Wood Group Wins Service Contract in Chad from Esso

Wood Group ESP has been awarded a 10-year, performance-based contract to supply electric submersible pumping systems and services to Esso Exploration and Production Chad Inc. (hereafter referred to as 'EEPCI'), operator of a Consortium comprising EEPCI, Petronas Carigali (Chad EP) Inc. and Chevron Petroleum Chad Company Limited, which is operating in the Doba region of southern Chad. The contract includes the maintenance and repair of pumps currently owned by the Consortium together with the installation, maintenance and repair of new units to be supplied by Wood Group ESP.

'We are delighted to have been awarded this long-term contract in Chad by EEPCI,' said Joe Brady, President of Wood Group ESP. 'Together with our existing operations in North and West Africa, the Chad contract will significantly extend our presence on the African continent. The contract covers electric submersible pumps and ancillary equipment installed in three oilfields in the Doba region of southern Chad. We will make significant investments in facilities and personnel, including the recruitment, coaching and training of local workers. Wood Group ESP will have a core team of more than 50 personnel working on a rotational basis in the region.'

'Wood Group is committed to building long term relationships in the region and supporting the local community', said Gary Ford, Vice President of International Operations for Wood Group ESP. 'With the addition of this new contract in Chad, we are now supporting over 2,000 wells around the world on a long-term basis. This is an important new win and highlights how customers value the efficiency and run lives of our ESPs.'