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Total awards pipeline contract to Subsea 7 for Brazilian offshore project

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Subsea 7 has won a contract for the development of the Lapa North East field, located around 300km offshore the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, at a depth of 2,150m in the pre-salt Santos Basin.

The sizeable contract, which is estimated to be worth between $50-150 million (€45-136 million), was awarded by Total E&P do Brasil, acting as operator for and on behalf of a consortium comprised of Total E&P do Brasil, Shell and Repsol-Sinopec.

The scope of the work includes the transport, installation and pre-commissioning of 35km of flexible pipelines and 20km of umbilical, which will connect five wells to the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba. Subsea 7 expect project management and detailed engineering to start immediately at its office in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, with offshore activities slated to begin by the end of this year.

“This contract builds on our track record of project execution offshore Brazil and reflects our commitment to work and learn together with our client to achieve successful solutions,” commented Marcelo Xavier, vice-president Brazil at Subsea 7. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Total in Brazil, through mutually beneficial collaboration on this project and, in the long-term, on future developments.”