Libra contracting


Consortium operated by Petrobras receives in September proposals to provide drilling and completion services

The Libra Consortium is expected to receive offers for construction of wells at the Mero 1 field in the Santos Basin pre-salt in September. The scope of the tender is for eight drillings, 15 completion facilities and one assessment.

The Petrobras schedule foresees the beginning of drilling and completion activities in December 2019 and February 2020, respectively.

Mero 1 will be the first permanent project in the NW Libra area, in the Northeast region of the bloc, with 17 wells, eight of which are producers and nine Water Alternating Gas (WAG) injectors connected to an FPSO capable of producing 180,000 barrels of oil .

There was initially the expectation that Petrobras would contract the 17 wells at one time, but the contracting of the services ended up being divided, so that a new tender should be launched soon.

In the first phase of development of Libra, Halliburton took the integrated contract, with the drilling of up to nine wells. The scope included profiling services and training tests, as well as the supply of drills, fluids and completion tools.

Since 2014, the Libra Consortium drilled 21 wells in the asset, recording 19 signs of hydrocarbons. Three wells were completed this year with Seadrill’s West Tellus and Carina rigs, two of which (3-BRSA-1355D-RJS and 3-BRSA-1356D-RJS) found oil.

Among these wells is 3-BRSA-1305A-RJS, completed in January 2016 and producing the largest daily volume in the country, having extracted 58,359 barrels of oil equivalent in June, according to ANP data.

Source: Brazil Energy

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