Wood secures contract extension from Equinor for Mariner field in UK North Sea
Wood Group (John Wood Group PLC) has successfully obtained a two-year contract extension with Equinor UK Limited, emphasizing its commitment to safe and reliable energy production at the Mariner field, situated in the UK North Sea. This extension consolidates Wood’s role in providing comprehensive operations, maintenance, and various offshore services at the Mariner A platform and the Mariner B floating storage unit.
Driving Efficiency with Digital Capabilities
Further enhancing their collaboration, Wood will leverage its advanced digital capabilities to boost efficiency across Mariner’s operations. Ellis Renforth, Wood’s President of Operations in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, highlighted the company’s pride in strengthening its relationship with Equinor. The extended contract is a recognition of the quality delivery by Wood’s onshore and offshore teams, integrating innovative and sustainable practices and enhanced digital technology to ensure consistent and safe operations.
Long-term Partnership and Impact on Energy Supply
Wood’s longstanding partnership with Equinor spans various global projects, including significant contracts in Norway and Brazil, as well as involvement in Equinor’s renewable energy ventures in the UK. The Mariner field, located approximately 150 km east of the Shetland Islands, is a critical asset in the Northern North Sea, projected to produce over 300 million barrels of oil in the next three decades. This production is crucial for the UK’s energy supply and security. The contract will continue to be managed by Wood’s team based in Aberdeen, contributing to the robust offshore energy sector in the North Sea.