Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Libra, a consortium of prime international oil & gas operators, for Steel Tube Umbilicals to be installed in the Mero offshore oilfield.
More specifically the award refers to Mero 1, an ultra-deep-water project, which will consist of up to 17 wells and one FPSO, situated approximately 180 km offshore Rio de Janeiro in the pre-salt area of the Santos basin at a water depth of approximately 2,000 m below sea level with oil production due to commence in 2021.
The Mero 1 project is a true milestone in the technological development of the Oil & Gas industry in Brazil.
The contract includes the supply of approximately 60 km of Steel Tube Umbilicals consisting of 9 and 12 functions 1/2″ diameter 10kpsi super duplex steel tubes that will be manufactured in the Group’s production unit in Vila Velha.
These achievements mark the transition of the Group from the traditional Thermoplastic technology used so far and are the successful result of end-to-end production of deepwater subsea umbilicals, unrivaled manufacturing and testing assets, relentless efforts of highly qualified resources and high-end design capabilities to deliver best-in-class solutions for deepwater conditions and well service operations.