Chevron considers Big Foot development options

Chevron USA has hired Intec Engineering for a pre-FEED study concerning development options for the Big Foot project in the Gulf of Mexico.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 23 -- Chevron USA Inc. has hired Intec Engineering for a pre-FEED (front-end engineering and design) study concerning development options for the Big Foot project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Big Foot lies in more than 5,000 ft of water on Walker Ridge Block 29, 225 miles south of New Orleans and 180 miles offshore (OGJ, Feb. 11, 2008, Newsletter).

The development study, expected to be completed in the fourth quarter, will evaluate various types of subsea systems as potential alternatives.

Intec said a key aspect involves researching subsea boosting options.

Chevron owns 60% working interest in Big Foot. Partners are StatoilHydro AS 27.5% and Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. 12.5%.

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