J. Ray Wins Qatar Gas Field Job for Exxon, QP

DUBAI (Dow Jones Newswires), August 18, 2008

J Ray McDermott, the Houston-based marine services company, has won the contract to carry out early engineering works on Qatar's Barzan gas field, jointly developed by Exxon Mobil Corp. and Qatar Petroleum, or QP, Qatar's The Peninsular daily reported Friday.

J Ray McDermott will carry out front-end engineering design, or FEED, services for the field's offshore platform topsides and pipelines, the daily reported.

Engineering services for detailed design for the wellhead jackets, temporary work decks and sub-sea templates will be carried out by J Ray McDermott under a separate contract, the paper reported.

The Barzan project is a multi-billion dollar scheme to develop a portion of Qatar's North Field to provide extra natural gas production for the domestic sector, according to the paper.

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