KBR Bags Design Engineering Gig for Jack/St. Malo FPU
Tuesday, April 26, 201
KBR has been awarded a contract by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. to execute detailed design engineering for the Jack/St. Malo floating production unit (FPU) located in the Lower Tertiary trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The Jack and St. Malo fields are located within 25 miles (40 km) of one another approximately 280 miles (450 km) south of New Orleans, Louisiana, in water depths of 7,000 feet (2,100 m).
KBR will provide design and engineering support through fabrication for the deep draft semi-submersible (semi) including: hull, deck box, accommodations, appurtenances, equipment foundations; mooring system design; and anchor suction piles. The semi will be designed to minimize vessel motion and allow acceptable fatigue lives of the moorings, risers and umbilicals.
"Following the announcement of the detailed design contract for Big Foot in January 2011, KBR is overwhelmingly proud to accept the award for Jack & St. Malo FPU," said Dennis Calton, President, KBR Oil & Gas. "As a company, we’ve worked strategically to re-enter the Gulf of Mexico. The opportunity to execute another project for Chevron in the Gulf positions KBR at the forefront of deep water field development."
KBR subsidiaries Granherne and GVA consultants will collaborate on the execution of this phase of the project. The award of this contract follows the successful completion of conceptual engineering and design, pre-FEED and FEED by KBR for the Jack & St. Malo FPU project.