Wood Group wins top Iraq contract
Abu Dhabi, November 12, 2012
UK-based Wood Group PSN (WGPSN), a major provider of brownfield services to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a contract by DNO Middle East to provide engineering support services to the Tawke field in Iraq.
The Wood Group company will deliver engineering studies, detailed design, technical and operations support to DNO for the ongoing expansion of the Tawke field.
WGPSN is assigning a team of 30 engineers to the contract, initially based in Abu Dhabi and mobilised into Kurdistan as required. DNO’s operations in Kurdistan are managed from its office in Erbil.
DNO International ASA is an Oslo-listed oil and gas company focused on interests in the Mena region. The company holds stakes in 17 licenses in various stages of exploration, development and production both onshore and offshore in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Yemen, Oman, the UAE and Tunisia.
Operating in Kurdistan since 2004, the Tawke oilfield is a significant asset with ongoing plans to increase capacity to 100,000 bpd by the end of 2012.
Nicholas Atencio, DNO Iraq AS general manager said: “DNO is pleased to engage Wood Group PSN, as a technical and operations resource, in our efforts to grow our business in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The addition of this world class service provider into the Kurdistan operating arena will benefit all stakeholders.”
David Clark, WGPSN regional director for the Middle East said: “The strategic importance of this contract is significant. Iraq is an oil and gas region of enormous potential growth, especially for Wood Group PSN because of the extensive number of brownfield facilities.
“We are excited about the opportunity to work with DNO and help deliver projects to enhance production. The safety and security for our people has been our top priority and we have been working closely with DNO to achieve certainty on this.
“The contract also offers us an opportunity to instigate a programme to develop Kurdistan national engineers and build our local resource capability and capacity for future developments,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service