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Wood Group Wins Ichthys Subsea Deal

the Ichthys LNG Project development; providing subsea engineering and project management services during the concept, front-end, and detailed engineering phases of the project. This award follows on from the subsea integrity and maintenance services contract successfully completed in 2016.   Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group's Specialist Technical Solutions business, said: “We are proud to support the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s successful production from one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas developments. We have applied our global expertise and technical

Jamie McCallum and Christer Fjellroth, have carried out a number of engineering studies in a bid to widen the remit of NSRI’s initial oil and gas focus. (Photo: NSRI)

Engineers Aid UK Subsea Diversification Drive

experience will go some way in helping them become leaders in subsea one day.”    Maria Farid and Emmanuel Okoli, both engineers from Wood Group will be following in the footsteps of Jamie and Christer when they join NSRI on a one year secondment later this month.    Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, said, “We are delighted these talented individuals from Wood Group have used their energy, experience and expertise to support the NSRI in further developing new opportunities and innovations for the subsea sector and in

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Wood Group Bags four Statoil Contracts

centre. Wood Group Kenny also provided FEED support on the Utgard field development to support engineering on the pipeline system that will tieback the planned subsea template to the Sleipner T platform and performed lifetime extension studies to the pipeline system in the Gullfaks field. Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group Kenny said: “Norway remains a key market for Wood Group Kenny and winning this work with Statoil underlines our position there. Our independent solutions strengthen the appeal of Wood Group Kenny to clients in this challenging environment and we are focused on improved

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Wood Group Lands Prelude Deal

will be the development and implementation of the flexible riser integrity management plan, as well as inspection, monitoring, testing and on call engineering support. This contract, effective immediately, follows Wood Group Kenny’s successful design of Prelude’s subsea flowlines. Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group Kenny, said: “The flexible risers are a safety critical component of the subsea system. We look forward to working with Shell and applying our specialist expertise to the project, which has specific challenges given the cyclonic conditions; making integrity even more

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Wood Group Wins Browse FEED Contract

design of the flexible risers and umbilicals for the asset’s offshore gas-condensate fields - Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa. Wood Group commenced a contract earlier this year for the subsea flowline FEED with Woodside for the development, located 300km from the Kimberly coast. Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group Kenny, said: “This second contract win further builds on Wood Group’s 30 year relationship with Woodside and our role in providing technical and engineering support for the Browse FLNG Development. The project presents deep water challenges, which Wood Group Kenny

Technology developmenrts Courtesy Wood Group

Wood Group Pioneers Five JIPs

is a collaboration supported  by six operators in Australian waters aiming to reduce subsea equipment  failures through collaboration and knowledge sharing in order to improve subsea  equipment design for Australia’s unique offshore environment and avoid costly interventions. Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group Kenny, said: “Using  our expertise in the subsea arena to inform and improve operations, these JIPs  will help to steer and support the future direction of the ever-evolving subsea sector. Spearheading these critical projects is fundamental to providing 

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Wood Group Bags KPOC Pipeline Deal

engineering on subsea heating options, thus preventing hydrates, for the 30km gas pipeline which runs from the KME field in 750 meters of water to their new shelf edge Kebabangan platform. The pipeline heating technology could be the first application for deepwater gas development in Malaysia. Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group Kenny, said: “This project is a great opportunity to tackle the challenges posed by subsea pipeline heating for deepwater projects. It is an honour to work with KPOC on the Kamansu East project.” The KME field and Kebabangan Northern Hub Project are part of the

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OSRCL Inks Maintanence Deal with Wood Group

mobilised by subscribing oil and gas operators. This will include maintenance management, recommendations for preservation, inspection and testing of all ancillary and lifting equipment, as well as the flexible flowlines, stored at sites in the UK, Singapore and Brazil.   Wood Group Kenny CEO, Bob MacDonald, said: “This project is of vital importance to the industry as subsea well control and oil spill containment is always high on the safety agenda and key to incident response. When an operator is faced with a situation which could lead to a significant hydrocarbon release, this system has

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