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World-Leading Subsea Team Assembled at Xodus as £4.5 Million of New Business Secured and 12 New Jobs Created

28 April 2010

Aberdeen-headquartered Xodus Group has made a step-change in its subsea capability with the addition of four service lines and the appointment of a director to drive business across Europe.

Twelve high profile subsea professionals, with over 150 years experience between them, have joined the subsea team, all covering a wide range of disciplines. This additional expertise combined with the new service offering will support the recently secured contracts which amount to £4.5 million of new business.

To respond pro-actively to client demand and to grow the subsea business, Xodus has introduced service lines in the areas of concept and FEED (front end engineering design), detailed design, project delivery and subsea operations support.

Graeme Rogerson has been appointed subsea director for Europe. He said: “We have strategically aligned our service lines to suit the requirements of the global energy industry. Our integrated consultancy service now has some of the industry’s most innovative subsea talent at its helm. Harnessing this unrivalled expertise we will now deliver the complete subsea project lifecycle offering with a turnkey capability from concept and front-end engineering to project delivery and operations support.”

A further 12 subsea specialists have been added to an already impressive stable of subsea sector expertise.

Among them is Frank Smith who takes up the position of subsea manager, based in Aberdeen. An industry renowned riser specialist, Frank has extensive experience in umbilical design engineering and analysis experience. Before joining Xodus, he was engineering team leader with MCS for 13 years working in both Aberdeen and Houston.

Andrew Wylie has joined as a consultant responsible for developing the company’s project delivery capability, providing assurance on critical procurement throughout the lifecycle of a subsea project and supporting the package management of umbilical and flexible riser systems. Andrew has also joined from MCS where he was riser delivery manager. Prior to that he worked at Technip.

Matt Kirk joins the group as a senior consultant to further develop the company’s subsea operational support and integrity management services. With 12 years subsea construction experience, Matt has joined Xodus from Acergy where he was latterly group remote operations manager.

Xodus director Richard Heard, said: “We are delighted to have assembled a world-beating subsea team which will deliver a superior and fully integrated service to our global client base. This critical mass of industry-recognised subsea experience and expertise puts Xodus in pole position to lead the way in subsea project delivery.”

Xodus Group is a multi-discipline energy consultancy specialising in the independent delivery of development planning, strategic assurance and system optimisation services that support the upstream oil and gas and renewables sector. The group employs over 270 people and is headquartered in Aberdeen with offices in Edinburgh, London, Orkney and Perth Australia.