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Aker Solutions bags subsea services contract from Petrobras

Aker Solutions said Oct. 5 that it was awarded a contract by Brazil's state-owned oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA - Petrobras to provide a subsea production system and related services for the Mero 1 project within the Mero field offshore Brazil for an undisclosed amount.

The subsea production system will be hooked up to the Guanabara floating production, storage and offloading vessel, which is scheduled to come on stream in 2021 and has the processing capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil per day and 12 million cubic meters of gas per day. In addition, the contract includes installation and commissioning support services.

Work is currently underway and will be done at the company's subsea manufacturing facility in São José dos Pinhais and its subsea services base in Rio das Ostras. Deliveries are slated for 2020 while installations are scheduled between 2020 and 2023.

The Mero field is located inside the Libra block, which is being developed by the Libra Consortium led by Petrobras with a 40% share along with Royal Dutch Shell PLC, TOTAL SA, China National Petroleum Corp. and CNOOC Ltd. with stakes of 20%, 20%, 10% and 10%, respectively. Pré-Sal Petróleo – PPSA manages the production sharing contract.