Wood and KBR win Crux FEED project offshore Western Australia

Wood and KBR,Inc. (NYSE: KBR) have secured  a new multimillion dollar contract to deliver integrated front-end engineering  design (FEED) for Shell Australia’s Crux project to build a not normally manned  (NNM) platform and gas export pipeline located approximately 600km north of  Broome, offshore Western Australia (WA).

  The Crux facilities will be an important  source of backfill gas supply to the Shell-operated Prelude floating liquefied  natural gas (FLNG) facility. The remotely operated, minimum facilities NNM platform  concept for Crux will dry the gas and export the gas/condensate to Prelude via  a new 160km multiphase gas pipeline.  

  The services will be delivered over  18-months by Wood and KBR’s engineering and project management teams in Perth, WA,  supported by Wood’s Kuala Lumpur resource base. The teams will provide a single  integrated FEED for the Crux topsides, jacket, export pipeline and subsea pipeline  end manifold (PLEM).

  Wood and KBR bring together over 80 years of  history working in the Australian energy industry combining their collective  strengths in subsea engineering and offshore gas processing facilities.

  Robin Watson, Wood’s chief executive  comments: “This contract win to deliver the next generation of offshore  facilities for Shell Australia demonstrates our unrivalled subsea pipeline  expertise and offshore engineering capabilities.

  “Wood has extensive experience in  delivering technically complex subsea engineering projects in Western Australia.  We are committed to expanding our portfolio in the region, developing local  content by investing in industry talent, resources and supply chain.

  “Working alongside each other for more than  20 years, Wood and KBR provide a powerful combination, leveraging the  experience of two tier one contractors.”

  Wood also provides specialist consultancy  services for flexible riser integrity management to the Shell-operated Prelude  FLNG facility.  

  Stuart Bradie, KBR president and CEO, said:  “KBR is committed to adding value to our customers.  That’s why we are delighted to partner with  Wood to bring together two industry leaders to deliver one world-class  complimentary team whilst continuing our long relationship with Shell and  Perth, Australia.”

  “This win builds on KBR’s long offshore  experience in Australia and reinforces our extensive global leadership position  in unmanned offshore facilities.”


  Notes to Editors:  


  Wood is a global leader in the delivery of  project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets.  We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with  revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide  performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to  decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the  upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process,  environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general  industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com

  For further information contact:  press.office@woodplc.com

About Crux :

  The  Shell-operated Crux Project has been identified as the primary source of  backfill gas supply to the Prelude FLNG Facility, located in Commonwealth  marine waters in the northern Browse Basin, 620km north-east of Broome.
  The  concept is a Not Normally Manned Platform containing minimal processing  facilities, utility systems and will be operated remotely from the Prelude FLNG  Facility.
  Shell  Australia is the Operator with SGH Energy and Osaka Gas as Joint Venture  Participants.



  KBR  is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies  across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Services and  Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs approximately 34,000 people worldwide  (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 75 countries, and  operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

  • Government  Services, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that  cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government  programs and missions from research and development, through systems  engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations,  maintenance, and field logistics
  • Technology,  including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons  (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and  petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining and  gasification
  • Hydrocarbons  Services, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and  regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers;  differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial  Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating  solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting  services

KBR  is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology,  value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and  maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At  KBR, We Deliver. Visit www.kbr.com.

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  Alison Vasquez
  Vice President, Investor Relations

  Brenna Hapes
  External Global Communications