Aker Solutions wins subsea order for Libra’s Mero field offshore Brazil
Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Petrobras to provide a subsea production system and related services for the Mero 1 project within the Mero field development, one of the largest oil discoveries in Brazil’s pre-salt area.
The subsea production system will consist of 12 vertical subsea trees designed for Brazil’s pre-salt, four subsea distribution units, three topside master control stations for the Mero 1 Guanabara FPSO, and spare parts.
The order also includes installation and commissioning support services.
Aker Solutions’ subsea manufacturing facility in São José dos Pinhais and its subsea services base in Rio das Ostras will carry out the work.
The work has already started and deliveries are scheduled for 2020. Installations are scheduled between 2020 and 2023.
The subsea production system will be hooked up to the first full-scale floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for Mero, known as the Guanabara FPSO. The FPSO is scheduled to come on stream in 2021 and will have capacity to process up to 180,000 barrels of oil a day and 12 million cubic metres of gas a day.
The ultra-deepwater Mero field is located in the northwestern area of the original Libra block, which is about 180 kilometres south of Rio de Janeiro. First oil was produced in November last year.