Xodus Launches New Subsea Capability and Production Assurance Team in Australia
22 February 2013
International energy consultancy Xodus Group has
bolstered its rapidly-evolving Australian footprint by adding subsea and
production assurance teams to its Perth operation.
The new services, which were announced at the Australia Oil and Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG), underpin Xodus’ significant growth in the region where it has achieved turnover of AUD 1.5 million since April 2012. During the same period, the Perth-based team has expanded considerably from two people to 27 with aims to have up to 60 staff by the end of 2013.
James Knipe has joined the Perth office from Aberdeen as subsea team lead and hopes to have a team of six in place this year. James is a chartered engineer and has been with Xodus since 2010. He is experienced in conceptual, front end and detailed design projects for subsea, oil and gas and renewable energy developments around the world.
Chris Smith has relocated to Perth from the Xodus London office to lead the production assurance offering. Chris, who has been with the company since its inception in 2006, has strong expertise in process engineering and flow assurance. He will also deliver a technical paper on Emerging and Enabling Flow Assurance Solutions at AOG this week.
"We welcome James and Chris to the Perth office and look forward to growing the team here further. Having both joined us from the UK to lead the new teams, we continue to bring international design and operating expertise to the Australian market and use this as a gateway for our clients to access our global engineering skills.”
Xodus is exhibiting at AOG at Stand A33. The company will present two papers at the event: ‘Combining CFD and OLGA Modelling Techniques to Provide Advanced Flow Assurance Solutions’ on Wednesday 20 February; and ‘Better Design, Smarter Monitoring: Managing Vibration Induced Fatigue’ on Thursday 21 February.
The company is also sponsoring the exhibition’s smart app which aims to help visitors maximise their time at the annual industry event and can be downloaded from the iTunes store. Bringing together more than 450 exhibitors from across 20 countries, AOG will take place at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre from 20-22 February 2013.