Wood Group has created 200 new North Sea jobs after landing its latest deal.
The service firm won work from Maersk for its Culzean development. The contract includes the mechanical and management services for the hook-up and commissioning of the Culzean gas condensate field in the UK central North Sea.
The three platform, high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) development is expected to begin production in 2019.
Dave Stewart, chief executive of Wood Group’s Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the Eastern region said: “Maersk’s decision to award us this new contract to support them in this significant North Sea development reflects their confidence and assurance in our ability to deliver our broad technical solutions safely, efficiently and effectively.
“We will bring our strong, global experience and expertise in the execution of hooks-ups to the project, where our focus will be working in close collaboration with Maersk towards its successful delivery.”
The three-year contract is effective immediately.
Discovered in 2008 by Maersk Oil and its co-venturers, the Culzean gas condensate field has resources estimated at 250-300 million barrels of oil equivalent. Production is expected to start in 2019 and continue for at least 13 years, with plateau production of 60,000-90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Wood Group’s job creation is the latest in a wave of new jobs for the North Sea.
Last week, Statoil confirmed 1500 new jobs in connection with its flagship Mariner development. Read more here.