International energy consultancy Xodus Group has secured two contracts from Abu Dhabi based Valentine Maritime (Gulf) L.L.C.
The first project is for the design of new subsea pipelines in the Arabian Gulf. This will be the Xodus Group’s first subsea project from its rapidly growing team in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project is located off the north east coast of Qatar in the Gulf and lies in the largest gas field in the world.
This will involve the detailed design of a new 6.4km long 24-inch water injection pipeline including risers and two J-Tubes. The project is due for completion by the end of 2013.
The second follows the award of an EPIC contract to Valentine from Dubai Petroleum Establishment for the 2013 pipeline installation campaign in the Fateh offshore field. Xodus will deliver the detailed engineering scope of work on a tight schedule. This will cover detailed engineering work on the following pipelines:
• 30”dia x 6.7 km subsea oil pipeline including new risers and tie-ins
• 30”dia x 4 km subsea oil pipeline including new risers and tie-ins
• 16”dia x 6km subsea water injection pipeline including new risers and tie-ins
Xodus launched its Middle East operation in Dubai in October 2012 as part of its global expansion strategy. The Group offers a full suite of integrated services with a strong focus on Total Field Development. CEO and CFO of Xodus, Colin Manson and Emma Merchant relocated to Dubai to drive business in the region and support the company’s aim to make the Middle East operational base one of the largest in the company.
Subsea Manager, Robin Sangster, said: “We are delighted to secure two contracts from Valentine Maritime (Gulf) L.L.C, one of which is our first subsea project for our rapidly growing team in Dubai. We are focused on servicing contracts across the GCC, Kurdistan and the wider region, and our integrated field development expertise ideally places Xodus to support unique project challenges. Both contracts will allow us to demonstrate the capabilities of our engineering team to key clients across the region. These are exciting times for Xodus.”