September 18, 2008

KBR JV Receives Gorgon FEED Contract Extension

KBR has announced that the Kellogg Joint Venture Group has been awarded a work authorization by Chevron Australia for approximately A$300 million to finalize front-end engineering and design for the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project.

Through the Kellogg Joint Venture Group (KJVG), KBR is designing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Barrow Island, which will consist of three five-million-ton-per annum (MTPA) LNG trains.

The front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract also includes a 300 tera joule-per-day domestic gas plant. The FEED contract, including the accelerated domestic gas scope, continues to be conducted from two operating centers, located in London, UK, and Perth, Australia.

The Gorgon Project is seeking to develop the Greater Gorgon gas fields, located between 130km and 200km off the northwest coast of Western Australia. The Greater Gorgon gas fields contain resources of about 40 trillion cubic feet of gas, Australia's largest known gas resource. Chevron is the operator of the project with a 50% interest, and ExxonMobil and Shell each hold 25%.

John Rose, KBR's president of upstream, said: "We are committed to Chevron and the Gorgon Project and look forward to working closely with our joint venture partners in KJVG and Chevron to ensure the successful execution of the Gorgon Project."