«Optime Subsea has proven that they are capable of “simplifying subsea” with their disruptive technology. I am looking forward to continue our mission in developing technology, and focus on delivery to our customers worldwide. I am excited and humble to join this great team.

Kjetil Andre Dalheim

Optime Subsea continues to grow and we are further strengthen the management team in Norway. We are excited to introduce our new Chief Operations Officer, Kjetil Andre.

Optime Subsea mission is to be the market leader in subsea intervention and control systems. Our mission is to be the leading provider of systems for subsea intervention and control, within oil and gas industry. We will accomplish this by continuous innovation, with focus on productivity, modularit, and optimization – always to and for our customers.

Kjetil Andre has a broad and diverse background, starting within banking and finance before moving into Oil & Gas and project management. He brings with him more than 10 years of experience within Oil & Gas as Project Manager and Portfolio Manager. Main area has been Well access tooling. His last position involved Merger and Acquisitions work in addition to Project Management. 

We look forward to the continued growth our team will see under this new leadership. We hired Kjetil Andre with careful consideration in protecting our culture and we believe he will be a great addition to our team. His main drive is to develop people and organization. Kjetil Andre`s strenght is his ability to make decisions and create motion. Core value is integrity and people first. 

Jan-Fredrik Carlsen

Optime Subsea continues to expand, we are ramping up! Optime Subsea continues to attract top talent.

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our leadership team through the appointment of Colin Nicol as our General Manager

Optime Subsea mission is to be the market leader in subsea intervention and control systems. Our mission is to be the leading provider of systems for subsea intervention and control, within the oil and gas industry. We will accomplish this by continuous innovation, with focus on productivity, modularity, and optimization – always to and for our customers.

Colin Nicol will join our Senior Management team and report to our CEO Jan-Fredrik Carlsen with a core focus on developing our Optime Subsea Services INC. Working alongside with our customers and do the preparation for offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

The future of Optime Subsea Service INC is to expand the sales and marketing business to include an operations service group with the ability to support onshore and offshore operations and will include both, local engineering support and field service personnel team.

Optime Subsea Services INC is in the middle of a strategic asset delivery plan to supply our SCILS and ROCS technology to the GOM market. 2 SCILS systems have been delivered to date with 2 ROCS systems to follow. The ROCS system will be ready for operations in the first half of 2022. Most of these assets are being delivered to the international partnership alliance between Halliburton and Optime Subsea, with operations supported jointly by both parties.

“Colin brings with him significant experience within the Oil and Gas subsea sector covering a career in engineering, project execution, operations management, business development as well as business and commercial strategy. Colin has been involved in or responsible for the delivery and commercialization of existing and new technologies into global markets. Along with his experience, Colin has shown that he has the right core values that are at the heart of Optime.  I’m certain we have the best qualified man for the job! I look forward to working together with Colin and have him as a part of my Senior Management Team.”

Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, CEO

A great success ROCS & ROLL at Optime Subsea 31.03.2022

Finally, it was time for getting together for a Workshop in the oil and gas industry, for Operators & Subsea innovators. 

A great hands-on innovation workshop at Optime Subsea Notodden-Norway, an exciting day of shaping tomorrow’s systems that will simplify subsea.

Presentation of Optime Subsea systems and operations; ROCS, SCILS and mSHPU products.

Thank you all for making The ROCS & ROLL workshop at Notodden into an amazing event. Optime sets great pride in open and honest relationship with our customers and colleagues. The ROCS & ROLL event was a great hands-on workshop for getting good discussions and insight in equipment, innovation and customers need.  Meeting together, participants from management-development-engineering to technical support personnel gave great value and insight. We hade a fantastic day and we are happy to say that we will make this event a yearly happening for the industry, colleagues and customers. 

Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, CEO Optime Subsea
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The speakers of the day!

Sigurd Loven Kirkebø, Deloitte

Presented benefits gained by working together.

Sigurd shared his experiences from the “NCS Sharing Economy Project” conducted for the Norwegian Oil and Gas industry. He also talked about the challenges and opportunities for operators and suppliers, as well as what benefits can be gained by collaborating on projects.


