Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) has been contracted by Esso Highlands Limited to provide engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services for its Papua New Guinea (PNG) liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations.
Esso is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Wood Group is an international energy services company.
Under the contract, WGPSN will provide brownfield engineering and procurement support to ExxonMobil’s operations in PNG, including construction and maintenance services at the Hides gas conditioning plant in the highlands, and the LNG plant northwest of Port Moresby.
According to Matt Gavin, managing director for WGPSN Australia & Asia Pacific, the award of this contract enables the company to cement its position in the Asia Pacific LNG market.
He adds that WGPSN has a long history with ExxonMobil globally, having provided operational and technical support through integrated brownfield and engineering service contracts in Australia, Asia Pacific, the United States, and Africa.
The PNG LNG Project is an integrated development that includes natural gas production and processing facilities, onshore and offshore pipelines, and liquefaction facilities. The PNG LNG Project is operated by Esso Highlands Limited, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in co-venture with Oil Search Limited, National Petroleum Company PNG Limited, Santos Limited, JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration Corporation, Mineral Resources Development Company Limited and Petromin PNG Holdings Limited, and their affiliates.