Taqa Extends Wood Group Contract
Wood Group has secured a two-year contract extension with TAQA in the North Sea. Wood Group PSN, will continue to provide engineering, construction and maintenance services to five offshore assets - Cormorant Alpha, North Cormorant, Eider, Tern and Harding – extending an agreement in place since 2008. The value of the deal extension has not been disclosed. The two-year contract, effective immediately, also includes options for three, one year extensions. James Crawford, managing…
New Charges in 2012 Fatal Platform Blast
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC, Grand Isle Shipyards Inc., Wood Group PSN Inc., as well as Don Moss, 46, of Groves, Texas, Curtis Dantin, 50, of Cut-Off, La., and Christopher Srubar, 40, of Destrehan, La., have been charged with crimes for a November 2012 explosion on an oil production platform that resulted in the death of three workers, the injury of others and an oil spill, announced the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Kemp Succeeds Semple at Wood Group
Wood Group announced following changes to its senior management team. Alan Semple, chief financial officer (CFO) has advised the board that he intends to retire and step down from his current role and from the board at the company’s annual general meeting in May 2015, at which time he will have held senior financial roles with Wood Group for over 19 years. Alan has been CFO and a member of the board since 2000. David Kemp, CFO of Wood Group PSN will succeed Alan and will join the board as an executive director following the 2015 annual general meeting.
U.K. Offshore Maintenance Contract for XPD8 Solutions
Aberdeen, Scotland-based XPD8 Solutions' condition monitoring team secures contracts valued at more than £2-million. The company, which specializes in the management of maintenance systems for oil and gas producing assets, has been awarded contracts to deliver further condition monitoring support to CNR, Wood Group PSN and Hess over the next three years. XPD8 currently has a full order book, and to prepare for future growth the company will create 18 positions across all departments in 2013.
Decommissioning Body Elects New Directors
Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil & gas decommissioning forum, held its annual general meeting last night in St Andrews, with 10 new directors elected from across all sectors of the decommissioning industry. The meeting heard that the supply chain body now has 213 fee paying members. Attendees were also given an overview of Decom North Sea activity over the past year and an update on progress against the various strategic objectives. Brian Nixon, Decom North Sea’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have elected a board of experienced directors to Decom North Sea.
RBG Strengthens Team With CNNS Director Appointment
RBG, a provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was recently acquired by Stork Technical Services, has appointed John Kelly to the newly created role of Central and Northern North Sea (CNNS) operations director. Mr Kelly is responsible for leading operational activity across the CNNS (UK) region and ensuring RBG delivers a quality service, whilst maintaining the highest HSEQ standards. The role provides an enhanced operational focus for both onshore and offshore activity throughout the CNNS, which is a significant growth area for RBG.