Chevron awards KBR detailed design on Big Foot topsides in the ultra-deepwater US Gulf of Mexico

Source: KBR

KBR (NYSE:KBR) has been selected by Chevron (NYSE:CVX) to execute the detailed design for the Chevron Big Foot Topsides project

The Big Foot field is located in the Walker Ridge Block 29 of the Gulf of Mexico and is owned by Chevron (operator) and other working interest owners. The proposed facility will be installed in approximately 5,200 feet of water approximately 225 miles from New Orleans and 35 miles south of Chevron’s producing Tahiti field. 

KBR will provide engineering and procurement support during the detailed design phase of the project. The contract award follows the successful execution by KBR of the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of Big Foot. KBR also provided key support in obtaining project sanction for what is expected to be a record-setting facility. 

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 (ETLP). 

“The award of this contract by Chevron underscores the confidence KBR instills in its clients from the early FEED stages of a project, and we are proud to continue our work with Chevron on this first of its kind project,” said Roy Oelking, President, KBR Oil & Gas. “This contract award is also a symbolic one for KBR as it marks the company’s successful re-entry into the offshore engineering market in the Gulf of Mexico.”

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