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Wood Group Awarded Extension to Contract by TOTAL

Wood Group Wood Group has been awarded a significant three-year extension to its existing contract, plus two optional years, by TOTAL E&P UK LTD ("TOTAL").

Under the terms of the contract Wood Group will continue to provide engineering design, procurement, construction and ancillary services to TOTAL's UKCS offshore assets, Alwyn, Dunbar, Elgin, Franklin, plus St Fergus, TOTAL's onshore site. The estimated potential value of the contract is up to £50 million per year.

TOTAL first awarded Wood Group the North Sea engineering & construction contract seven years ago. Following a comprehensive review the decision was taken by TOTAL to extend the existing contract with Wood Group Engineering (North Sea).

Alan Curran, Wood Group Engineering (North Sea's) CEO said:

"We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this key contract extension by TOTAL. It is testament to our hard work and commitment that Wood Group's long-term relationship with TOTAL has been extended for a minimum of another three years. We are totally committed to playing our part to deliver TOTAL's large investment programme to extend the life of existing UKCS fields. Our trackrecord of delivering HSE excellence will remain a key goal."

Wood Group Engineering (North Sea's) TOTAL contract currently employs 240 onshore in Aberdeen and Glasgow, plus offshore personnel.

Roland Festor, TOTAL's Managing Director said:

"TOTAL E&P UK is continuing to invest significantly in its UK assets to enhance oil and gas production fromits existing assets by improving existing plant performance. We are extremely pleased to continue to work with Wood Group, building on previous successes, technological advances and further improving interfaces and ways of working."

Published 09/04/2010

Wood Group (John Wood Group PLC) is an international energy services company with approximately $5.0bn sales, employing 28,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses - Engineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Services - providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide.

Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) is an international contracting organisation providing technically and commercially innovative solutions for the management, operations, maintenance, engineering, design, modification and decommissioning of offshore and onshore oil & gas facilities.

TOTAL Exploration & Production in the UK - TOTAL has been present in the UK since 1962. The Group's production is about 220,000 barrels oil equivalent per day. TOTAL E&P UK Limited is one of the main oil and gas operators in the United Kingdom continental shelf where it continues to invest heavily.

Employing around 750 staff at its Aberdeen headquarters, the company's portfolio includes operatorship of the Alwyn Area fields, the high pressure/high temperature Elgin and Franklin fields and the St. Fergus Gas Terminal, together with a number of non-operated fields.

TOTAL E&P UK is committed to sustainable production, optimising safety and environmental performance. TOTAL E&P UK also contributes to the community in and around its north-east Scotland base, notably by providing significant employment opportunities.

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