Two rival contractors have submitted nearly identical offers in a Petrobras tender for the supply of flexible pipes just days after the Brazilian oil giant witnessed a similar outcome at a bidding competition for a different type of subsea equipment.

Petrobras is seeking up to 80.1 kilometres of flexible risers and flowlines for oil production, water injection and gas lift to attend the Parque das Baleias deep-water development in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

NOV Flexibles placed the lowest bid at 1.59