Leading international energy services company

Wood Group is a leading independent services provider for the oil & gas and power generation markets. Worldwide these services include engineering, procurement and construction management, facility operations & maintenance, and repair & overhaul of turbines and other high-speed rotating equipment.

Wood Group currently employs more than 36,000 people in 50 countries worldwide and earns approximately $5.5 bn in sales.


Wood Group companies

Wood Group comprises a wide range of companies operating primarily within the oil & gas and power generation industries, each of which brings its own unique strengths and expertise to a broad base of international clients and diverse range of projects. The links to Wood Group’s companies open in a new tab.


Wood Group has enjoyed a long tradition of success, from its early days in the 1900s when the Wood family’s business began. William Wood, Sir Ian Wood’s grandfather, founded Wood & Davidson, a ship repair and marine engineering firm to service the fishing fleet.

In the 1970s oil & gas reserves were discovered in the North Sea and presented an ideal opportunity to translate marine engineering experience into engineering and support services.

Today, in addition to the oil & gas and power generation industries, Wood Group has increased its focus on the environment by establishing the renewable energy services group and expanding its scope of operations within the alternative energy industry.

Core Strengths


Production Operations and Maintenance

A key source of technical expertise for oil & gas customers, Wood Group provides essential facilities management services such as commissioningoperations and maintenance, duty holdership, shutdown/turnaround, marine operations, asset management, HSE supportoperational assurance, and training and competency. Our experience covers a wide range of facility types and infrastructure, includingoffshore platforms, FPSOs, LNG plants, gas processing plants and onshore conventional/unconventionalfields.

Subsea and Pipeline Engineering

Wood Group is the world’s leading solution-independent engineering and management services provider for subsea developments and pipelines. Our reputation is built upon strong technical excellence and efficient project delivery. We are technology leaders in several areas, such as high pressure/high temperature, cryogenic pipelines, remote sensing, pipeline stabilization, flow assurance, risers and integrity management, and have extensive capabilities in both greenfield and brownfield areas.

Rotating Equipment and Power Solutions

Wood Group is a leading independent provider of integrated power plant operations and maintenance solutions and repair & overhaul services for industrial gas, wind and steam turbines used in the oil & gas, power generation and renewable energy industries. We also offer turnkey solutions, assisting our customers with the engineering, procurement and construction of power plants worldwide.

Process & Industrial

Wood Group provides integrated, leading-edge engineering, procurement and construction management services, operational enhancements, and control system upgrades for refineries and other process plants. Process plants engineering activities support refinery upgrades and clean fuel modifications, as well as the chemical, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, industrial, and pulp and paper industries.

Deepwater Topsides

Wood Group maintains a market-leading position in conceptual, FEED and detailed engineering, procurementand project and construction management of deepwater topsides. Our experience includes work on over 30% of the deepwater platforms worldwide.

Renewable Energy

Increasingly, Wood Group is expanding its reach into the renewable energy industry, leading the way in helping our clients achieve environmentally responsible initiatives and meet business and regulatory requirements.

Wood Group empowers people to lead and succeed

Wood Group believe people work best when they are challenged to be their best, and when they have a clear, defined path for success. Wood Group employees are empowered to take ownership of their careers and their development. This is achieved by fostering a dynamic work environment and supportive corporate culture in which every individual has the opportunity to make a difference, and is given the resources and support necessary to grow professionally and personally.

Wood Group recognized as Top Employer four years in a row

Based on independent research by the Corporate Research Foundation (“CRF”) Institute, Wood Group has been certified as one of Britain’s Top Employers for 2011. The research shows that Wood Group has outstanding benefits, training and career development. Wood Group scored 3.5 to five stars out of five in the all of the measured categories, which include pay and benefits, secondary benefits and working conditions, training and development, career development and company culture. Learn more about working for Wood Group.

Employee stories

Chris Gordon

Project Controls Graduate, Wood Group PSN, Aberdeen
I studied at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh for four years and came to Wood Group through a remarkable Saltire Foundation internship program. Read Chris’s story.

John Bethel

Engineering Manager, Wood Group PSN, Aberdeen
Two big pluses are the people and the culture. I enjoy working as part of the team, there’s a high degree of camaraderie…everyone is treated the same. Everyone wants to do a good job. Read John’s story.

Mark Wright

Mechanical Engineer, Wood Group GTS, Glasgow
I’m seeing the world with Wood Group. I didn’t expect to have that opportunity so early in my career. I’m from just south of Glasgow and Wood Group recruited me from the University of Strathclyde as part of its graduate rotation program. Read Mark’s story.

Designer Apprenticeships

Each year Wood Group PSN recruits trainee designers for their Aberdeen and Glasgow offices. Each trainee completes a three- to four-year in-house development programme, along with the option to complete further education. There are three apprenticeships available:

Trainee Structural Designer

The structural group is responsible for all structures and supports constructed from steel or concrete both on and offshore. The main tasks within the team are to produce 3D models to solve various engineering challenges, in turn to produce 2D drawings to allow fabrication and final installation of our supports and structures.

Trainee Piping Designer

The piping group is responsible for all piping systems and pipe supports, both on and offshore. The main tasks within the team are to produce 3D models to solve various engineering challenges, in turn to produce 2D drawings to allow fabrication and final installation of our pipe spools and pipe support.

Trainee Electrical/Instrument Designer

The electrical and instrument disciplines are closely related, and as such, trainee designers will normally start under the joint discipline of electrical / instrument and will gain a good knowledge of power generation, distribution, safety systems and process plant control. The main tasks within the team are to produce 2D drawings and documentation to allow procurement, fabrication, construction and commissioning.

Read more about the apprenticeship roles or view the Wood Group’s FAQs on recruitment.