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KBR awarded FEED for FPSO offshore Angola

Oilfield Technology,

KBR has been awarded a FEED contract to perform work for the topsides and hull associated with a new-build, double-sided, single-bottom hull FPSO vessel. The FPSO will be located offshore Angola and FEED is scheduled to start immediately, with a duration of 12 months.

Angola has been a major growth area for the oil and gas industry since the end of the country’s bloody civil war, and huge reserves have been identified offshore which can now be exploited safely to help the country rebuild.

KBR’s scope covers the permanently moored FPSO using a spread mooring system. The vessel will be capable of storing a minimum of 1 million bbls and housing 130 persons on board. The topsides will utilise a single train designed to process 80,000 bpd of oil and 90 million ft3/d at an export pressure of 3500 psi. The water injection facilities will be designed to inject up to 130,000 barrels of water per day.

“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.”

Adapted from press release by Peter Farrell.

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