Chevron contracts KBR for Big Foot topsides detail design

KBR will execute the detailed design for the Big Foot topsides, says Chevron USA Inc.

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HOUSTON – KBR will execute the detailed design for the Big Foot topsides, says Chevron USA Inc. KBR did the front-end engineering and design on the project and will provide engineering and procurement support during the detailed design phase.

Big Foot is in Walker Ridge block 29 of the Gulf of Mexico in about 5,200 ft (1,585 m) water depth 225 mi (362 km) offshore of New Orleans. This is 35 mi (56 km) south of Chevron’s producing Tahiti field.

Big Foot will be an integrated drilling and production platform with dry trees. Big Foot’s topsides facilities will include inlet oil and gas separation, gas compression, dehydration and export, oil treatment and export pumping, produced water treatment, water injection and all required utility systems. The hull will be an extended tension leg platform.

1/27/2011

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