Wood Group PSN awarded Papua New Guinea contract

23 Jul 2013

23 July, 2013

Wood Group PSN awarded Papua New Guinea contract

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) has been awarded a contract by Esso Highlands Limited, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, to provide engineering, procurement,construction and maintenance services to support its Papua New Guinea (PNG)liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations.

Under the contract, WGPSN will provide brownfield engineering and procurement support to ExxonMobil's operations in PNG, including construction and maintenance services to both the Hides gas conditioning plant in the highlands,and the LNG plant northwest of Port Moresby. It is effective from August 1, 2013.

Matt Gavin, managing director for WGPSN Australia & Asia Pacific said: "We are thrilled with the award of this contract, which enables us to cement our position in the Asia Pacific LNG market.

"WGPSN has a long history with ExxonMobil globally, providing operations and technical support through integrated brownfield and engineering service contracts in Australia and Asia Pacific, the United States, and Africa."

The PNG LNG Project is an integrated development that includes natural gas production and processing facilities, onshore and offshore pipelines, and liquefaction facilities.  The PNG LNG Project is operated by Esso Highlands Limited, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in co-venture with Oil Search Limited, National Petroleum Company PNG Limited, Santos Limited, JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration Corporation, Mineral Resources Development Company Limited
and Petromin PNG Holdings Limited, and their affiliates.

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Notes to Editors:

Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales,employing about 43,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses - Wood Group Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS 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.  www.woodgroup.com

Wood Group PSN is a global provider of pre-operations, hook up & commissioning,operations & maintenance, engineering, construction, project management,training and decommissioning services to the energy industry. Employing over 30,000 people in more than 35 countries, Wood Group PSN offers high integrity, brownfield services that support customers to optimise performance, maintain production, reduce operating costs and provide integrity assurance. www.woodgroup-psn.com

For further information contact:

Carolyn Smith, Director, Corporate Communications - Eastern Hemisphere, Wood Group
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 851 099, email: carolyn.smith@woodgroup.com

Bobbie Ireland, Director, Corporate Communications - Americas, Wood Group
Tel: +1 281 828 3505, email: bobbie.ireland@woodgroup.com