Rob Duncan

Rob Duncan
Senior Subsea Engineer

What does your role cover:

My role as a subsea engineer at Xodus involves projects that cover the full life cycle of assets; concept to detailed design, integrity and maintenance and decommissioning. A key focus recently has been delivering support for decommissioning programmes which have subsea assets. Engineering studies are used to inform decisions in the comparative assessment process. This typically includes undertaking technical feasibility studies, baseline data reviews, definition of decommissioning methodologies, cost estimates and project schedules. I also work closely with the client in providing technical support throughout the project, during external workshops such as stakeholder engagement sessions, right through to submitting the final decommissioning programme to BEIS

Best Xodus Moment?

A proud moment in my career was supporting Xodus in establishing a structured professional development programme with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. I was one of the first Xodus engineers to enrol in the programme and have since been successful in becoming Chartered with IMechE. Currently, I support other developing engineers going through the same process

Greatest Challenge:

Working with other Xodus disciplines. But before that causes offence, I don’t mean the people! As a mechanical engineer, I find it refreshing and particularly rewarding to work on multi-discipline projects where all these different aspects of a consultancy come together and deliver a truly integrated scope of work for a client. It’s a great opportunity to learn and develop a wider understanding of the upstream oil and gas industry

Why Xodus:

There is a really good balance to Xodus. The support structure is there for developing engineers to gain great experience and learn from industry experts. There are also opportunities to work on projects right across the spectrum of subsea engineering, from concept stage to late-life and decommissioning. Outside work however, there is an equally great social side to Xodus, with many events arranged throughout the year. Not all of them will leave you with a sore head in the morning, but most have