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OKEA is a pure Norwegian development & production company located in Trondheim and established in June 2015. Since then OKEA has built a strong organization with a team of experienced people with the ability to innovate. OKEA shall contribute to the value creation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, with cost effective development and operation systems.

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OKEA is founded with capital contribution from four members of the management, as well as with capital originating from funds and strategic investments managed by Seacrest Capital Group.

OKEA does not intend to explore for petroleum but utilize the results of the previous and ongoing exploration activities. Among all the discoveries not developed, there are millions of barrels of oil that OKEA is committed to bring on stream in a strategic cooperation with key service companies.

OKEA will acquire shares in licenses without a development plan where we can contribute to implement a low cost development project, at less than exploration cost and co-ordinate several discoveries to share a production tool.

Erik Haugane, ONS 2016

"The challenge for the petroleum business is to improve the performance and continue to give the world cheap, stable and plenty supply of energy. And there are ample investment opportunities in doing so. With the shake-out we now see in the oil industry, new and even disruptive innovations can find room to move. And the pure size of the industry is in itself a market of opportunities."

The OKEA team has the knowledge to change the prevailing business concepts. As a team, we work together and analyse all opportunities in a systematic and diligent way. OKEA will strive to stay lean and effective.

Board of Directors

Henrik Schröder (b 1955)

Position: Chairman

Co-founder and Partner for Seacrest Capital Group. 30 years in international finance, management and business development including president of Saab Aircraft, co-founder of Sven Hagströmer Företagsfinansiering and private investor in E&P sector, early investor in RXT and co-founder and Chairman of Enovation Resources Ltd. Chairman of the Board in OKEA since inception of OKEA in 2015.

Paul A. Murray (b 1969)

Position: Board Member

Co-founder and Partner of Seacrest Capital Group. 20 years in technology and growth capital investment, fund management including Investment Director at 3i and Cazenove Private Equity and Founder and Managing Partner of DFJ Esprit, a $1bn+ multi fund investment firm. Boardmember in OKEA since inception of OKEA in 2015.

Kaare M. Gisvold (b 1943)

Position: Board Member

Independent consultant, investor, director and advisor to various businesses. Extensive O&G senior management and board experience from companies like Golar Nor (now Teekey), PGS, Pertra and Det norske oljeselskap ASA. Boardmember in OKEA since 2018.

Arild Selvig (b 1962)

Position: Board Member

Vice President BD & Tendering Subsea Projects in TechnipFMC. 30 years experience within O&G management from amongst other Norsk Hydro and FMC.  Board experience from Norwegian Oil & Gas Supplier Association, Norwegian Petroleum Society, FMC Eurasia and ONS Foundation. Board member in OKEA since 2018.

Knud Hans Nørve (b 1964)

Position: Board Member

CEO Infragas Norge AS. 30 years experience within O&G management and financial analysis from amongst other Norsk Hydro, Fortum Petroleum, Econ Analysis and Rystad Energy. Board experience from Misen Energy AB and P/F Atlantic Petroleum.  Board member in OKEA since 2018.

Position: Chairman

Co-founder and Partner for Seacrest Capital Group. 30 years in international finance, management and business development including president of Saab Aircraft, co-founder of Sven Hagströmer Företagsfinansiering and private investor in E&P sector, early investor in RXT and co-founder and Chairman of Enovation Resources Ltd. Chairman of the Board in OKEA since inception of OKEA in 2015.

Position: Board Member

Co-founder and Partner of Seacrest Capital Group. 20 years in technology and growth capital investment, fund management including Investment Director at 3i and Cazenove Private Equity and Founder and Managing Partner of DFJ Esprit, a $1bn+ multi fund investment firm. Boardmember in OKEA since inception of OKEA in 2015.

Position: Board Member

Independent consultant, investor, director and advisor to various businesses. Extensive O&G senior management and board experience from companies like Golar Nor (now Teekey), PGS, Pertra and Det norske oljeselskap ASA. Boardmember in OKEA since 2018.

