Backed by an 85+ year history of operating within the Asia Pacific region, Wood is proud of its longstanding partnerships, underpinned by our proven ability to optimise asset performance, drive capital efficiency and deliver for our customers.
Wood has been present in the Caspian region for over 20 years. We combine our strong knowledge of the area, global expertise across the entire asset life cycle and experience required to operate successfully in the harsh and complex environment of the world’s largest land-locked body of water.
The Middle East is a key growth area for Wood. We have maintained a presence in the region for over 7 decades; helping design, build, operate, maintain, and modify some of the world’s largest and complex facilities.
Wood is strategically located throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, refining, chemicals, water, mining, energy, industrial plants and facilities and communications.
We combine our strong knowledge of the area, global expertise across the entire asset life cycle and experience required to operate successfully in the harsh and complex environment of the world’s largest land-locked body of water.
Over the years, we have developed long-standing relationships with leading national and international companies across the region including State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC), Tengizchevroil (TCO), Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (SEIC), Surhan Gas Chemical Operating Company FC LLC (SGCOC), BP, Maersk Oil and Shell. Our wide ranging asset familiarity and experience at the sharp end of the industry underpins our solid reputation for outstanding project delivery across the Caspian basin.
Operating from strategic locations in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia, our customers can access a regional team of more than 1,300 specialists in a broad range of sectors including: Oil & Gas, Power, Infrastructure, and Mining.
With our complete range of services and industry-leading expertise, we are well positioned to help at every stage of the asset life cycle. Our services include project management, studies, through to full engineering, procurement and construction or construction management (EPC/ECPM), and into commissioning, operations & maintenance, modifications, industrial and decommissioning.
Our technical services are a key complementary part of our offering. Across every stage of the asset life cycle we have a range of highly specialized teams dedicated to solving unique challenges that every asset presents. Our services here include:
Automation and control
Asset Integrity solutions
Developing local talent
Across our various projects in the Caspian region, we prioritise the hiring and development of local people, building partnerships and supporting local supply chain companies. Through robust education, training, and knowledge transfer programs we help build local capacity and a skilled workforce.
We actively plan and implement nationalisation programmes across our operations to ensure a structured approach that benefits local people and the delivery of projects. We have a proven track record in recruiting and training local people, who add to our global network by bringing their experience, culture and diversity into our business.
In the Caspian region for over 20 years
years operating in the region
State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery (HAOR) project
We provided front-end engineering design (FEED) services to modoernise the HAOR in Baku to increase the refinery capacity and improve the quality of the fuel produced.
The scope of work was for the development of a number of facilities and the integration of technologies by other providers at HAOR. This included new facilities for diesel hydro-treatment, isomerisation, methyl tertiary-butyl ether, fluid catalytic cracking gasoline treatment, sour water stripper, amine treatment and sulphur recovery. A number of existing facilities were also revamped, including those for crude and vacuum distillation, fluid catalytic cracking and continuous catalytic reforming.
BP, The Shah Deniz 2 (SD2) Topsides Project
The contract covered the fabrication, load out and offshore hook-up and commissioning of the topsides units of the Stage 2 platforms including the Production and Risers (PR) platform and Quarters and Utilities (QU) platform. The contract covers
The project was hugely successful with over 29,000,000 manhours expended without any lost time injury (LTI). The construction of the PR topsides unit, was fully undertaken in the country using local infrastructure and facilities. Over 5,000 people, including sub-contractors and specialist vendors, were involved in the construction works, more than 90 percent Azeri citizens.
North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC), Kashagan framework agreement
We are currently delivering the concept and pre-FEED for the Kalamkas-Khazar co-development project. We also hold a multi-year engineering, procurement and construction contract in support of Kashagan operations. The framework agreement involves the provision of Engineering, Procurement and Construction & Commissioning, Project Management and Execution Services on both Kashagan onshore and offshore facilities.
Tengizchevroil (TCO), Future Growth Project
We are providing Main Automation Contractor (MAC) services to TCO for the Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management project at the Tengiz Field in Kazakhstan. The automation scope of the Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project is one of the world’s largest industrial automation projects and the multi-year contract is valued at approximately $700 million. We have been supporting the project since 2013.
The MAC scope includes:
Front End Engineering and Design
Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management Supervision.
Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Sakhalin Energy), Technical Support Services (TSS) contract
We have been providing engineering and construction support, including studies and modifications, to offshore and onshore assets on Sakhalin Island in the Russian Federation for more than a decade. Delivered almost entirely by our contract team in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, together with our Russian Design Institute (RDI) partner, Gasproektengineering AOJSC (GPE), the TSS contract covers concept, FEED study and detailed engineering for all SEIC assets including:
Offshore platforms: PAA, LUN-A, PAB
Offshore pipelines, LNG Plant, Oil Export Terminal (OET) and Tanker Loading Unit (TLU)
Onshore processing facilities including Booster stations 1 and 2 (BS1 and BS2)
Onshore pipelines and associated Block Valve Stations (BVS)
Gas Transmission Terminals (GTT)
Gas Delivery Points (GDP’s)
Infrastructure: roads, buildings, etc. including office facilities and housing
Other facilities as directed by the company
In March 2018, the contract team celebrated 11+ years LTI free. Staying true to our commitment of hiring local, the contract now boasts Russian nationalisation figures of 67% technical staff and 97% support staff.
JSC Orsknefteorgsintez - Steam Reformer project
We provided engineering and material supply for a steam reformer heater for hydrogen production at the Orsk refinery in Russia. The heater was based on Wood's proprietary Terrace WallTM design and formed part of a 75,000 Nm3/hr hydrogen production unit installed at one of the leading refineries in Russia.
Surhan Gas Chemical Operating Company FC LLC (SGCOC), planned polyolefin plant project
We are providing a feasibility study for the exploitation of the ‘Mustakillning 25 yilligi’ (M25) field, which includes the construction of a new gas-to-chemical complex in the Surkhandarya region of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The M25 natural gas reserves are estimated at about 100 billion cubic metres.
Hyundai Engineering, technologies for OLTIN YO’L GTL (gas-to-liquid) plant
We delivered hydrogen plant technology and design, and Terrace Wall steam reformer technologies for Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company’s OLTIN YO’L GTL plant in the Kashkadarya Region of Uzbekistan. Work included basic design engineering for the 37,100 normal cubic metres per hour (Nm³/h) hydrogen unit. In addition, Wood provided engineering and procurement for the steam reformer heater, as well as site advisory services.