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Mustang Signs Collaboration Agreement With Fyfe Engineers Surveyors to Pursue Coal Bed Methane Projects

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HOUSTON - Mustang, part of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC (“Wood Group”), announced that its Australian affiliate, Mustang Engineering Pty Limited, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fyfe Pty Ltd (“Fyfe”) to jointly support coal seam gas/coal seam methane (CSG/CSM) projects.  Mustang and Fyfe provide complementary skills to the energy market.  Fyfe has significant expertise in land surveying, surface facilities and pipelines in the CSG sector while Mustang can deliver the process and facilities expertise to support clients in engineering, procurement, construction management (EPCM) for CSM production. 

Australia holds the fifth largest coal reserves in the world, and the CSG market has seen significant growth over the last several years. Production increased an estimated 40 percent from 2007 to 2008 and reserves have doubled to 11.8 trillion cubic feet.   The long-term need for gas by Asian economies is expected to be strong and many believe that over the next several years the annual amount spent to bring this resource to these key growing economies could exceed several billion US dollars a year.

“We are looking forward to working closely with Fyfe, and this agreement between our two companies provides a great resource for the energy industry in Australia,” stated Mustang Australia Managing Director Alan Fotheringham.  “We have the complete capabilities to jointly deliver CSG/CSM projects from field development through commissioning within our offices in Australia.”

Fyfe Managing Director Mark Dayman stated, "We are very pleased that Mustang, a large international oil and gas engineering and construction services company, will be working with Fyfe, an Australian oil and gas company.   This alliance will provide the necessary expertise for the full development of CSG/CSM and related projects.”

Mustang is an independent services provider to the global oil, gas, chemical and manufacturing industries. The company specializes in design, engineering, procurement, project management and construction management and offers these services through its six business units: upstream oil and gas, midstream, pipeline, automation and control, refining and petrochemicals, and process & industrial. Mustang has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, India, and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.mustangeng.com.

Fyfe Engineers Surveyors operates primarily in the Australian oil and gas, civil, infrastructure and coal seam methane sectors, providing specialist services including surveying, onshore oil and gas pipelines, gas surface facilities, flowlines and gathering systems and project management.   The Fyfe group currently employs more than 220 people located in eight offices throughout Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Alice Springs, Moomba, Ballera and Roma.  For more information, visit www.fyfe.com.au.

Wood Group is an international energy services company with $5.2 bn sales, employing more than 28,000 people worldwide and operating in 46 countries. The Group has three businesses—Engineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Services—providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide.

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For further information please contact:

Joe Corvetti                                         Bruce Dickson
Mustang                                              Fyfe Engineers Surveyors
Ph: 03 9211 6488                                Ph: 07 3208 9600
Joe.corvetti@mustangeng.com.au    Bruce.dickson@fyfe.com.au