KBR Awarded FEED Contract by Chevron for Big Foot Topsides Project

December 2009 Vol. 236 No. 12

KBR was awarded a contract by Chevron USA Inc. for front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the topsides for the proposed Big Foot development facility in the Walker Ridge Block 29 of the Gulf of Mexico.

The proposed facility will be installed in 5,300 feet of water 200 miles from New Orleans and 35 miles south of Chevron’s producing Tahiti field. The goal is to develop Big Foot with a dry-tree floating drilling and production facility. 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 requirements.