Subsidiary to provide support services to Woodside Petroleum
JOHN Wood Group has won a multi-million dollar contract with Woodside Petroleum to support a major energy project in Australia.
Subsea engineering subsidiary, Wood Group Kenny, will work on pipeline front end engineering design (FEED) for the the Browse liquefied natural gas development in Western Australia.
It will also undertake riser FEED work on Browse and support Aker Solutions in delivering design and engineering on the project.
Wood Group Kenny said around 80 employees will manage the new contract, believed to be valued in the tens of millions of dollars (US).
The Browse gas fields include the Torosa, Brecknock, and Calliance discoveries located offshore north of Broome, Western Australia.
Reserve estimates at Browse as of December 2009 were 13.3 trillion cubic feet of dry gas and 360 million barrels of condensate.
Steve Wayman, CEO of Wood Group Kenny, said: "We are delighted to be working with Woodside on the highly prestigious Browse development.
"This is a technically demanding and complex deepwater development that will enable us to demonstrate our continuing commitment to excellence in international offshore projects."
Morgan Harland, subsea and pipelines manager for Woodside Energy, said: "Browse is one of the largest offshore developments currently being undertaken worldwide.
"Wood Group has significant subsea and pipeline engineering skills and expertise and we look forward to working with Wood Group and our partners on the successful completion of these important engineering contracts."
The FEED project started in February and will run for the next 12 to15 months based at the new Browse project office in Perth.
The first gas from Browse is expected to be delivered in 2017.