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February 28, 2020updated 02 Mar 2020 11:31am

Wood to design Chevron’s Anchor deepwater project in Gulf of Mexico

Wood Group has secured a contract from Chevron to deliver engineering design project for Anchor deepwater development in the US Gulf of Mexico.

By Himaja Ganta

Wood Group has secured a contract from Chevron to deliver engineering design project for Anchor deepwater development in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

Anchor is a deepwater, high-pressure oil and gas field located at a water depth of 1,500m in Block 807 of the Green Canyon Protraction Area, approximately 225km offshore Louisiana.

The ultrahigh-pressure project has an operating pressure of 20,000lb per square inch (psi).

The contract was awarded under an existing ten-year master services agreement (MSA) with Chevron. It will be led by Wood’s engineering teams in Houston, Texas, US.

Under the contract, Wood’s work included the preliminary front-end engineering and design (Pre-FEED) and FEED services. It now covers detailed design of Anchor field, a wet tree development, which will use a semisubmersible floating production unit (semi-FPU).

The semi-FPU has a production capacity of 75,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bopd) and 28 million cubic feet (mcf) of natural gas a day.

As part of the contract, Wood will also deliver a fully integrated design for the topsides and subsea system, incorporating risers, production flowlines, export pipelines, and flow assurance analysis.

Wood Asset Solutions Americas business CEO Stephanie Cox said: “With over 30 years of experience designing deepwater developments, we are committed to supporting the Anchor project and the key role it plays in exploring oil and gas from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

“We are proud to play a part in this milestone US project, which signals a renewed confidence in the region.”

In December last year, French oil and gas firm Total reached the final investment decision (FID) to develop the Anchor oil field.

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