Andrew O'Connell

Andrew O'Connell
Senior Geologist

What type of projects do you work on?
I work in the subsurface and advisory team in the London office, my role is enormously varied as I get to work on such a wide range of projects. We help clients explore for and develop oil and gas fields so my role covers all geological aspects of exploration and production. This can be building static models as part of an integrated development team or play mapping on frontier exploration project. Within the advisory team I provide geological input for asset evaluations and reserves reports.

What made you join the subsurface team?
I have been at Xodus for six years, I joined because I wanted to continue working with the same people I had in my previous role. There was no subsurface team in the London office at the time and it was exciting to be part of something new. We have great team and being integrated into the wider Xodus team, with such a wide range of engineering expertise, has allowed me to be involved in projects that I couldn’t have worked on anywhere else.

What are you looking forward to at PETEX?
I’m looking forward to reconnecting with friends and contacts within the industry who I haven’t managed to see for a while, but also meeting new clients. Xodus has not exhibited at PETEX before so it’s a great opportunity for us to talk to people who may not know too much about Xodus, inform them about the type of projects we work on and discuss how we could help them.

Best Xodus Moment:
It’s difficult to identify a specific moment. I enjoy getting stuck into a new piece of work but I think it’s always great getting to the end of a project and knowing that the work we have done and the advice we have given has made a difference for our clients. 

Greatest challenge:
Working on such a wide range of projects, often at the same time, means changing gear a lot to move from project to project. Our projects could be a quick asset evaluation where we provide expert opinion for a client’s M&A deal, or a long term project building an exploration portfolio and well proposals over nine months. While it can be a challenge, it’s the same variety that makes working at Xodus so interesting.

Andrew and some of the Xodus team will be at PETEX next week to discuss the latest developments in exploration, development, production and subsurface technology. If you'd like to find out more about what Xodus can offer, visit our stand (G34) and say hello. For any further info please contact