KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has been awarded a FEED contract
to perform work for the topsides and hull associated with a new-build,
double-sided, single-bottom hull Floating Production Storage and
Offloading (FPSO) vessel. The FPSO will be located offshore Angola and
FEED is scheduled to start immediately, with a duration of 12 months.
KBR’s scope covers the permanently moored FPSO using a spread mooring
system. The vessel will be capable of storing a minimum of 1MM BBLS and
housing 130 persons on board. The topsides will utilize a single train
designed to process 80,000 barrels of oil per day and 90 million
standard cubic feet per day at an export pressure of 3,500 psi. The
water injection facilities will be designed to inject up to 130,000
barrels of water per day.
Services for the project will be based out of KBR’s offices in Houston,
Gothenburg and Luanda. KBR’s Luanda office will play a major role in
supplying local employee content for the project.
“This project builds upon KBR’s long-standing commitment to the African
region and further solidifies our position as a leading FPSO provider,”
said Dennis Calton, President, Oil & Gas. “KBR has been present in
Africa for nearly 60 years and has executed numerous projects in Angola.
I am confident that KBR’s successful completion of this project will
position us for additional services during the EPC phase.”
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Produced gas will be exported via pipeline and stabilized crude oil
will be stored in the FPSO hull tanks and exported through a deepwater
single point mooring export terminal.
The crude will be transferred using a mid-water oil offloading line
from the FPSO to the SPM buoy.
Produced gas will be dehydrated and transferred via a gas export line
to a client-owned facility.
The design service life of the FPSO facility is 20 years.