Subsea 7 has secured a sizeable contract from Total E&P do Brasil for the development of the Lapa North East field in Brazil.

The field is located approximately 300km off the coast of the São Paulo state, at approximately 2,150m water depth in the pre-salt Santos Basin. Total E&P do Brasil is the operator of the field, on behalf of the consortium which also consists of Shell and Repsol-Sinopec.

According to Subsea 7, the deal value of the contract is expected to be between $50m and $150m.

Subsea 7 will be responsible for the transport, installation and pre-commissioning of 35km of flexible pipelines as well as 20km of umbilical, connecting five wells to the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Cidade de Caraguatatuba.

The company will also provide project management, with detailed engineering set to commence imminently at Subsea 7’s office located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Offshore activities are expected to commence in the last quarter of 2019.

Subsea 7 Brazil vice-president Marcelo Xavier said: “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.

“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.”

In April 2019, Total E&P do Brasil awarded a contract to TechnipFMC to deliver flexible pipes for oil production, gas lift and gas injection as well as other associated accessories for Lapa field.