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KBR to Provide Ammonia Technology and Services to Revamp Fertilizer Plant in Iraq

Houston, Texas — December 22, 2011 — KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by First Global Company to revamp the North Fertilizer Plant in Baiji, Iraq.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide a license for its proprietary Ammonia Process and related engineering services to increase the plant capacity to 120 percent of the original design. The original plant, which started up in 1989 was designed to produce 1000 MTPD Ammonia.

“KBR is proud to have the opportunity to work with First Global Company to revamp the North Fertilizer Plant,” said John Derbyshire, President, KBR Technology. “Helping our licensors debottleneck their plants and achieve greater production capacities and process efficiencies is one of our core competencies and will be an area of significant growth worldwide.”

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.kbr.com.

Qatar Petroleum and Shell sign for the development of petrochemicals complex

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry of the State of Qatar, and Peter Voser, Chief Executive Officer of Shell, has recently signed a Heads of Agreement that sets the scope and commercial principles for the development of a world-scale petrochemicals complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. This agreement follows the conclusion of a joint feasibility study conducted by the partners, Qatar Petroleum and Shell.

The scope under consideration includes a world-scale steam cracker, with feedstock coming from natural gas projects in Qatar; a mono-ethylene glycol plant of up to 1.5 million tonnes per annum using Shell’s proprietary OMEGA (Only MEG Advantaged) technology; 300 kilotonnes per annum of linear alpha olefins using Shell’s proprietary SHOP (Shell Higher Olefin Process); and another olefin derivative. The complex will produce cost-competitive petrochemicals products to be marketed primarily into Asian growth markets. Qatar Petroleum will have an 80% equity interest in the project and Shell 20%.