Petrobras and partners begin production from Mero-2 project offshore Brazil

Petrobras and its partners have started production from the second phase of development of the Mero field (Mero-2 project) located on the Libra block in the pre-salt area of Brazil’s Santos Basin.

Chartered from SBM, FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) Sepetiba has a production capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil per day and a compression capacity reaching up to 12 million cubic metres of gas. It is now the third producing unit in the Mero field, out of a total of five, with two of them to be installed in the future.

Following the commissioning of the Mero-2 project, the overall production capacity of the Mero field is set to become 410,000 barrels per day.

TotalEnergies chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné said: “The production start-up of Mero-2 is a new milestone for TotalEnergies in Brazil, a key growth area for the Company. With its vast resources and world-class productivity, the Mero development delivers low cost and low emission oil production, in line with the strategy of our Company.”