Our Heritage

  • 1912
  • 1955
  • 1964
  • 1970s
  • 1979
  • 1980s
  • 1990
  • 1996
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 1912

    1912

    Wood & Davidson, a ship repair and marine engineering firm formed

  • 1955

    1955

    John Wood took over as chairman

  • 1964

    1964

    Sir Ian Wood, John Wood's son, joined the business, now named John Wood & Son

    Marine base was expanded into fishing, fish processing and general marine engineering

  • 1970s

    1970s

    Oil and gas reserves discovered in the North Sea

    First UK offshore oil produced

  • 1979

    1979

    Wood Group awarded Shell Brent Field contract, the company's first major offshore contract

    Wood Group Gas Turbines established

  • 1980s

    1980s

    Wood Group split into two businesses: John Wood Group, focused on engineering, and J W Holdings

    US operations establishedAwarded maintenance contract in Middle East

    By 1989 was UK's largest indigenous oil service company and a world leader in the overhaul & repair of gas turbines

  • 1990

    1990

    Rolls Wood Group joint venture formed with Rolls-Royce plc to extend overhaul and repair capability

    Began to build Well Support business

    J P Kenny acquired to enhance life-of-field capability, based in UK, US, Australia, Malaysia and Norway

  • 1996

    1996

    Wood Group joint ventures received BP operations & maintenance contract in Colombia and decommissioned Brent Spar

    Wood Group Pratt & Whitney and TransCanada Turbines joint ventures formed to provide gas turbine repair and overhaul

    Well Support operations expanded into Argentina

  • 2000

    2000

    Mustang and Alliance Engineering acquired, provided market-leading engineering services for deepwater facilities and lightweight topsides

    Four deepwater facilities, 66,000 tons of topsides, designed simultaneously for BP

    J P Kenny won design of BP's 50-mile Bombax gas pipeline, offshore Trinidad

    Power plant operations & maintenance business established

  • 2001

    2001

    Established Energeticos, Wood Group Colombia and Wood Group Production Services

    Engineered 270km Spain-to-Majorca gas connector; West Seno deepwater pipeline, offshore Indonesia; BP Clair platform, UK North Sea

  • 2002

    2002

    Successful IPO on London Stock Exchange

    Operations established in Brazil, Trinidad, Indonesia

    Engineered Marathon Alba facilities, Equatorial Guinea; Tangguh subsea pipelines, Indonesia; grassroots gas-to-liquids demonstration plant

    Established turbine controls business

  • 2003

    2003

    Engineering work included Beguela-Belize, offshore West Africa and first compliant piled tower outside US; Murphy Kikeh, first deepwater discovery in Malaysia; and Su Tu Den FPSO, Vietnam

    Support began for TOTAL and Talisman, UK North Sea; Marathon, Equatorial Guinea; BP Colombia and Brunei Shell Petroleum

    Neal & Massy Wood Group joint venture established in Trinidad

  • 2004

    2004

    Commissioning company DSI and flow assurance consultancy MSi acquired

    Began engineering Independence Hub, clean fuel modifications and refinery upgrades

    LNG expertise demonstrated by LNG Smart Air Vaporization and new storage tank design

    Gas turbine business grew with long-term power plant contracts in New York, Colombia and Thailand

  • 2005

    2005

    Technical information and procedural documentation consultancy ODL acquired

    Wood Group Production Facilities Asia Pacific established

    Well Support business expanded via 10-year contract for Esso in Chad

    Contracts for operations & maintenance of Sevan Piranema FPSO and turbine maintenance for Termonorte Energy drive growth in Brazil

  • 2006

    2006

    Engineering awards included Cairn Energy's Mangala production facility in India and first commercial application of LNG Smart technology

    Gas Turbine Services awarded fast-track construction of new peaking plants in US for American Electric Power and 16-year gas-turbine contract for Suez in Oman

    Awarded first duty holder contract, for Chestnut field FPSO

  • 2007

    2007

    Allister Langlands appointed chief executive

    Awarded topsides engineering and commissioning of world's deepest offshore platform, Shell Perdido; engineering of second compliant piled tower, offshore Angola; maintenance & modification of BP's facilities in Trinidad, UK duty holder contracts

    IMV Projects acquisition increases presence in the Canadian heavy oil market

  • 2008

    2008

    Acquired training services provider M&O, deepwater riser specialist group MCS; leading onshore US O&M provider Producers Assistance Corporation (PAC)

    Awarded FEED for Masdar, world's first green city and global engineering agreement for BP's subsea projects

    Appointed duty holder for TAQA's North Sea assets

    Wood Group Pratt & Whitney opened new US overhaul & repair facility

  • 2009

    2009

    Became leading provider of O&M services in US Gulf of Mexico via acquisition of Baker Energy

    Eastern Hemisphere power plant EPC services grew via acquisition of Shanahan Engineering

    Mustang Al-Hejailan Engineering established in Saudi Arabia

    Mustang awarded global automation agreement by Chevron, FEED for Jack/St. Malo topsides

  • 2010

    2010

    Asia Pacific presence expanded with opening of Perth corporate office and extension of Shell Brunei contract

    Awarded detailed design of Jack/St. Malo export pipeline

    Middle East/Africa focus expanded with long-term PDO contract awarded to CCC joint venture, first subsea FEED in Nigeria completed

    Invested in renewables consultancy SgurrEnergy

  • 2011

    2011

    PSN acquired and merged with Production Facilities to create Wood Group PSN, the leading global brownfield production services provider

    Well Support division sold to GE

    Wood Group PSN awarded major North Sea contract with Talisman Energy

    Wood Group Kianda awarded first contract from BP in Angola

    Mustang Al-Hejailain DAR PI formed to support Saudi Aramco GES+ contract

  • 2012

    2012

    Wood Group Mustang awarded topsides engineering for world's largest semi-submersible, Ichthys field, Australia

    Presence in US shales increased with acquisitions of Duval and Mitchell's

    Wood Group PSN won O&M contract for Premier Oil's Balmoral FPV

    Sir Ian Wood retires. Allister Langlands becomes chairman; Bob Keiller becomes CEO

  • 2013

    2013

    Acquired Intetech, a niche provider of software and engineering consultancy services; Pyeroy, a provider of coatings, access and fabric maintenance services; and Elkhorn, a provider of construction services to the US midstream shale market

    Wood Group PSN reaches $1 bn in North Sea contracts

  • 2014

    2014

    Canadian pipeline engineering capability enhanced with acquisition of Sunstone

    Gas turbine services business combined with Siemens' Turbocare to create EthosEnergy joint venture, a leading independent provider of rotating equipment services

  • 2015

    2015

    US construction capabilities expanded with the acquisitions of Infinity and Kelchner, and the acquisition of Canadian engineering consultancy Beta Machinery added vibration analysis to our integrity management capability.  

    Our Automation and Controls business provided automation engineering services for the ExxonMobil Chemical petrochemical project near Houston, while the acquisition of The Automated Technology Group strengthened automation capabilities in the UK.

    Saudi Aramco awarded Wood Group a six-year contract for greenfield and brownfield engineering services, procurement, and construction management support for new facilities in the Arabian Gulf.

    New service contracts were won with Statoil for four installations on the Norwegian continental shelf and for facilities in the Peregrino field, offshore Brazil.

    Shell Gabon awarded Wood Group a five-year contract to provide services to four onshore oil fields in Gabon.