Wood Group Wins North Sea Contracts from Talisman, Plexus

Wood Group Pressure Control (WGPC), part of John Wood Group PLC, has been awarded contracts by Talisman Energy Ltd and Plexus Ocean Systems Ltd.

In a contract valued at approximately $3 million over two years, WGPC will provide planned maintenance services of wellheads and Christmas Trees for all Talisman's offshore assets in the North Sea. For Plexus, which has a contract with Newfield Petroleum to supply wellhead equipment to its Grove platform in the Southern North Sea, WGPC is to provide Christmas Tree wellheads.

"We are delighted to have won work with both Talisman and Plexus," said Jim Thomson, General Manager, at the company's Peterhead base. Both contracts are significant for us. The Talisman contract, which comprises three one-year options, follows on from our previous work with the company and has enabled us to increase our field service team by 50%. In our first contract with Plexus, Wood Group has also been able to market its WG2200T valve for the first time and extend its customer base in the Southern North Sea."

Wood Group is an international energy services company with approximately $3 billion sales, employing over 20,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 44 countries. The Group has three businesses - Engineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Services - providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide.

Wood Group Pressure Control operates within Well Support division. Wood Group Pressure Control designs and manufactures drilling products, wellhead systems, gate valves, chokes and actuators that control drilling fluids and formation pressure from initial drilling through production for oil companies around the world. Also offered are repair, maintenance and remanufacturing services for wellhead systems, flow control products and blowout preventers. Wood Group Pressure Control operations are conducted by more than 600 employees from 16 locations in the United States and from 10 other international locations. The pressure control manufacturing facilities are located in Oklahoma, Texas, Scotland, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

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