KBR to Provide Engineering Services for Petrobras' Cascade & Chinook Field

KBR's wholly-owned subsidiary, Granherne, Inc., has been awarded a three-year engineering services contract by Petrobras America, a subsidiary of Petrobras.

KBR subsidiary Granherne marine group will serve as Owner's Engineer to Petrobras America. The scope of work comprises engineering services on the Cascade and Chinook developments in Walker Ridge area of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

"This award demonstrates KBR and Granherne's commitment to Petrobras' deepwater projects as well as our ongoing participation in deepwater Gulf of Mexico", said Richard D'Souza, General Manager of Granherne, Inc. "KBR has a proven track record of executing complex projects and we look forward to showcasing that expertise while assisting Petrobras on this venture".

Granherne will be providing technical support for design of the hull for the early production system (EPS), floating production storage and offloading system (FPSO), and later phase full field development (FFD). The FPSO will be located in approximately 2,600 meters of water. The Cascade/Chinook FPSO, when deployed, will be the first in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and will be the world's deepest FPSO to date.