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KBR to Execute Detailed Design of Chevron Big Foot Topsides

KBR KBR today announced that it has been selected by Chevron USA Inc. 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 USA Inc. (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."

Published 26/01/2011

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KBR (NYSE: KBR) is headquartered in Houston, Texas, also known as the energy capital of the world. The Company employs over 50,000 people worldwide in locations that include the U.S., Australia, Africa, the U.K., Asia and the Middle East. KBR delivers a wide range of services through its Downstream, Gas Monetization, Infrastructure and Minerals, International Government and Defense, North American Government and Defense, Oil and Gas, Power and Industrial, Services, Technology, and Ventures business segments, and differentiates itself as a technology-driven engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company.

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