Xodus Group opens Australia office

Xodus Group has opened its first overseas office in Perth, Australia. The company has secured premises in the city's central business district and already has been awarded a contract for a major deepwater gas-condensate project. The engineering consultancy expects to employ 40 consultants and engineers in Australia by the end of the first year of trading.

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PERTH, Western Australia -- Xodus Group has opened its first overseas office in Perth, Australia. The company has secured premises in the city's central business district and already has been awarded a contract for a major deepwater gas-condensate project. The engineering consultancy expects to employ 40 consultants and engineers in Australia by the end of the first year of trading.

The office is led by local directors Matthew Rawlings, Grant Veroba, and Stuart Barr.

"We have been exceptionally pleased with the startup of the Perth operation," Rawlings says. "The recruitment campaign has been very successful, and we have assembled a world-class consulting core from which to grow. The message about our offering of a truly integrated range of specializations provided independently has been received with interest by major clients in Perth."

The Xodus Group anticipates the Perth operation will become the center of excellence for development planning of greenfield opportunities.

"When we launched in Aberdeen just over a year ago, we explored the opportunities in Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, and Houston," says director Colin Manson. "However, the best strategic overseas move for us initially is Western Australia, where there are major greenfield development opportunities and where we can also target the buoyant Asia Pacific market, which has huge potential for our experience and expertise."

Xodus is a multi-discipline consultancy specializing in the independent delivery of consultancy services and production optimization products that support the upstream oil and gas sector.

3/14/2007

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