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Wood Group Kenny Awarded Front End Engineering Design for Jordbaer Field, Norway

Wood Group The world's largest subsea engineering and project management company, Wood Group Kenny, has been awarded the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and related project management support activities for the BG Norge AS, Jordbaer field development.

The proposed field development, located in the North Tampen region consists of a stand-alone FPSO with two drill centres in a water depth of approximately 410m. Gas will be exported from the FPSO to an established gas export pipeline system.

The work includes delivery of an approved design package for in field and export pipelines, control systems, risers and umbilicals as well as budget and schedule estimates to support BG Group's plan for field development and operation.

Gerwyn Williams, Group managing director, J P Kenny said:

"We are delighted to be awarded this contract in recognition of our strong track record for successful delivery on projects in both the UK and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea. We look forward to building on our strong relationship with BG Group and aim to deliver cost reductions and schedule improvements, drawing on the experience and expertise of a large number of specialists located throughout Wood Group Kenny."

BG Norge's Development Director, Vince Graham, said:

"We are extremely pleased to award this contract to Wood Group Kenny and look forward to working together to deliver this project in a safe and timely manner."

Wood Group (John Wood Group PLC) is an international energy services company with $5.0bn sales, employing more than 29,000 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 Kenny is the world's largest specialist subsea, pipeline and riser engineering and management contractor employing more than 1,600 at fourteen locations worldwide, and is part of international energy services company, Wood Group. Wood Group Kenny comprises four companies -
  • J P Kenny - one of the world's leading independent subsea and pipeline organisations, operating worldwide and providing its clients with solutions that range from the planning stage through to procurement, fabrication, construction management, commissioning and operations support services.
  • MCS Kenny - a world leader in compliant riser design to floating production and floating drilling facilities, with an extensive track record across all riser system types and water depths. The company also provides advanced structural analysis and technology development capabilities to complement and support the design and project management capabilities of its sister company J P Kenny.
  • MSi Kenny - an independent provider of services and products specialising in flow assurance and process optimisation. The company is recognised as a world leader in its area of expertise and is supported by a strong capability in transient multiphase flow simulation and production thermodynamics.
  • WGIM - an independent engineering & management company, specialising in all-of-asset integrity assurance with extensive materials engineering resources, service life prediction and inspection management expertise in the oil & gas petrochemicals, power, mining & mineral processing industries.
Published 25/08/2010

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