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Xodus Strengthens Decom Division

XodusInternational energy consultancy Xodus Group has strengthened its decommissioning team with the appointment of Gareth Jones as Decom Lead. The appointment follows a successful year for Xodus’ decommissioning division which has secured several new clients and won EUR 2.3 million of work in 2018. 

An experienced principal consultant and project manager, Mr Jones will be responsible for advising and supporting operators in relation to environmental and societal impacts associated with decommissioning. He joins Xodus from BMT Cordah where he led the company’s international decommissioning activities. Previously, he was a marine ecologist with Marine Scotland, providing advice and support in relation to commercial fisheries and marine fish species for oil and gas, renewables and infrastructure projects.

Mr Jones, who will be based in the company’s Aberdeen office, says, “It is a huge honour to join such an experienced and knowledgeable group of people at Xodus. The company has been at the forefront of solving a variety of decommissioning challenges for many years and I hope my skills will strengthen the team.” He will work closely with Xodus’ Decommissioning Director, Enrico Salardi, who has recently relocated to the UK from the company’s Perth office. Mr Salardi says, “Throughout his career, Gareth has built up excellent relationships with operators, particularly on environmental and decommissioning projects, and communicates effectively with stakeholders. He has shown that he has all the attributes needed to be an asset for the company and we’re pleased he has joined Xodus.”

Xodus’ decom division has undertaken more than 100 decommissioning projects globally ranging from M&A due diligence and commercial advice, to training and detailed planning and approvals for decom execution. The division has increased its capabilities, now covering a broader spectrum of services and disciplines, such as well abandonment and decommissioning strategic support. The company can now provide a fully integrated decommissioning service, including the definition of decommissioning strategies for single assets or on portfolio basis, the regulatory compliance support and the identification of the best engineering solutions.