o Contract win
Wood Group PSN has announced a £6.69million contract win for Shell off the coast of Western Australia.
It is to build a computerised maintenance management system for the oil company’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.
The contract will be delivered by teams in Perth, Australia, and Aberdeen.
o Jobs creation
Mechanical engineering group EnerMech will invest up to £5million and create 40 jobs as part of an expansion programme in Saudi Arabia.
The Aberdeen-based firm has signed a joint-venture agreement with Shoaibi Group to form EnerMech Saudi Arabia (Esa) and will share office and warehousing facilities in Al Khobar.
o Marathon Oil appoint new director
A new managing director has been appointed at Marathon Oil’s UK business.
Carri Lockhart is replacing Peter Jones at the company’s UK North Sea asset team.
Mr Jones has transferred to the US as asset manager for production operations in Wyoming.
Ms Lockhart’s previous roles in Marathon include business-development director for the Americas.
o Codify win work
Aberdeen IT firm Codify has won nearly £500,000 of work in less than five months.
The software developer said yesterday its success since the start of its financial year in April had led to its workforce rising from 15 to 20.
The company, which was founded in 2000, said it had signed deals with clients including oil and gas operators Talisman and Taqa and offshore catering business Entier in recent months.
o Staff numbers on the rise
Aberdeen-based Helix Well Ops is set to recruit 60 people after adding a third vessel to its fleet.
The subsea well-intervention specialist said it needed to take on 50 offshore workers and 10 staff onshore in the coming months after signing a three-year charter for the Skandi Constructor.
Well Ops, which has a 70-strong workforce in Aberdeen and a further 300 offshore, said it would take control of the well-intervention vessel next spring.