Wood Group secures major contracts in North Sea, Australia

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Wood Group has won contracts from CATS Management Ltd. and Shell.

Under a $250-million contract with CATS Management Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Antin Infrastructure Partners, the company will provide operating services for the Central Area Transmission System (also known as CATS) in the North Sea. Wood Group PSN will have day-to-day responsibility for the terminal and pipeline for up to 10 years.

A Wood Group Kenny team based in Glasgow will be integrated into the operating services team to provide pipeline management expertise. Fabric maintenance and industrial services will be provided by Wood Group Industrial Services.

CATS transports gas through 404 km (251 mi) of pipeline from the UK central North Sea to a terminal in Teesside in the UK where it is then processed on behalf of major North Sea gas producers. The system currently serves 34 producing fields with a high portion of contracted revenues.

In 2014, CATS delivered almost 8 bcm of gas to UK markets, representing 22% of UK gas production and 10% of demand.

Shell has awarded the company a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the Woodside-operated proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) development.

Under a new 12-month contract, Wood Group Kenny (WGK) will carry out flow assurance and process integration studies for the proposed development’s three offshore gas/condensate fields: Brecknock, Calliance, and Torosa. 

This is the third FEED contract WGK has secured for the proposed Browse FLNG development, which is located 425 km (264 mi) north of Broome, Western Australia.

Earlier this month the company received a FEED contract award from Woodside to progress the configuration design of the flexible risers and umbilicals. In July 2015, it won a $6-million contract to perform all design engineering for the development’s insulated production flowline system.

The award follows WGK’s successful delivery of the preliminary flow assurance and process integration studies for the Browse FLNG system during the previous basis of design phase for this deepwater project.

An agreement has been executed to enable the proposed development to use Shell’s FLNG technology.


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