LAFAYETTE, La. – Chevron North America E&P has awarded CORTEC Manifold Systems (CMS) with the supply of Compact Ball Valves for its Big Foot Project, located in the Gulf of Mexico.
CORTEC’s scope of supply includes Compact Ball Valves ranging from 2” through 10” 10,000psi & 15,000psi in either Actuated or Gear Operated configurations. The supply of valves will also include valves manufactured entirely of Super Duplex Stainless Steels. The entire valve supply will also utilize pressure-energizing metal to metal face sealing technology, eliminating the need for face O-rings.
“We [CORTEC] are excited to continue to be a part of these highly technical deepwater capital projects…from our engineers to our valve technicians, we all have a lot of pride knowing we can deliver unique solutions to those who need them,” said Larry Chauvin, president, CORTEC Manifold Systems.
Big Foot is yet another highly technical capital project for Chevron in the Gulf of Mexico, with an estimated cost of $4 billion. Big Foot is located 225 miles (360 km) south of New Orleans, and at a water depth of 5,300 feet, it is the world’s deepest TLP. Chevron expects a production capacity of 75,000 barrels of oil and 25 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.