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 across the oil and gas industry in subsea disciplines, including rigid pipeline design and installation, risers, subsea pipeline asset integrity and project management.
Overton also joins as a principal consultant, following seven years as senior pipeline integrity engineer at Repsol Sinopec. With a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Overton has previously undertaken roles at DNV GL, Lloyds Register, Oceaneering and Wood.
The new recruits join a team of 20 engineers who provide Xodus’ subsea integrity services, including support with pipelines, risers, subsea structures, umbilicals, controls and all other ancillary equipment. The team has also developed XAMIN, a digital platform for monitoring, managing and assessment of all aspects of the subsea integrity cycle.