Tenaris Awarded Oil Pipeline Coatings Contract


Global pipe manufacturer Tenaris recently announced that it has received a contract to provide coating services for the Mero 4 oil project in the Campos Basin Pre-Salt in Brazil, one of the world’s largest oil discoveries in deep waters.

Tenaris states that it will apply 81 kilometers (50 miles) of thermal insulation coatings to risers and flowlines for the project over the next year with deliveries beginning in 2025. The work will reportedly include TenCoat Marine 5LPP Solid and Syntactic.

With a water depth of 2,100 meters, the Mero field is reportedly the third largest in the Pre-Salt region, operated by a consortium of Petrobras in partnership with Shell, TotalEnergies, CNODC and CNOOC.

The project is expected to feature 15 wells connected to the Alexandre de Gusmão FPSO, which has a processing capacity of 180,000 barrels per day.

After they are coated, the pipes will reportedly be sent to Espírito Santo, where the spooling and assembly processes will take place before the offshore installation.

After the project is complete, Mero 4 would be the fourth major risers and flowlines project with coating manufactured by Tenaris in Brazil in the last five years, following Bacalhau, Búzios V and Mero 3.

“Our expanding presence in the thermal coating sector, combined with our global pipe supply capability, positions us as a key partner in the Pre-Salt. We are committed to offering value-added solutions that contribute to the development of one of the most challenging exploration and production environments in the world,” said Renato Catallini, Tenaris President in Brazil.


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