Wood Group Wins Processing Facility Contract from BP

Wood Group has signed a five-year contract with BP Exploration Company (Colombia) Ltd., to expand, operate and maintain an intermediate processing facility on the Floreña field in the Casanare region in Colombia.

The new facility, which comprises two processing plants - one established plant and the other under construction - will generate its own power and has the capacity to process 21,000 BOPD and 82 million standard cubic feet of gas per day. Oil from Floreña is supplied to the Ecopetrol Araguaney pump station. Produced, separated gas is re-injected into the Floreña reservoir to enhance further production.

"Wood Group first began supporting BP Exploration (Colombia) in 1997 in the Cusiana and Cupiagua oil and gas fields. The relationship expanded in 2002 with the signing of a five-year contract for Wood Group to design, build, operate and maintain an early production processing facility on the Recetor block in Casanare," stated Bill Edgar, Group director, Engineering & Production Facilities.

"This is a great opportunity for Wood Group to continue developing its business with BP and to show its commitment to Colombia. BP has provided us another opportunity to safely deliver a significant project on time, within budget and with technical integrity," stated Jürgen Loeber, Floreña project manager.

A BP spokesman said, "Sharing of common goals, targets and HSE best practices have enabled BP and Wood Group to develop a highly successful relationship over the last five years. Equipo, the Colombian company principally owned by Wood Group that has total responsibility for maintenance, power generation, and gas compression on the Cusiana and Cupiagua field's facilities, has been recognized by BP as achieving world-class performance in efficiency, productivity and safety. The Equipo and BP Colombia team has become one of our top performers, and is being used by BP as a benchmark for our other operations. We look forward to building upon that success with this new project in Floreña."