Position: Board Member

Vice President BD & Tendering Subsea Projects in TechnipFMC. 30 years experience within O&G management from amongst other Norsk Hydro and FMC.  Board experience from Norwegian Oil & Gas Supplier Association, Norwegian Petroleum Society, FMC Eurasia and ONS Foundation. Board member in OKEA since 2018.

Position: Board Member

CEO Infragas Norge AS. 30 years experience within O&G management and financial analysis from amongst other Norsk Hydro, Fortum Petroleum, Econ Analysis and Rystad Energy. Board experience from Misen Energy AB and P/F Atlantic Petroleum.  Board member in OKEA since 2018.

Management

Erik Haugane

Position: CEO

Founder of Pertra (2001) and co-founder of Det Norske oljeselskap (2005). Also several years in PGS and NOPEC, among other a period in Singapore. Recipient of Norwegian Petroleum Society’s honorary award.

Ola Borten Moe

Position: CCO

Former Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy. Former Norwegian Member of Parliament. Recipient of Norwegian Petroleum Society’s honorary award.

Anton Tronstad

Position: COO

Thirty years’ experience at Kværner and Statoil. SVP Drilling at Pertra.
CO-founder and SVP of Drilling at Det Norske oljeselskap.

Knut Evensen

Position: CFO

Former VP Business Development and Acting CFO at Det Norske oljeselskap. Analyst at Pareto and Danske Market.

Dag Eggan

Position: SVP HSE

Co-founder and partner of PIER Offshore Management Services. Experience from several senior management positions, including Quality Risk Manager in the Mobile Newbuilds (MNB) Group in Statoil ASA and VP QSHE in Ocean Rig, Sevan Drilling and Skeie Drilling & Production AS.

Position: CEO

Founder of Pertra (2001) and co-founder of Det Norske oljeselskap (2005). Also several years in PGS and NOPEC, among other a period in Singapore. Recipient of Norwegian Petroleum Society’s honorary award.

Position: CCO

Former Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy. Former Norwegian Member of Parliament. Recipient of Norwegian Petroleum Society’s honorary award.

Position: COO

Thirty years’ experience at Kværner and Statoil. SVP Drilling at Pertra.
CO-founder and SVP of Drilling at Det Norske oljeselskap.

Position: CFO

Former VP Business Development and Acting CFO at Det Norske oljeselskap. Analyst at Pareto and Danske Market.

Position: SVP HSE

Co-founder and partner of PIER Offshore Management Services. Experience from several senior management positions, including Quality Risk Manager in the Mobile Newbuilds (MNB) Group in Statoil ASA and VP QSHE in Ocean Rig, Sevan Drilling and Skeie Drilling & Production AS.

Technical

Anh Nguyen Kalstad

Position: Lead field Dev. Engineer

Ten years of experience in field development projects, Concept studies and FEEDs on topside facility modification for oil and gas industry in Aibel AS. Four years as researcher on XRF-technology at SINTEF Molab.

Bodil Alteren

Position: HSE Manager

Former HSE Manager and SVP HSE in Det norske oljeselskap, for 10 years. Thirteen years of experience as researcher at SINTEF. Holds a PhD/Doctoral Degree HSE Management from NTNU.

Halvar Larsen

Position: Lead Subsea Engineer

Twenty-eight years of experience in oil industry comprising project and department management, engineering, supervision and operations. Last eleven years in AkerBP AS with responsibilities in field development, project execution, BD, R&D and as subsea overall responsible. Holds a MSc from NTNU.

 

Harald Amundsen

Position: Lead EIA Engineer

Master of Cybernetics from NTNU. Spent the last twelve years as a Senior Principal Engineer in Statoil ASA, involved in different projects. Highly skilled in EPC(IC) project activities.

Harmonie Wiesenberg

Position: Lead Geologist

Ten years of experience, nine in Statoil. Former coordinator for the Heidrun Annual Maturation Process. Master in Petroleum Geosciences from ENSG (France).

