Petrobras to install “state-of-the-art” 4D seismic monitoring technology in Santos basin

World Oil Staff February 15, 2023

(WO) – Petrobras has signed a contract with the group formed by Alcatel Submarine Networks and Maersk for the construction and installation of the Permanent Seismic Monitoring System (PSMS) in the Mero field, in the Santos Basin.

The Mero PSMS project has unprecedented features in Brazil and incorporates state-of-the-art 4D seismic monitoring technology, with which seismic records obtained on different dates are used to track reservoir behavior over time.

The data acquired with the PSMS will make it possible to deepen the knowledge about the distribution of fluids in the reservoir and provide greater efficiency in the production of oil from the Mero field.

The contract signed with the group includes the construction and installation of 400 km of optical fibers, distributed over an area of approximately 200 km² on the ocean floor. The optical fibers will be connected to the FPSO Sepetiba which, in connection with Petrobras' offices, will allow remote and instant access to the data generated by the monitoring system. The installation of this system will start in 2024.

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