International energy consultancy Xodus Group appointed Gavin Bell as its first well decommissioning manager. He will be responsible for developing and delivering Xodus’ new well decommissioning service that had previously been outsourced to external contractors. Bell is a chartered mechanical engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry. He 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. Before joining the oil industry, he completed training in marine engineering and industrial engineering.