WorleyParsons Ltd., described as Worley after the completion of the acquisition of Jacobs Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) Division, is an Australian engineering company that provides project delivery and advisory services to the resources, energy, and complex industries operation. 1970s: John Grill (CEO 1975-2012), joined Smith, De Cantzo and Wholohan, leading to 1976 Wholohan Grill & Partners, small Australian engineering consultancy. Wholohan Grill and Partners grew steadily throughout the 1970s and 1980s. 1: In 1987, Wholohan Grill and Partners acquired the Australian interests of Worley, a Us-based engineering firm. The company changed its name to Worley and from this point began to expand steadily, acquiring long-term contracts in Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, creating local joint ventures, most of which are still active today. 1990s: During the 1990s Worley expanded both industry and geographical footprint. The diversification policy has seen the growth of the hydrocarbon sector from its roots in the hydrocarbon sector to the energy, infrastructure, environment, minerals and metals sectors. At the beginning of the new millennium, Worley was fully prepared to continue its industrial sector and geographical expansion with 30 offices and 3,000 employees globally. This success has enabled Worley to further diversify through additional partnerships and acquisitions.