Xodus Group, an independent, international energy consultancy, has promoted Andrew Sewell to the role of Global Subsurface Lead.
According to the company, Sewell has more than 24 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry. He joined Xodus in 2012 as Subsurface Manager, after working at Senergy (now LR Senergy) as Region Manager for Europe and Africa. He started his career with Schlumberger.
Sewell has worked across Africa, the Middle East and Europe giving geophysical reviews, field development plans and due diligence investigations, Xodus added. Recent and ongoing projects he has been managing include exploration projects in Kenya and field development projects in Kurdistan and Nigeria.
“In the current market conditions operators are looking to reduce costs and maximise production from mature or marginal fields,” said Andrew Sewell.
“In addition, the M&A market is becoming increasingly active as oil and gas companies look to buy production and financial companies are now looking to invest in oil and gas companies/assets.”
“Xodus Subsurface is well placed to support all types of companies in this dynamic marketplace. We boast a global team of multi-disciplined talent covering exploration and production, with a strong pedigree and track record in supporting M&A deals. By combining this broad wealth of knowledge with the latest software technologies, we can propel our capabilities to deliver high standard products with innovative solutions, efficiently and cost-effectively.”
Steve Swindell, COO of Xodus said: “We predict a huge growth in subsurface services and are optimistic about the potential out there. Our seamless integration of services from exploration through production and development can greatly enhance the quality of what we deliver as well as saving valuable project time. Andrew’s experience and passion for his field of expertise inspires and motivates the team and I’m confident his ambitions in this new role will be realised.”
Xodus’ subsurface offering manages all technical aspects of exploration and reservoir development.