Wood Group Wins Iraq Contract

By John Lee.

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) has been awarded a contract by DNO Middle East to provide engineering and project support services to the Tawke field, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The contract marks WGPSN’s expansion into Iraq.

The energy services 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.

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."

(Source: Wood Group)

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