Xodus Group Sets up Houston Base With Eye on Major Growth

By Xodus Group, PRNE
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ABERDEEN, Scotland, February 16, 2011 - Energy consultancy Xodus Group is setting up a Houston operation with
plans for major international growth. The independent Aberdeen-headquartered
company is bringing its fully integrated field development services to the
States and is confident that its reservoir to refinery approach will be a

Matt Kirk has been promoted from Senior Consultant to Americas Regional
Director and Lawrence Lambon, Integration Technology Manager is taking up the
post of Houston Operations Director.

The pair will launch the new office off Westheimer Road in Houston's
Energy Corridor district from March 1st and will be recruiting senior
positions from day one including Subsea Manager, Process and Facilities
Manager and Senior Field Development Engineer.

Xodus employs more than 260 people in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Orkney with
its London office heading up high profile international contracts in key
regions across the globe. The consultancy intends to invest GBP2 million
setting up the Houston operation and recruit at least 20 people in the first
year and increase this to 60 within three years.

Colin Manson, Chief Executive of Xodus Group said: "Houston is the energy
capital of the world and we believe it is the right time for us to establish
and grow a permanent presence there to complement our international portfolio
managed from our London base. Our in-depth subsea and deepwater experience
along with our fully integrated field development services are ideally suited
to opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and West Africa."

Xodus Group has delivered around GBP1 million of projects in the US in
the last two years. The company launched in 2005 and has grown into a dynamic
integrated consultancy with expertise in oil, gas and renewables. With a
turnover of GBP28.6 million, Xodus has six divisions including: Subsea; Wells
and Subsurface; Integration Technology; Technical Safety and Risk; Process
and Facilities and Xodus Aurora (environmental).

Matt Kirk has many years experience as a chartered engineer and worked
with Acergy for 12 years latterly as Group Remote Operations Manager before
joining Xodus Group in 2010. He said: "We have developed an impressive
network of contacts in the US which gave us the confidence that there was a
gap in the market for our integrated services offering. We are in a strong
commercial position to establish a base there and have the credentials and
capacity to deliver projects of all sizes as clients seek to overcome
challenges through the life of their assets."

Lawrence Lambon has 13 years experience in process engineering and has
been with Xodus Group since it launched in 2005.Technology Manager

More information at www.xodusgroup.com

For further information contact Gayle Nicol, Senior Account Manager tel +44(0)1224-615019 email gayle.nicol at bigpartnership.co.uk

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