Production in Mero 1 is postponed by Petrobras

Petrobras postponed the forecast of start of production in the Mero 1 field for the first quarter of 2022, due to a delay in the works of the FPSO Guanabara, which would be used in the area. It is worth remembering that the previous estimate was for the last quarter of 2021.

According to the statement made by the state on Wednesday (7), "the FPSO is in conversion in China and, due to the pandemic scenario of Covid-19, there was delay in the works of the unit". According to Petrobras, the tanker will have a processing capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil per day.

The Mero field belongs to the Libra Block, located in the pre-salt santos basin, and was tendered by the government in 2013. In addition to Petrobras with a 40% stake, the Libra block has a stake in Anglo-Dutch Shell (20%), France's Total (20%) and the Chinese CNODC (10%) and CNOOC (10%).

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