Magnus E Marsdal Author of the book, Parterapi For Oljefolk og klimaaktivister

Magnus introduced us to the topic: climate activist Anja Bakken Riise and oil union representative Atle Tranøy join forces to find Norway’s path forward through the industrial green shift. 

Trond Løkka, Chief Business Development Officer Optime Subsea and Rubem Prandi, Business Development Engineer


Trond and Rubem talked about Optime Subsea systems and operations, the ROCS, SCILS and mSHPU products.
They discussed how to increase efficiency, reduce interfaces, and minimize HSE risk exposure. They also presented how Optime has investigate CO2 footprint reduction by way of universalizing systems and
maximizing utilization.

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Aker BP’s Tor Otto Lidal, Lead Subsea Engineer, and
Hans Andreas Øygarden, Senior Subsea Engineer


From Drilling and Wells at Aker BP
Tor Otto and Hans Andreas shared their expertise on how new initiatives in the oil and gas industry can move from great ideas to field proven innovation, with the SCILS & ROCS products as reference examples.

Henrik Vedeld System Engineer Alle Electric Equinor 

All-Electric Equinor
Henrik shared his knowledge and expertise on developing Optime’s mSHPU product to overcome the last hurtle in going all electric, and how the product was qualified to TRL-4 for subsea worthiness and use.

Karl Herman Franzen, Leading Engineer Subsea Technology TDI OG FOS SMT SUB Equinor

Technology qualification is a process, All Electric, mSHPU system. 
Shared experience from 2 years of technology development and qualification at Optime Subsea under demanding frame conditions.

Reidar Tveiten, Chair of the Board, Optime Subsea

Announced latest news, how Optime Subsea will grow according to the marked position and strategy for the company.
More news to come.

A special thanks to our guest from; Aker BP, Equinor, Chevron, Petoro, Shell, Neptun Energy, OKEA, Repsol, Conoco Philips, DNO, Wintershalldae, Lundin, Vår Energy for participating.

Thanks to speakers for making an excellent program for the event. And a special thanks to speakers from Aker BP and Equinor, talking about their experience working with Optime Subsea. They referred to customer projects related to Optimes core values, technology development and Qualification.

The event ended with dinner at Brattrein Hotel and rock concert at Telerock

Thank you all for coming to Norway, Notodden. It was a great event, and we are proud to be able to work together for making the oil and gas industry focusing on developing new technology, to reach the future golds related to environment, HSE and sustainability.  See you all back at Optime Subsea next year for a new ROCS & ROLL workshop at Notodden Norway 

Host for the Rocs and Roll event, Gunn Tove Aarbakk, Business Development-Project Manager-Marketing Responsible

Photo: Elisabeth Fosse

The 15K kit is an add on to the 10K SCILS delivered to Halliburton in September 2021.

This kit will enable the SCILS to be used on wells requiring 15K hydraulic pressure supply. The Alliance SCILS has not yet been used in any operation in the GoM, but with this upgrade the SCILS will be more versatile in operation.

Next step now is to integrate the 15K kit into the 10K SCILS and this will be done by our personnel once the kit has cleared customs in the US.

Thanks to everyone involved for a job well done.

Best regards Hallvard S. Landsverk Senior Project Engineer & Kjetil Øyno Senior Project Manager and Discipline Manager.

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We expect tremendous growth in Optime next year, and are currently looking for several new employees to support our competent team. Today we apply for 12 different positions in all our departments.

Optime Subsea AS is a global industry expert on subsea services, subsea well access and subsea control systems. We maintain a vertically integrated portfolio with expertise offering subsea services offshore, subsea development, design, engineering and analysis as well as subsea products / systems and modular hyperbaric testing vessels.

We Simplify Subsea

Our mission is to simplify subsea by developing products that enables the industry to reduce operational time, cost and CO2 footprint. As our company is expanding both in Norway and internationally, we are searching for more people to join our team.

Expanding our Business in the Gulf of Mexico

We are now expanding our business in the Gulf of Mexico and will establish a local service base in the U.S. We are searching for a General Manager to establish and develop our company in the U.S.

We need to strengthen our finance department and are looking for a Group Accountant to provide, accurate, timely and relevant reporting to ensure management achieve strategic business goals.