Håvard Klokk Morset

Position: Lead Reservoir Engineer

More than ten years of experience as Reservoir Engineer and Subsurface Manager at A/S Norske Shell and DNO ASA. Co-founder of Soliga Energi AB. Holds a Master in Reservoir Engineering from NTNU.

Ida Lundh

Position: Acting VP Drilling and Wells

Specialized in Drilling Engineering. Worked for Royal Dutch Shell and for Royal Dutch Shells prestige project, Sail and Drill, drilling wells in West Africa, Gabon and Turkey, Black Sea.

Jens Ensted Danielsen

Position: Lead Geophysicist

More than fifteen years of experience within geophysics.  Among other, he held different VP positions at EMGS and came to OKEA from a position as Discipline leader geophysics at Statoil.

Jo Espen Nakstad

Position: Lead Production Engineer

Former Production engineer and Discipline leader production technology in Statoil for ten years. Previous, Field engineer well construction in Schlumberger. Holds a M.SC. in Marine hydrodynamics from NTNU.

John Ringseth Oxaal

Position: Integrity Maintenance

Former Project Manager in North Atlantic Drilling and previous Reliability Engineer in BP Norway. Holds a Master of Science Marine Technology (NTNU).

Knut Karila

Position: VP Development

Thirty years of experience in oil industry that comprises project management, engineering management, design and field engineering in offshore projects. Former Technical manager and Location Manger of Aibel Stjørdal.

Odd Myran

Position: Operations Manager

More than twenty years of experience from the Oil & Gas Industry world wide. Mainly engineering, construction, commissioning and operations of offshore production units. Holds a Master of Science from NTNU.

 

 

Ragnhild Aas

Position: VP Operations

Nineteen years of experience as Process Engineer and Operations Manager in Aker Engineering, Reinertsen Engineering and Teekay. Holds a MSc Process Chemistry.

Thomas Lerdahl

Position: VP Petroleum Technology

Approximatly twenty years of experience in Research and Development, Field Operation and Field Development at Statoil. Holds a Ph.D in Physics from University of Oslo.

Torbjørn Slungaard

Position: Lead Facilities Engineer

Twenty-one years of experience from both research at NTNU/SINTEF, and oil and gas projects at Aibel, where he helds the positions as principal engineer, senior adviser and discipline lead.

Position: Lead field Dev. Engineer

Ten years of experience in field development projects, Concept studies and FEEDs on topside facility modification for oil and gas industry in Aibel AS. Four years as researcher on XRF-technology at SINTEF Molab.

Position: HSE Manager

Former HSE Manager and SVP HSE in Det norske oljeselskap, for 10 years. Thirteen years of experience as researcher at SINTEF. Holds a PhD/Doctoral Degree HSE Management from NTNU.

Position: Lead Subsea Engineer

Twenty-eight years of experience in oil industry comprising project and department management, engineering, supervision and operations. Last eleven years in AkerBP AS with responsibilities in field development, project execution, BD, R&D and as subsea overall responsible. Holds a MSc from NTNU.

 

Position: Lead EIA Engineer

Master of Cybernetics from NTNU. Spent the last twelve years as a Senior Principal Engineer in Statoil ASA, involved in different projects. Highly skilled in EPC(IC) project activities.

Position: Lead Geologist

Ten years of experience, nine in Statoil. Former coordinator for the Heidrun Annual Maturation Process. Master in Petroleum Geosciences from ENSG (France).

Position: Lead Reservoir Engineer

More than ten years of experience as Reservoir Engineer and Subsurface Manager at A/S Norske Shell and DNO ASA. Co-founder of Soliga Energi AB. Holds a Master in Reservoir Engineering from NTNU.

Position: Acting VP Drilling and Wells

Specialized in Drilling Engineering. Worked for Royal Dutch Shell and for Royal Dutch Shells prestige project, Sail and Drill, drilling wells in West Africa, Gabon and Turkey, Black Sea.

Position: Lead Geophysicist

More than fifteen years of experience within geophysics.  Among other, he held different VP positions at EMGS and came to OKEA from a position as Discipline leader geophysics at Statoil.

