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Chevron chooses Harris CapRock satcom for Big Foot

Friday, February 17, 2012

Chevron has chosen Harris CapRock to provide an integrated telecommunication system for its Big Foot Platform in deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Harris Caprock already provides communications services to many other Chevron projects.

The contract includes design, integration and testing phases of several subsystems in addition to VSAT hardware and service, from design to Factory Acceptance Testing.

Big Foot is 225 miles offshore from New Orleans, in water depths of 5,300 feet, with a production capacity of 75,000 bopd and 25m cubic feet of natural gas per day, with first oil expected in 2014.

The communication system will include electronic equipment, fibre optics, radio (RF) communication as well as satellite communications.

The radio communication includes UHF (Ultra-High Frequency) trunked, marine VHF (Very High Frequency), survival and aeronautical radios; radar, AIS (Automatic Identification System) and weather tracking systems.

The system also includes closed circuit TV and entertainment TV.

There will be systems to locate where the people are onboard.



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