Wood wins Chevron offshore contract

John Wood Group plc (Wood) will provide engineering services for Chevron’s Anchor deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico.

The scope of the contract includes the preliminary front end engineering and design (pre-FEED), FEED and a detailed design of the wet tree development that will employ a semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU).

Anchor is the oil and gas industry’s first deepwater high-pressure development to achieve a final investment decision and Chevron anticipates the initial project development will cost approximately US$5.7 billion.

Anchor Field is located approximately 225 km off the coast of Louisiana, USand the initial operations will consist of seven subsea wells and a semi-submersible FPU.

Wood’s engineering teams in Houston in Texas, US will lead its works, with the contract awarded under an existing 10-year master services agreement with Chevron.

The company will deliver a fully integrated design for the topsides and subsea system, incorporating risers, production flowlines, export pipelines and flow assurance analysis.

Wood Asset Solutions Americas CEO Stephanie Cox said the project signalled renewed confidence in the region.

“With over 30 years of experience designing deepwater developments, we are committed to supporting the Anchor project and the key role it plays in exploring oil and gas from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico,” she said.

The project will be located in water depths of approximately 1,524 m and will have an operating pressure of 20,000 psi.

The semi-FPU has a production capacity of 75,000 bbl and 28 million cubic feet of gas per day.

First oil is expected in 2024.

For more information visit the Wood website.

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