Willbros Group Inc late Wednesday reported a third-quarter profit of $1.2 million, or 6 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $22.1 million, or $1.03 a share, in the year-earlier period.

The oil and gas services provider said revenue in the quarter rose to $246.7 million from $125.5 million a year ago. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial had forecast earnings of 23 cents a share on revenue of $198 million