Energy consultancy Xodus has expanded its decommissioning offering with the appointment of Gavin Bell as its first well decommissioning manager.
Bell will be responsible for developing and delivering Xodus’ new well decommissioning service that had previously been outsourced to external contractors.
The appointment follows a successful year for Xodus’ decommissioning division which secured several new clients and won more than £2 million of work.
Bell joins from Repsol Sinopec Resources UK where he led a number of P&A projects through early planning phases including rig option selection and the development of P&A cost models. Previously, he worked for DONG Energy in Denmark and spent 20 years working with well service contractors, Halliburton and Baker Hughes INTEQ.
Bell, who will be based in Aberdeen, said: “Xodus has always been known for its innovative problem solving and we will be applying this to the challenges facing well decommissioning. I’m excited to be leading this new business line for the company and working with a talented and enthusiastic group of industry professionals.”