Xodus Creates New Chief Technology Officer Position

Xodus Group has created a new Chief Technology Officer position to lead its integration of surface and subsurface services.

Stephane Constant, who became a non executive director last year, has taken up the full time post, bringing a wealth of subsurface expertise.

Colin Manson, CEO of Xodus Group said the move would focus the company's new integrated capability which is delivering efficiency savings to clients.

He added: "Stephane is an expert in the world of subsurface and it has been a goal for us that Xodus would be the first to offer a truly integrated sub plus surface capability. We are bringing these disciplines together because we can see the advantages for clients in delivering both technical solutions and efficiencies."

Xodus has recently secured more than GBP 4 million worth of subsurface contracts with some of the largest projects involving production optimization and appraisal and development plans for onshore and offshore assets in West Africa.

Mr. Constant was co-founder and technical director of subsurface consultancy Horizon Energy Partners, which he built to 100 people and sold to SGS in 2008. He started his career with ELF (now TOTAL) in 1991 as a reservoir engineer responsible for various UK operated assets.

He also worked for AGIP in Aberdeen from 1996 to 1997 as a senior reservoir engineer. In 1998 he joined Premier Oil in Singapore as the lead reservoir engineer for the Yetagun field, offshore Myanmar. After Horizon Energy Partners, he founded Oyster Energy, a co-investment company, which he sold to Elko Energy in 2009

Mr. Constant said: "Xodus is in a transformational phase, expanding its range of services well beyond its original surface focus. I will be supporting the development and integration of the wells and subsurface teams and will be working to create maximum value for our clients through our integration. I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead; Xodus is an incredibly dynamic company which marries an entrepreneurial growth culture with smart and structured delivery focus."