Wood Group Snags Maintenance Services Contract for Blacktip Project

A subsidiary of International energy services company John Wood Group PLC ("Wood Group"), RANms, has been awarded a three-year maintenance services contract, with two one-year extensions by ENI Australia B.V. for the Blacktip project onshore gas processing plant in Wadeye, together with an unmanned wellhead platform and a single point mooring associated with the Blacktip gas field, in the Timor Sea, approximately 110km off the coast of Northern Australia, in the Bonaparte Basin.

The gas produced from the Blacktip field will be used to generate electricity in Darwin and other Northern Territory locations, through a 25-year gas sale agreement with Power Water Corporation (PWC). Processed gas will be exported through a 275 km onshore export pipeline into the main distribution line for transportation.

In 2008 Wood Group and RANms formed a joint venture to provide operations and maintenance services for oil & gas industry clients in Asia Pacific and Wood Group recently announced the acquisition of RANms.

Bob Beavis, Regional Director, Production Facilities, Asia Pacific for Wood Group, said, "The acquisition of RANms represents an important strategic development of Wood Group's growing operations in Australia. We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by ENI Australia which demonstrates our ability to deliver consistently a range of upstream and downstream services and allows Wood Group to expand the breadth of services to both our national and international customers from our Darwin base."


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