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Industry Shares North Sea Data with Scientists

relating to offshore structures. We are pleased that the initiative has been enthusiastically embraced by the research community developing proposals under the NERC call and look forward to extending access to the wider scientific community.”With its specialist GIS capability, Aberdeen based energy consultancy Xodus Group was selected to facilitate the delivery of the tool.Christina Horspool, Xodus’ environment manager, said, “As a company, we pride ourselves on knowledge sharing and collaboration. This work is crucial for the INSITE project as it provides visibility of available industry

From left: Chris Overton and Djamel Hamel (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Group Adds Subsea Staff

Energy consultancy Xodus Group said it has appointed two principal consultants to its subsea integrity management team.Djamel Hamel and Chris Overton combined add more than 60 years’ experience to Xodus’ team which regularly provides integrity management support to UKCS operators.Hamel has been appointed to the role of principal consultant, having previously worked within a senior pipeline position for six years at Spirit Energy, as well as engineering roles at Wood, Subsea 7 and Technip.A chartered engineer, Hamel holds a PhD in Hydrodynamics from the University of Glasgow and has worked

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New Solution Simplifies Relief Well Operations

Energy consultancy provider Add Energy and subsea solutions provider Trendsetter Engineering have teamed up to develop the Relief Well Injection Spool (RWIS) Lite, designed to reduce the complexity of relief well operations on a global scale, when coupled with the original RWIS product.   RWIS Lite is an exact structural replica of the original RWIS, which allows for duplicity in shared components. The original RWIS increases the flow capacity of a single relief well, which is a safer and less challenging option to drilling multiple relief wells during a subsea well blowout. The RWIS is placed

Mexico Aims to Spur Deep Water Oil Projects

would rise to a maximum of 8 percent in 2025, according to a statement in the government's official gazette.   The content minimums are far lower than for onshore and shallow water projects, which top out at 35 percent.   Luis Miguel Labardini, an oil analyst with Mexico City-based energy consultancy Marcos y Asociados, described the rule as "very reasonable," particularly when compared to those in countries like Brazil.   "I think it's a good sign that will give international operators flexibility," he said.    (Reuters reporting by David Alire Garcia

Xodus CEO  Colin Manson

Xodus Subsea: New Era of Subsea Engineering Support

Xodus Group, Saipem and Chiyoda join forces on new subsea company to rival largest subsea engineering firms for a share of the global market International energy consultancy Xodus Group announced the launch of a global subsea engineering company in partnership with major oil and gas contractor Saipem and mid and downstream oil and gas giant Chiyoda Corporation. The new organization plans to challenge the largest tier one subsea engineering companies for a share of the global market. It will be headquartered in London and have a presence in several cities across Europe, Africa, the Americas, Middle

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BG Signs Contract for Produced Water FEED Study

International energy consultancy, Xodus Group, will issue a $2.72 million (approx) Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for BG’s Dolphin field, offshore Trinidad.   The contract, launched this past February, will be completed this summer, involves the construction of an upgraded water system.   Xodus, experienced with project delivery in Trinidad and Tobago, recently signed a global Master Service Agreement with BG. This signing, separate from the Dolphin FEED study, broadens the support provided to Xodus, encompassing all of its featured services.   The company will

LiDAR Ordered for Wind Farm Development

from three levels on a met mast at the site, together with data from a LiDAR mounted on the mast. This testing will enhance a field trial which took place off the coast of Norway in spring, 2012. The testing and results will be verified by DNV GL Energy, the world's largest independent renewable energy consultancy. Wind data collected conventionally, using cup anemometers mounted on a wind mast is susceptible to distortion from the sensors and the mast itself - typically around 80 meters high. Fugro’s SEAWATCH wind LiDAR buoy accurately measures the speed and direction of wind across the diameter

Xodus to Maximize Energy Connection Integrity for Mutual Energy

Independent, international energy consultancy Xodus Group has agreed a four-year Consultancy Support Framework Agreement to provide marine services for Interconnector Services Limited (ISL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mutual Energy. Xodus will manage the procurement of a survey contractor in order to perform survey investigations on the power cable and pipeline networks connecting Scotland and Northern Ireland. The aim is to assess and maximize the asset integrity of the two systems and refine inspection techniques and emergency response procedures as appropriate and dependent upon survey

The minke whale (pictured) was one of the five priority species identified by ORJIP for inclusion in the review, the others being harbor porpoise, bottlenose dolphins and grey and harbor seals.

Report Helps Wind Industry Reduce Noise Effects on Marine Mammals

A report published by independent, international energy consultancy Xodus Group, and its project partners SMRU Marine, recommends how offshore wind farm operators and regulators can minimize the effects of noise during offshore turbine piling and reduce injury to marine mammals. The independent review, entitled “Use of Deterrent Devices and Improvements to Standard Mitigation during Piling” was commissioned for Phase 1 of Project 4 of the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Program (ORJIP). It is the first publication in the ORJIP series to focus on such risks and has been published on

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Xodus Catches FEED Contract

International energy consultancy Xodus Group secured a contract worth £1.3 million to deliver the subsea Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the Premier Oil Catcher project in the Central North Sea. The scope of work will involve two phases. A review of previous and current studies, preliminary process flow diagrams and investigative work to identify structural functional requirements, will lay the foundations for the subsequent select phase. At this stage, Xodus will develop and engineer field and subsea architecture, flow assurance processes, subsea control systems, pipelines

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