FloaTec awarded Big Foot FEED contract

Chevron USA has awarded FloaTEC a contract for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the hull, mooring, and risers for the Big Foot development facility in Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Chevron USA has awarded FloaTEC a contract for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the hull, mooring, and risers for the Big Foot development facility in Gulf of Mexico. The proposed facility will be installed in 5,187 ft (1,581 m) of water, 35 mi (56 km) south of Chevron’s producing Tahiti field.

Big Foot is expected to be developed with a dry-tree floating drilling and production facility. The hull will be FloaTEC LLC’s proprietary extended tension leg platform (ETLP), with associated foundation piles, tendon mooring systems, and top tensioned risers.

FloaTEC will provide engineering and project management services to develop the platform hull design, specify the required marine systems equipment, and optimize the hull, tendons, and risers global design. The company will also perform structural analyses and assist in planning subsequent phases of development.

Work on the project is underway.

12/04/2009

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