Billiton Petróleo Operaciones de México (BHP) awarded a contract to McDermott International to provide pre-front-end engineering design (pre-FEED) services for a floating production unit (FPU) that will be installed in a water depth of approximately 8,200 ft (2,500 m) at the Trion field, located approximately 19 miles south of the US/Mexico border and approximately 112 miles from the Mexican coastline. The scope of the contract, worth between $1 million and $50 million, includes engineering tasks related to the configuration, sizing and preliminary analysis of the FPU, including topsides, hull, risers, and mooring. The project will also begin immediately with completion projected in the third quarter of 2020. The contract award will be reflected in McDermott's first quarter 2020 backlog. McDermott said it will work in partnership with Houston Offshore Engineering (HOE) and Wood on the pre-FEED, with McDermott's Houston office leading engineering services along with its Mexico City office, and HOE and Wood providing engineering for the hull and topsides, respectively.