Xodus Subsea Strengthens Management Team

Rapidly growing oil and gas engineering consultancy, Xodus Group, has seen its subsea business increase by 50% in the last 12 months. Xodus Subsea is reporting £1.5 million of new contracts in this niche oil and gas sector alone in recent months.

Xodus Subsea, which now employs 30 people, has recently made four high level appointments to support the growth in both its Australia office in Perth and its Aberdeen headquarters.

As part of the broadening of its service it is also expanding its subsea controls engineering service to satisfy the increasing demand for through-life support for increasingly complex subsea controls systems.

Richard Heard, director of Xodus Subsea says: "We are fortunate to be where we aspired to be when we established the division two years ago. We have been winning and successfully completing integrated conceptual and front-end design projects for major subsea players such as Talisman Energy, Total and Nexen. However the reliance on control systems is increasing and we are now ideally placed to offer a comprehensive engineering service that covers all aspects of the subsea control systems from conception through procurement and into operation."

A key appointment to the Aberdeen office is Graeme Rogerson who joins to head the subsea team, taking charge of the division's day to day operations and helping to expand its capabilities across the project delivery cycle.

Commenting on Graeme's appointment, Mr. Heard added "It is testament to our reputation in the market place that we have managed to attract someone with Graeme's experience and expertise."

An engineer with over 15 years experience, Mr. Rogerson joins Xodus Subsea from Talisman Energy where, for the past two years, he was responsible for the delivery of the subsea part of the cross-border Rev project. Prior to that he was technical manager with Acergy.

Xodus Subsea has become a major player in the subsea oil and gas industry. Their unique integrated offering combining process, flow assurance and subsea engineering expertise is benefiting clients at all phases of the development cycle from concept to operation.

With over 140 people, Xodus Group is a multi-discipline consultancy specializing in the independent delivery of engineering services and related software to support the upstream oil and gas sector. The group has five divisions: Xodus Oil & Gas, Xodus Technology, Xodus Aurora, Xodus Technical Safety and Risk and Xodus Subsea and offers a global service from its offices in, Aberdeen, London, Orkney and Perth, Australia.