Optimes Groundbreaking Technologies

With the launch of Optimes groundbreaking technologies such as SCILS and ROCS, our Aftermarket department is experiencing a rapidly increasing activity level. In order to support this increasing activity, we are now in search of a Support Manager to manage our Engineering Support team. The Support Manager you will lead a team of skilled engineers dedicated to support a wide range of engineering activities, spanning from technical support to planning- and execution of offshore campaigns.

To strengthen our project team, we need a dedicated Project Manager, an experienced purchaser and a skilled Document Controller. Working as a Project Manager in Optime means responsibility for the planning and successful delivery of projects to our international customers.

Disruptive Technology

As Optime’s main business is to invent new, disruptive technology, we need several types of skilled Engineers. Aftermarket are searching for a Support Manager for their offshore team, We need Project Engineer hydraulic and an Analyst Engineer/Specialist to support our Technology department.

Sales and Business Development need a Technical Sales Engineer to further strengthen our global team. The applicant must have a strong technical understanding of Optime’s main products. This role will act as the sales team’s technical support and will represent the technical aspects of the product development, advising customers on how best to use the products provided. The position will also support the company’s business development strategy.

Quality is Essential

Quality is essential for the business, and we need a Quality Engineer to perform reviews, inspections, call for stop-actions, investigate deviations and initiate and close recertification work on Optime Subsea and sub supplier products. We are also looking for a Quality Controller (QC) to perform quality checks on manufactured products.

To support our Warehouse-team we need a dedicated Warehouse worker to take care of the company’s flow of goods, from goods receipt and receipt control to managing the inventory movement according to current processes and routines.

Application Deadline: January 15th, 2022

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On September 16th , Optime Subsea ships off the first delivery in the Halliburton alliance – A Subsea Control & Intervention Light System (SCILS)

In our five-year alliance + options with Halliburton, we are set to deliver an offshore operating system every 18 months.



From Notodden to Houston

All the components of our systems are designed and built in our workshop at Notodden. Design and functionality are carefully planned and tested by our highly qualified engineers and workshop personnel at Optime Subsea.

We use carefully selected subcontractors to perform machining of components. The project group at Optime Subsea are now proud to be able to ship the SCILS system overseas, ready for new subsea operations in the gulf of Mexico.

The SCILS simplify offshore processes by moving large systems like HPUs to the sea floor and remove the use of large hydraulic umbilical’s, this make the operations safer and more environmentally friendly. In our five-year alliance + options with Halliburton, we are set to deliver an offshore operating system every 18 months.


Discover the System SCILS: SCILS and the Creation of a Unique Company Culture


The requirements from the customer, to the SCILS system; it must be able to operate at a sea depth of up to 3000 meters and supply control pressures up to 1035 bar. This requires are tested and approved before delivery!

Birk Frideson Lyngdal secures the shipment.

“We are really proud to ship quickly and cost-efficiently, the first SCILS system delivery in the Optime Subsea – Halliburton alliance. This is a milestone in our history and a great reference for future customers abroad.”

Kjetil Øyno Senior Project and Discipline Manager Optime Subsea

Through our global alliance with Halliburton we will deliver SCILS and ROCS to customers across the american market

About Optime Subsea

Founded in 2015, Optime is an innovative and globally leading technological provider of subsea controls and intervention systems.

With its headquarter in Notodden, Norway, and international office in Houston, TX, USA, it is a fully integrated system and services provider with all of the capabilities to optimize subsea well interventions and completions operations.

Within this segment, their capabilities are delivering quick to market solutions, further reducing cost, size and improving operational efficiency – simplifying subsea.

About Halliburton

Visit the company’s website at www.halliburton.com. Connect with Halliburton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.


Archive: On March 7th, 2021 , we signed a global strategic alliance with Halliburton Company.



-Are You Our New Colleague?

Requests have increased significantly after two succsessful operations with Aker BP and the new alliance with Halliburton.

The response has been overwhelming. Several firms wish to buy Optime Subseas innovative products.

This increase in commissions came simultaneously with the deadline for applications -and the last covid-19-lockdown.

Thus the application deadline is postponed until April 30th.

Join us

-We Simplify Subsea

Find vacant positions here

https://optimesubsea.com/careers/

Companies will jointly commercialize and deploy subsea interventions and controls to improve safety and efficiency.