Position: Lead Production Engineer

Former Production engineer and Discipline leader production technology in Statoil for ten years. Previous, Field engineer well construction in Schlumberger. Holds a M.SC. in Marine hydrodynamics from NTNU.

Position: Integrity Maintenance

Former Project Manager in North Atlantic Drilling and previous Reliability Engineer in BP Norway. Holds a Master of Science Marine Technology (NTNU).

Position: VP Development

Thirty years of experience in oil industry that comprises project management, engineering management, design and field engineering in offshore projects. Former Technical manager and Location Manger of Aibel Stjørdal.

Position: Operations Manager

More than twenty years of experience from the Oil & Gas Industry world wide. Mainly engineering, construction, commissioning and operations of offshore production units. Holds a Master of Science from NTNU.

 

 

Position: VP Operations

Nineteen years of experience as Process Engineer and Operations Manager in Aker Engineering, Reinertsen Engineering and Teekay. Holds a MSc Process Chemistry.

Position: VP Petroleum Technology

Approximatly twenty years of experience in Research and Development, Field Operation and Field Development at Statoil. Holds a Ph.D in Physics from University of Oslo.

Position: Lead Facilities Engineer

Twenty-one years of experience from both research at NTNU/SINTEF, and oil and gas projects at Aibel, where he helds the positions as principal engineer, senior adviser and discipline lead.

Support

Espen Myhra

Position: VP Business Development

More than fifteen years of experience in oil industry business, mostly based on the positions held in the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Former Energy Counsellor in the Norwegian embassies in Washington DC and Ottawa.

Hugo Breivik

Position: VP Finance

Former finance analyst in Det norske oljeselskap for approximatly 9 years. Before that several years in the SINTEF administration. Holds a Master in Economy from NHH.

Maria Rosado

Position: Administration

Eight years of experience as jurist in Nobre Guedes, Mota Soares & Partners representing FGA Capital SA and in Public Finances and Tax Services, both in Portugal.

Marit Moen Vik-Langlie

Position: Legal

Holds a Master in Law from University of Oslo. Exchange international experience in Singapura. Former positions as Associate in Advokatfirmæt Steenstrup Stordrange DA Law firm and Gram, Hambro & Garman Advokatfirma AS.

Ståle Myhre

Position: VP Commercial

Ten years of experience with venture investments for Statoil Technology Invest (STI), among other projects was responsible for STI’s investment in Fishbones, awarded with the Rystad’s Gullkronenin 2016. Holds a Master in Administration and Management from NTNU.

Tina Lind Havdahl

Position: Legal

Holds a cand.jur (law) degree from the University of Oslo and a Master in Law from Durham University in England. Previous work experience includes ten years handling P&I and H&M claims for Gard (UK) Ltd in London.

Position: VP Business Development

More than fifteen years of experience in oil industry business, mostly based on the positions held in the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Former Energy Counsellor in the Norwegian embassies in Washington DC and Ottawa.

Position: VP Finance

Former finance analyst in Det norske oljeselskap for approximatly 9 years. Before that several years in the SINTEF administration. Holds a Master in Economy from NHH.

Position: Administration

Eight years of experience as jurist in Nobre Guedes, Mota Soares & Partners representing FGA Capital SA and in Public Finances and Tax Services, both in Portugal.

Position: Legal

Holds a Master in Law from University of Oslo. Exchange international experience in Singapura. Former positions as Associate in Advokatfirmæt Steenstrup Stordrange DA Law firm and Gram, Hambro & Garman Advokatfirma AS.

Position: VP Commercial

Ten years of experience with venture investments for Statoil Technology Invest (STI), among other projects was responsible for STI’s investment in Fishbones, awarded with the Rystad’s Gullkronenin 2016. Holds a Master in Administration and Management from NTNU.

Position: Legal

Holds a cand.jur (law) degree from the University of Oslo and a Master in Law from Durham University in England. Previous work experience includes ten years handling P&I and H&M claims for Gard (UK) Ltd in London.