KBR awarded Big Foot FEED contract

Chevron USA has awarded KBR a contract for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the topsides for the proposed Big Foot development facility in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Chevron USA has awarded KBR a contract for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the topsides for the proposed Big Foot development facility in the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed facility will be installed in 5,300 ft (1,615 m) of water, 35 mi (56 km) south of Chevron’s producing Tahiti field.

Chevron plans to develop Big Foot with a dry-tree floating drilling and production facility. The hull is a proposed extended tension leg platform (ETLP). Topside oil and gas processing facilities will include inlet separation; gas compression; dehydration and export; oil treatment and export pumping; produced water treatment; and utility systems. Initial facility installation will include water injection facilities to enable reservoir pressure maintenance early in the life of the field.

KBR will provide engineering and project management services to develop the process design; specify the required equipment; layout, modularize, and integrate the decks; perform the necessary structural analyses; and provide the electrical power generation and distribution system designed to support the platform and the downhole electrical submersible pump. KBR will also assist in planning subsequent phases of development.

11/03/2009

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