HOUSTON– March 7th, 2021– Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) and Optime Subsea today announced they formed a global strategic alliance to apply Optime’s innovative Remotely Operated Controls System (ROCS) to Halliburton’s completion landing string services.

The companies will also collaborate and offer

  • intervention and workover control system (IWOCS)
  • services leveraging Optime’s Subsea Controls and Intervention Light System (SCILS) technology, a new system that compliments Halliburton’s subsea intervention expertise.
Jan-Fredrik Carlsen with SCILS

Increased Operational Efficiencies

The alliance will provide umbilical-less operations and subsea controls for deepwater completions and interventions delivering increased operational efficiencies while minimizing safety risk through a smaller offshore footprint and lower cost.

Both companies will work to advance subsea technologies and Halliburton will offer Optime’s technologies as a service across its global portfolio.

“We are excited to work with Optime and leverage their technologies within our existing subsea and intervention solutions,”

Daniel Casale, Vice President of Testing and Subsea

“This alliance will provide operators with previously unavailable capabilities that can be mobilized quickly and reliably to reduce operational time, cost, and safety risk.”

Strong Mutual Alliances

“We believe that strong mutual alliances across the vertical supply chain drives continuous improvements needed in our industry.”

Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, CEO of Optime Subsea

“By solidifying this relationship with Halliburton and combining their well-established, reputable service and technology capabilities with Optime’s innovative controls and intervention technology,  more customers will have access to these cost-efficient subsea solutions.”

ROCS

Discover the System ROCS: Do you want to ROCS Subsea?


About Halliburton

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.

With approximately 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset.

Visit the company’s website at www.halliburton.com. Connect with Halliburton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

About Optime Subsea

Founded in 2015, Optime is an innovative and globally leading technological provider of subsea controls and intervention systems.

With its headquarter in Notodden, Norway, and international office in Houston, TX, USA, it is a fully integrated system and services provider with all of the capabilities to optimize subsea well interventions and completions operations.

Within this segment, their capabilities are delivering quick to market solutions, further reducing cost, size and improving operational efficiency – simplifying subsea.


Discover the System SCILS: SCILS and the Creation of a Unique Company Culture


For additional information, please reach out to the following:

For Halliburton  
Investors: Abu Zeya Halliburton, Investor Relations Investors@Halliburton.com 281-871-2633  
Media: William Fitzgerald Halliburton, External Affairs PR@Halliburton.com 713-876-0105  
For Optime Subsea
Investor relations Jan-Fredrik Carlsen Optime, Notodden, Norway jfc@optimesubsea.com +47 414 60 996  
Media relations Thor Lovland Optime, Houston, TX tal@optimesubsea.com +1 832 904 6842      

Optime’s subsea system, Remotely Operated Controls System (ROCS) has completed a successful subsea operation for Aker BP. The ROCS eliminates the umbilical during well completions.

This is not just a first system use, but also a first type of operation for the industry.

ROCS was deployed during a completions operation for a production well for Aker BP on the Ærfugl-field on the Norwegian Contintental Shelf in late February.

-This is a major achievement! Optime has developed ROCS over several years and from looking at the total work hours available internally, we have spent a significant share of resources on this development.

Together with Aker BP we have now achieved success on the first operation offshore. I believe that is a great accomplishment and the start of a major industry transition with this system.

Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, CEO at Optime Subsea

ROCS Simplifies Operations

Through ROCS, Optime is contributing to increased efficiency for the oil and gas industry in numerous ways. ROCS is remotely:

  • controlled topside,
  • using an advanced technological controls unit providing improved functionality,
  • without a large hydraulic system, including a costly and heavy umbilical.

We have now completed a successful operation on the Ærfugl-field using Optimes ROCS. The operation was planned in great details, allowing for a safe execution. Imbedded in Aker BP is the continous drive towards technology that permanently improves our subsea well operations.

ROCS is a good example of that, as it reduces HSE risk, optimizes operations and also reduces the overall cost for us, says Mads Rødsjø, head of Aker BP’s subsea well operations.


