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    Chevron Corporation has awarded GE Oil & Gas a contract to supply three customized aeroderivative gas turbine-generator modules to provide electric power for a new Chevron floating production unit that will produce oil and gas from the Jack and St. Malo fields in about 7,000 ft of water.

     

    McMoRan Exploration Co. said the Davy Jones # 2 well in South Marsh Island 234 encountered 192 net ft of potential hydrocarbons in the Tuscaloosa and Lower Cretaceous carbonate sections. Testing will be required to confirm the potential hydrocarbons and flow rates from these sandstones and limestone. The well has been temporarily abandoned.

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  • MWCC Opened Headquarters in Houston

    The Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) has opened its headquarters in Houston. The offices house the day-to-day business operations as well as a dedicated emergency response center in the event MWCC is called to respond to a deepwater well control incident in the Gulf of Mexico.

     

    KBR has been awarded a contract by Chevron U.S.A., Inc. to execute detailed design engineering for the Jack and St. Malo floating production unit (FPU) located in the Lower Tertiary trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

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  • MWCC Grows to Ten Members

    The Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) announced that its membership has grown to 10 members at the conclusion of the company’s formation period. The MWCC member companies are now Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Apache, Anadarko, BHP Billiton, Statoil and Hess. These 10 companies operated approximately 70 percent of deepwater wells drilled in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico between 2007 through 2009.

     

    McDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiary companies was awarded fabrication and installation work from Chevron U.S.A., Inc. to support the development of the Jack and St. Malo fields.

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  • Cameron Received Order from Petrobras

    Cameron has received an order from Petrobras for 27 subsea trees and related equipment, worth approximately $74 million, for use in their developments offshore Brazil. The order represents the remaining trees under a 138-tree frame agreement announced in September 2009.

     

    Technip was awarded a contract by Chevron NorthAmerica Exploration and Production for the development of the Jack & St. Malo fields, located in the Walker Ridge area at a water depth of approximately 7,000 feet. The contract covers the engineering, fabrication and subsea installation of flowlines, steel catenary risers, pipeline end terminations, manifolds, pump stations and tie-in skids.

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  • Bredero Shaw Received $40 Million Contract

    ShawCor, Ltd. announced its pipe coating division, Bredero Shaw, has received a $40 million contract to provide subsea insulation coatings for the Jack/St. Malo project, operated by Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company.

     

    Dresser-Rand Group, Inc. has been awarded contracts to build compression and power generation equipment worth about $250 million for five major offshore projects. The projects involve a floating, production, storage and offloading vessel, a semisubmersible, a tension leg platform, and two fixed-leg platforms located in various fields in Southeast Asia and the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Chevron Sanctioned Development of Jack/St. Malo Project

    Chevron Corporation has sanctioned development of the Jack/St. Malo project, its first operated project in the Lower Tertiary trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The Jack and St. Malo fields are located within 25 miles of each other in 7,000 ft of water. Initial development will require an investment of about $7.5 billion. It will comprise three subsea centers tied back to a hub production facility with a capacity of 170,000 b/d of oil and 42.5 MMcfd of gas. Startup is slated for 2014. Total recoverable resources for the combined fields are pegged at 500 million barrels of oil equivalent.

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