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FMC awarded subsea systems contract for Chevron's Wheatstone project

Oilfield Technology,

FMC Technologies, Inc is to manufacture and supply the subsea production systems to support the Wheatstone LNG Project. The contract has an approximate value of US$ 325 million.

The Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project comprises the Wheatstone and Iago gas fields, located offshore Western Australia in water depths between 330 and 850 feet (100 - 260 m). FMC's scope of supply includes 11 subsea production trees, 11 wellheads, three manifolds, subsea and topside controls and well access systems. The equipment will be supplied from FMC's Asia-Pacific operations, with deliveries scheduled to commence in 2013.

"We are pleased to supply Chevron with the subsea systems for Wheatstone, which will be one of Australia's largest resource projects," said Tore Halvorsen, FMC's Senior Vice President, Global Subsea Production Systems.

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