Read the amazing story behind the SCILS and the creation of a unique company culture


-Through the use of ROCS we have been able to move tonnes of actual equipment from the rig, as well as mechanical and hydraulic interfaces, into a simple and efficient software. This is truly digitalization, says Rødsjø.

Optime signed a frame agreement with Aker BP January of 2019. The agreement includes work on Aker BPs subsea systems for two years, with an additional 2 year extension.  

Aker BP and their competence as well as focus to leverage innovative technology, is fundamental to continous industry improvements. This reduces the environmental footprint, improves efficiency, increases safety, and reduces cost – we believe it will create a new industry norm,

Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, CEO at Optime Subsea

About Optime Subsea

Optime Subsea is based with its HQ on Notodden, Norway as well as office in Houston, Texas. Over the last years it has established itself as a leading specialist on subsea intervention and controls systems globally.


Come work with us: We´re hiring like never before – Right now, we have 5 vacant positions


ROCS Facts

When completing subsea wells, the tubing hanger is placed on top of the well head, as a seal towards the rest of the subsea well.

  • Normally this is controlled through a dedicated hydraulic umbilical which includes a large 20-30 feet control container. When running the umbilical, it is clamped to the tubing for increased stability.
  • ROCS replaces the operation by remotely controlling a controls unit towards the well head. This allows for safer, simpler and more efficient operations
  • ROCS is mobilized in a single basket and prepared and made up onshore, allowing it to be ready to run immediately offshore from a vessel or rig.

For additional information, please reach out to the following:

(Norwegian) Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, CEO Optime, cell: +47 414 60 996 , email: jfc@optimesubsea.com   

(International) Thor-Arne Lovland, CCO Optime, cell: +1 832 904 6842, email: tal@optimesubsea.com

The world’s largest pressure chambers were recently unveiled, when NUI opened its hyperbaric test centre on the 1st of September 2020. The pressure chambers, named Asterix and Obelix, feature a unique design combined with high functionality. Built by Optime Subsea, they are the largest in their class.

“Asterix and Obelix were a distinctive challenge as far as pressure chambers are concerned, because they are unique on both a Norwegian and international scale,” says Rolf Røssland, CEO of NUI AS.

A unique project

What made this project unique is first and foremost that both pressure tanks are amongst the world’s largest.

“The pressure chambers we have delivered to NUI are, as far as we understand, the biggest in their class globally. Obelix has an inner diameter of 1.8 metres and a maximum pressure of 700 bars, while Asterix has an inner diameter of 1.2 metres and a maximum pressure of 1000 bars. This corresponds to water depths of 7 000 and 10 000 metres, respectively,” explains Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, CEO of Optime Subsea.

Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, CEO of Optime Subsea

The size of these pressure chambers enables the testing of large machinery, which are to be sent down to extremely deep water. Both Carlsen and Røssland are happy about both the collaboration and the end result.

Rolf Røssland, CEO of NUI

“I am very pleased with the delivery from Optime Subsea. What characterises a good manufacturer is not just delivering a good end product, but also how they handle the challenges along the way. Optime has proven to be the right choice for us. All obstacles have been handled well by a professional team and the end product is absolutely in line with expectations,” says Røssland.

Each chamber weighs 140 tonnes and was built, tested, and certified for use at Optime Subsea in Notodden. Next, the pressure chambers were transported and then installed at NUI in Bergen. The project to complete and deliver the chambers was set at 35 million Norwegian Krones.

Testing machines that will operate in deep water

Both Asterix and Obelix have Optime Subsea’s unique design and technical solutions onboard. To date, the oil service company has delivered 12 pressure chambers, in different sizes and with different pressures, globally.

Pressure chambers are mostly used to test machines that are to be sent down into deep water. This is to ensure that they can withstand the ambient pressure at their particular water operating depth.

“Companies operating in subsea oil and gas are the primary customers for such systems. However, we have also delivered smaller pressure chambers to various institutions that will send machines into the sea for research purposes. In addition, we are actively developing solutions for other industries. For example, we see pressure processing of food and lumber as one of many exciting future opportunities,” adds Jan-Fredrik Carlsen.

Optime Subsea’s philosophy is to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions that will simplify a client’s operations. In recent years, Optime has worked hard to develop a broad expertise in pressure related technology, which will without a doubt benefit both existing and future customers.