BG Group has signed a global alliance with KBR that will enhance the company’s capacity to deliver commercially attractive oil and gas projects around the world.
The single-partner alliance, which has been signed for six years initially with options to extend to up to 10 years, will involve KBR’s experienced engineers and specialists providing technical support, services (in both the pre-FEED and FEED stages), and project management expertise across BG Group’s global upstream portfolio.
Under the agreement, KBR will provide a flexible resource that can be scaled to match the specific requirements of each project. In a lower oil price environment this is an important aspect of the alliance which enables BG Group to help minimise its fixed costs whilst retaining access to high value technical expertise and support.
BG Group operates in more than 20 countries and is pursuing material opportunities and projects in Brazil, Australia, Tanzania, and the USA.
Sami Iskander, BG Group Chief Operating Officer, commented: “We are pleased to announce our upstream alliance with KBR, which represents a significant evolution in the way we work with contractors. We will be taking a more integrated and collaborative approach in which we can fully capitalise on the high calibre of people and the knowledge that our partner KBR can bring to our business.”
“The alliance will provide us with access to dedicated and proven third-party expertise and resources that can be tailored to specific projects. Importantly, it will focus on enhancing BG Group’s productivity and agility as we develop projects that will deliver the next phase of the company’s growth.”
Stuart Bradie, KBR President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are excited about this opportunity to continue our relationship with BG Group while continuing to demonstrate our track record of safety, quality personnel, and experience in the upstream market sector.”