Deepwater Specialists to commission Tahiti spar

Deepwater Specialists, Inc. (DSI), a subsidiary of John Wood Group PLC has received a contract from Chevron USA, Inc. to provide commissioning services for the Tahiti truss spar floating production facility.

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(US) - Deepwater Specialists, Inc. (DSI), a subsidiary of John Wood Group PLC has received a contract from Chevron USA, Inc. to provide commissioning services for theTahiti truss spar floating production facility.

The contract was awarded in two phases. Work on the first phase including development of commissioning plans, schedules and processes is underway. It will be followed by the implementation of those plans and processes in phase 2: the onshore commissioning of the facility topsides in the fabrication yard and dynamic commissioning of all systems offshore.

"We are extremely pleased to have been selected to provide commissioning support for Chevron'sTahiti facility," stated David Landry, vice president of DSI. "Commissioning is a key stage that is critical to meeting performance goals right from the start of any project.

DSI's extensive experience in deepwater commissioning helps to prove the integrity of operating and safety systems to ensure that both assets and personnel are protected, helping clients such as Chevron to mitigate start-up risks and avoid cost and schedule overruns."

TheTahiti facility will be installed in approximately 4,000 ft of water in Green Canyon block 640, approximately 190 mi southwest of New Orleans.

Mustang Engineering, a Wood Group company, performed the front-end engineering design (FEED) and is in the process of performing detail design of theTahiti topsides oil and gas processing facilities.

02/01/06

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