Phillips Awards Kellogg Brown & Root Two UK Contracts

Kellogg Brown & Root has been awarded two major production services contracts by Phillips Petroleum (UK) Company Limited for two offshore installations in the North Sea - the Jade and Judy platforms. The Jade contract is valued at around £1.5 million over five years, while the Judy contract is worth £10 million over five years. Both contracts have further five-year extension options.

A KBR onshore multifunctional intervention crew will provide operations and maintenance support for the Jade platform, normally unmanned. KBR will have full responsibility for the provision of suitably qualified labour, contributing to health, safety, and environmental standards, and the business goals of the asset.

The project team will be based onshore in Aberdeen and undertake planned and call-out visits to Jade to carry out maintenance needs on an intervention basis. The team will also provide onshore and offshore hook up and commissioning support until Jade is in normal operation and during periods of simultaneous drilling and production.

The Jade platform, situated in block 30/2c of the UKCS, is a single, normally unmanned (NUI) high-pressure wellhead platform remotely operated from, and tied into, the Judy host platform by a 17.7km multiphase pipeline. Jade is due to begin operating in Q4 2001 and is self-sufficient in the supply of process treatment chemicals, power generation, utilities and life support systems.

Randy Harl, president and chief executive officer of Kellogg Brown & Root, said, "We are very pleased to have been awarded these two contracts with Phillips Petroleum in the UKCS, and we are confident of our ability to provide optimum support to these two assets."

Tadg Slattery, vice president of KBR Production Services, added: "This underscores our reputation as best in class operations and maintenance providers on a global scale. We look forward to a long working relationship with Phillips Petroleum."

The Judy contract involves the supply of around 40 operations and maintenance core crew personnel, who will be managed from the Kellogg Brown & Root base in Dyce, Aberdeen.

The Judy platform is located in Block 30/7a of the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS), approximately 240km East of Aberdeen. It comprises a conventional six-legged steel jacket and accommodation for 66 people, and has the capacity to process 450 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd) and 90,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd).