Shell awards onshore contracts to Wood Group

Onshore Drilling - Tim Evanson - FlickrThe services contract for four onshore fields is the first major one for Wood Group in Gabon. (Image source: Tim Evanson/Flickr)Scotland-based Wood Group has won a contract from Shell to provide services on four onshore oil fields in Gabon in Equatorial Africa

Under the new five year, multi-million dollar contract with Shell, Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will deliver integrated engineering, construction, maintenance and industrial services to the Rabi, Gamba, Toucan and Koula assets in Gabon.

James Crawford, managing director for WGPSN UK and Africa, said, “This is the first time Shell Gabon has awarded a contract of this type that integrates engineering, construction and maintenance services. This new approach, which is also a first in the Gabon oil and gas sector, enables us to work collaboratively with Shell to optimise cost efficiency and production across these assets. Our work on this project will also support our client in creating a sustainable asset base in Gabon.”

Wood Group has more than 40 years of experience working with Shell globally. Effective immediately, the award is WGPSN’s first major contract in Gabon and is likely to create employment opportunities for around 200 Gabonese nationals.

“Africa is a key region for our future growth strategy. We are proud that the majority of the employees on the contract are Gabonese, reflecting our commitment to prioritising the hiring and development of local people in the communities where we operate. We are also focused on transferring our technical expertise, developed in other basins, to enhance capability in this region,” Crawford added.

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