From 29 August to 1 September, Optime Subsea will participate at the ONS conference in Stavanger, Norway. 

ONS (short for Offshore Northerns Seas), is a biennial event which started in 1974, and today is a key meeting place for the energy industry.

Continuously developing, ONS represents a series of activities around the world, and assembles high-profile decision-makers as well as global influencers who are engaged in the world’s energy discussions.

During the ONS event, more than 65 000 visitors from around 100 countries gather in Stavanger. Optime Subsea will participate at the event, proudly displaying our Downhole Safety Control Module (DHSCM) in hall 7, stand no. 7255. 

We will also introduce you to our Remotely Operated Controls Systems (ROCS) and our latest invention, the Subsea Controls & Intervention Light System (SCILS).

Want to meet up during ONS 2022?

Contact: post@optimesubsea.com and we’ll be in touch.

See you in Stavanger!

Erlend is now working as a full-time project engineer at Optime Subsea. He started his career at Optime Subsea during his studies at USN Kongsberg. Erlend studied Systems Engineering, specialized in Software. The young engineer has already been a key contributor to the development of the mSHPU, SCILS and ROCS products. He has lent his talent over the whole stack, from driver-development, through controls-engineering, and to the top layer of human machine interface.

I was wrong.

– In 2011 I was offered to play for NFK – Notodden Fotball Club. I lived in Trondheim, one of Norway`s biggest cities and I saw myself as a city boy. I hesitated and was slightly negative when I moved to Notodden. My opinion of this small town was that there was nothing to do. My initial plan was, therefore, to return to Trondheim, Trøndelag.

Can you tell us what made you change your mind?

– After a while I realized that Notodden had the whole package. The city is surrounded by astonishing nature and had a lot of activities. Notodden is simply an idyllic place to live with its good reach to more central areas like Drammen, Oslo, Skien and Porsgrunn. Since my partner is from Notodden and I now work at Optime Subsea, I find my life here enjoyable.

As you enter the door at Optime, you get the opportunity to set your mark.

Erlend

Why did you want to work at Optime Subsea?

– When I got hired as a software engineer, Optime was smaller than today. I immediately experienced the Optime spirit, drive and commitment that has brought us to where we are today. My ambitions were heard and acknowledged from the first day, and I was given room for creativity. Optime is intentional when hiring, and it is all about finding just the right people. In this way Optime takes care of the culture, that which contributes to the success of the company. With Optime, you have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to its further development. 

Freedom and creativity

– In my role as a software engineer at Optime I work closely with other people and disciplines. From start to finish, you gain essential knowledge as a participating part in different projects. It is the opportunity to develop myself and the company that keeps me thriving. Optime does not put you in chains, but instead gives you flexibility and freedom.

  • Optime Subsea`s 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.

As a Software Engineer, you might have prejudiced thoughts of the industry

The oil – and gas industry is not known for being a forward – leaning industry within software.

In Optime we want to be innovative in everything we do. Our slogan “We simplify subsea” permeates everything we work with, and together as a company we strive to break limits continuously. It is evident in our projects like ROCS and SCILS where this is demonstrated. Both projects that needed electronics, and software knowledge to make the control system.

If you are a software engineer and thinking about working at Optime – I have one advice; leave an application!

Optime are innovators in the industry, and I can guarantee you will find this journey an enriching one to be a part of.

Erlend

Exciting Projects as a Software Engineer

– NUI was exciting because it was my first project. The responsibility I was given from the beginning made me have to trust myself and believe in my decisions. These projects leave you with experience and pride. By taking part in processes like these and working through them from start to finish, you gain an understanding of planning, execution, and the context.  

ROCS is high-level innovation within oil and gas. I got to be a part of this project from start to finish. Out on operation, it was amazing to see the result of every hour and day of work.

Using the new technology was a real success!

Your attitude is important!

– The only thing I look for when hiring is attitude. For us, this means being eager to learn and not shying away from responsibility.

Optime will further innovate the industry with its disruptive technology. If we are to innovate the industry and maintain the pressure with new ideas, we also have to innovate ourselves – become better. It is a prerequisite that we hire different types of people; To ensure diversity and good questions.

Are we too similar, then we will not be innovative enough.

Erlend

Erlend – Outside Optime

– I am very fond of staying active. Before covid hit, I played football, as well as skiing. I am always active, no matter what the season is. Having moved to Notodden, we now have access to a lot of great opportunities and offers throughout the year.

– The fact that Optime able to dissuade me of moving back makes my partner very happy. As am I to this day. And as a father I am not interested to live anywhere else but right here. We are very happy, and we are looking forward to establishing at Notodden.

Optime became the anchorage for Notodden and the reason why we have established ourselves here.

Erlend

«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