Petrobras advancing first major deepwater project since oil crash

BNAMERICAS | Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras signed a letter of intent with maritime services company MISC Berhad for chartering and related services for the Marechal Duque de Caxias FPSO, set to be deployed in the Mero field in the Santos basin pre-salt region.  

The unit will have the capacity to deliver 180,000b/d (barrels per day) of oil and 12Mm3/d (million cubic meters per day) of natural gas. It will be the third platform installed in the field. A total of 15 wells will be connected to the unit, eight of which are producers and seven are injector wells.   

Petrobras’ contract with MISC Berhard will run for 22.5 years, starting after final approval, which is due to take place during the first half of 2024. 

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