Unconventional Oil and Gas

Wood Group has extensive experience in the development of shale oil and gas reservoirs. From our early involvement more than 20 years ago, we have participated in the largest shale plays.
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Wood Group has extensive experience in the development of shale oil and gas reservoirs. From our early involvement more than 20 years ago, we participate in the largest shale plays across the US.

We work closely with operators in the principal North American shale regions to provide a wide array of engineering, project management, and field services.

The production of hydrocarbons from shale is complex. Compared to conventional oil and gas, shale requires more resources and a unique, wider set of technologies. Hence, it is critical to select a partner with the right experience, resources and depth.

We are working in all the major shale plays including Barnett, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Bakken, Niobrara, Marcellus, Permian and Utica. We have also been involved in the growing Saudi Arabian shale gas development. We have local offices in or near the plays and can quickly mobilise experienced professionals and the necessary resources to address your project. Our approach is fit-for-purpose to assure that our work scope conforms to your objectives and schedule.

We provide standardised design packages for well pads, gathering systems, tank batteries, loading, measurement and compressor stations that allow consistent and repeatable designs, faster hook-up in the field, and user friendly facilities.

Our project experience includes:

  • Well pads, including well pad factories
  • Oil and gas production facilities
  • Field gathering systems
  • Dehydration and separation facilities
  • Gas processing
  • Compression and pumping stations
  • Meter stations and LACT units
  • NGL recovery
  • Interconnect pipelines
  • Infrastructure and buildings
  • Rail and truck terminal design and construction