International energy consultancy Xodus Group has been awarded a contract with Qatargas to provide vibration engineering services at onshore and offshore facilities.
Working in partnership with Chiyoda Almana Engineering, Xodus will look to develop a long‐term piping integrity management programme to assess, reduce or eliminate vibration in all of the Qatargas facilities, both onshore and offshore.
The $1million one-year contract is for a Technical Services Vibration Programme at the Qatargas QG1, QG2 and QG3&4 LNG Facilities, Ras Laffan refinery and associated offshore assets, with the option of an extension for a further two years.
Xodus, which offers integrated oil and gas services covering surface and subsurface, launched its Dubai office in 2012 and has grown to over 100 people in the Middle East as the demand for its integrated services increases with oil and gas operators. In that time Xodus has secured more than $20 million of contracts from the region.
The UK headquartered company recently opened new offices in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Erbil, Kurdistan, and is in the process of setting up an operation in Qatar, which will launch later this year.
Colin Manson, CEO of Xodus Group, said: “Our specialist vibration expertise is ideally suited to some of the challenges facing operators in Qatar and across the region. Eliminating vibration supports integrity management plans and can deliver significant asset cost savings. In partnership with Chiyoda Almana, we look forward to working with Qatargas to address integrity issues to assist production.”