KBR has won a contract from Chevron USA to execute detailed design engineering for the Jack & St Malo floating production unit (FPU) in the Lower Tertiary trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

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.

KBR subsidiaries Granherne and GVA consultants will collaborate on the execution of this phase of the project.

The Jack and St Malo fields are located within 40km of one another approximately 450km south of New Orleans, Louisiana, in water depths of 7,000ft.

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