MONACO – SBM Offshore has signed contracts with Petrobras for the 22.5-year lease and operation of the FPSO Sepetiba (formerly known as Mero 2).
The newbuild vessel, which will incorporate SBM’s Fast4Ward hull and standardized topsides modules, will be deployed at the Mero field in the Libra block in the presalt Santos basin, 180 km (112 mi) offshore Rio de Janeiro.
Delivery is scheduled for 2022.
Petrobras operates Libra in partnership with Shell, Total, CNODC and CNOOC. Brazil’s state-owned company Pré-Sal Petróleo manages the production-sharing contract.