Energy consultancy Xodus doubles Australian workforce

29 March 2020 2 min. read
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A year on from establishing its Australia presence, energy consultancy Xodus Group has doubled the size of its staff in the country with the aim of better serving a growing client pool.

Aberdeen headquartered Xodus entered the Australian market in September last year through the acquisition of Perth-based advisory firm Green Light Environmental. Xodus was quick to find its legs down under, having secured a number of major contracts, including a major agreement with Beach Energy recently to manage its Trefoil gas condensate field.

Xodus caters broadly to the energy sector, spanning oil, gas, renewables and utilities, offering a variety of advisory and engineering services. These include process & facilities engineering, safety & risk management, project management and integrity management, among a number of others.

Australia’s energy market is a promising prospect for the firm, given the sector’s central position in the economy and its current struggle to tackle a range of disruptive factors. Consultancies such as Xodus have come into significant demand recently, and the firm appears to be thriving.

Simon Allison, APAC Director at Xodus

Green Light Environmental has been operating in Australia’s energy market since its establishment in 2012, offering a similar suite of services. These include support with approvals, reporting, environmental impact assessments, and risk identification, among others.

“Since the acquisition, our combined environmental team has gone from strength-to strength. Alongside our field development unit, we are establishing new relationships and delivering quality services to several major operators,” said, Xodus Operations Director for the Asia Pacific region Simon Allison.

“As shown by the recent Trefoil win, we’re really starting to reap the benefits of having a larger, integrated team with a much wider variety of capabilities. That contract, combined with our digital transformation work, has enhanced our reputation as a leading provider of integrated front-end services in the region.”

The demand for energy consultancy services is only set to rise in the near future, not only due to broader disruption sweeping through the energy landscape, but more imminently due to the sector’s struggle with disruptions from the Coronavirus.

Globally, Xodus has offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Orkney in Scotland, London in the UK, Cairo in Egypt, and Perth in Australia. The company, founded in 2005, has over 450 employees.