The week starts with lots of news about the Mero field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt. Petrobras announced it has applied with Ibama for the Installation License for the FPSO Sepetiba, the second definitive production unit in Mero. Earlier, as we reported, the state company announced that it obtained the license to install the second Early Production System (SPA-2) in the field.
To remember, the Sepetiba FPSO is being built by SBM Offshore. The unit will have the capacity to process up to 180 thousand barrels of oil per day (bpd) and 12 million m³ / day of gas.
The hull of the ship is being built in China, where part of the topside is also being developed. Some modules of the platform are under construction in Brazil, at the EBR shipyard, in Rio Grande do Sul. The FPSO is expected to start operating in 2023 and will be connected to up to 16 wells.