Chevron USA has awarded a contract to Intecsea to deliver engineering and long-lead procurement services for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of the Buckskin / Moccasin project in the Gulf of Mexico.
The contract requires Intecsea to provide the FEED and procurement services for a subsea tieback from the Buckskin and Moccasin fields to a nearby production facility situated in the Outer Continental Shelf.
Intecsea will manage the project from its Houston office in the US, with support from its office in Hyderabad, India.
Intecsea president Neil Mackintosh said: "This is a significant win for Intecsea, and builds on our track record of providing subsea tieback solutions in the Gulf of Mexico.
"We are delighted to continue working with Chevron, one of our leading global customers, to address the challenges offered by the Buckskin-Moccasin development, and look forward to delivering as promised."
The Buckskin and Moccasin fields are situated in the Keathley Canyon, an undersea canyon in the US Exclusive Economic Zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Buckskin prospect is located 190 miles south-east of Houston, and Moccasin is 12 miles away from it.
Chevron owns and operates the Buckskin field with a 55% stake. Repsol and Samson Offshore each own a 12.5% stake, while the remaining 20% interest is held by Maersk Oil.
Moccasin field is also operated by Chevron with a 43.75% stake. BP and Samson Offshore own a 43.75% and a 12.5% respectively.
Chevron USA has recently agreed to work with BP Exploration and Production and ConocoPhillips to explore and appraise 24 jointly-held offshore leases in the north-west part of Keathley Canyon.