Chevron Taps INTEC for Pre-FEED Work on GOM's Big Foot

INTEC Engineering has announced the award of the pre-FEED study for Chevron’s Big Foot prospect in the Gulf of Mexico. The work commenced in late May and will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2008.

The Big Foot discovery is located in Walker Ridge Block 29 in approximately 5,000 feet water depth. Chevron USA Inc. is the operator of the lease, while StatoilHydro and Shell are coowners. During this study, several development options will be considered for this field.

INTEC Engineering will perform the pre-FEED conceptual engineering work to identify and define potential development alternatives for Big Foot. The INTEC scope incorporates all subsea systems including wellheads, trees, jumpers, PLETs/PLEMs/ITAs, flowlines, umbilicals and subsea control systems. A key aspect of the study is research and evaluation of subsea boosting options.

Award of the Big Foot project represents INTEC's continued participation in Chevron engineering projects. "It has been our privilege to be involved in Chevron Blind Faith, Agbami and Frade projects, all of these being milestone projects not only for Chevron but also for the Oil and Gas Industry. We are particularly pleased to continue to support Chevron with one of their deepwater projects in the GOM," said Ed Smith, INTEC CEO.