ENERGY consultancy Xodus Group said yesterday it had landed more than £5million worth of subsea contracts this year and also doubled its subsea team.
Xodus now employs 56 subsea specialists at its Aberdeen and London offices and is delivering projects at home and overseas for oil companies including E.ON Ruhrgas, Dana Petroleum, Ithaca Energy, BG Norge, GDF Suez E&P UK, Total, Pearl Oil and Endeavour. The record-breaking turnover for subsea services is up more than 50% on last year’s figures.
The latest and most significant contract is with E.ON Rhurgas for the Huntington field in the UK central North Sea.
The contract worth in excess of £1.2million has involved Xodus doing the front end engineering design (FEED) and detailed design of subsea structures. Xodus has now also secured further project work carrying out delivery management of the flexible risers, flowlines and bend stiffener connection systems.
Graeme Rogerson, subsea director at Xodus, said: “Our subsea division has had a remarkable year and this has enabled us to recruit some of the most talented specialist engineers out there to further increase our capacity.
“We have expertise in the complete subsea project lifecycle and we have big ambitions to continue our expansion in 2011. Securing the additional Huntington delivery project is a fantastic way to end the year.”
Xodus Group, which has its headquarters in Aberdeen, is a multi-discipline energy consultancy which also has offices in London, Edinburgh and Orkney. The current workforce is more than 270.
The consultancy is pursuing an acquisition strategy and expects to increase staff numbers by a further 500 by 2015.