At least two contractors have submitted bids in a Petrobras tender to carry out decommissioning of flexible lines of the early production system installed at the giant Mero pre-salt field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

The Brazilian state-controlled oil company received commercial proposals on 22 July for an engineering, preparation, removal and disposal (EPRD) contract that was labelled internally as SPA-1 Libra.

Well-informed industry sources said that companies including local players Ocyan and Pratica Engenharia which participated in similar earlier Petrobras EPRD bidding opportunities have probably presented offers in the new tender.