For over a decade, Optime has been the driver in moving hydraulic energy and control from topside to the seabed. This technology is also proving beneficial for All-Electric fields, where certain valve functions may require hydraulic control. Equinor have selected Optimes Hydraulic Pump for its future All-Electric initiative.

All-Electric solutions are attractive in subsea systems for enabling cost effective and standardised field developments. In traditional systems, hydraulic valves and equipment on the seabed is supplied and controlled from topside via hydraulic piping over long umbilicals. All-Electric fields may eliminate most of these hydraulic elements as well as related cost and risk by actuating all the valves and controls electrically. The last remaining valve to be operated by hydraulics is the Surface Controlled Subsurface Safety Valve (“SCSSV”). This is where Optime’s subsea hydraulic pump (“sHPU”) is providing local hydraulic power and control subea, and as such succesfully enabling the Operators to implement their new All-Electric technology.

“We have worked with Equinor on identifying the most optimized technical and commercial solution for its All- Electric subsea production systems for a while. By leveraging our experience in subsea hydraulic pump technologies, we now have a single unit pump, with redundant pistons and electronics that only requires almost the same amont of power as a lightbulb. This sHPU will contribute to optimizing project implementation cost to assist future operators drive to more electric and potential unmanned subsea production fields”.

Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, CEO Optime Subsea

The implementation of an All-Electric water depth independent system is a big step towards cost effective subsea solutions for the future. It allows for digitalization to increase control, maintenance, and source all the power from cleaner resources. While it is the intent to have all electrical controls and equipment, Equinor has selected Optime to provide this very small, low-cost and robust sHPU to drive all of its SCSSV valves where electric controls is not preferred. Eliminating the hydraulics in the host umbilical will enable new opportunities in field development, as well as making smaller fields safer, greener and financially attractive.

“Last year we delivered the subsea electric power and distribution control module for ABB with its partners in Equinor, Total and Chevron. Now, we are providing the sHPU for Equinor – both developments being All-Electric driven. Continuing this path, but with a significantly greater value directed at operators’ mature field and their cost reducing efforts, is our completed fully autonomous subsea battery and software controls system. The subsea industry is continously in the forefront technically and for future innovative, cheap and environmentally friendly solutions – we believe to be positioned as a preferred partner”

Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, CEO Optime Subsea
CTO Tor Øystein Carlsen is pleased to provide innovative technology, now to Equinor

For further information, please contact:

(Norwegian) Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, CEO Optime, tel: +47 414 60 996 , email:
(International) Thor-Arne Lovland, CCO Optime, tel: +1 832 904 6842, email:

PositionLocationsApplication deadline
Senior Project ManagerNotodden, Norway14.8.2020
Job typeWorking hoursContact
PermanentFull-timeBente Dysthe + 47 970 20 254

Optime Subsea AS is a global industry expert on subsea well access and subsea control systems. We focus on standardized as well as innovative products and systems developments, creating long term relations with our customers. We maintain a vertically integrated portfolio with expertise offering subsea development, design, engineering and analysis, a wide range of subsea products / systems and modular hyperbaric testing vessels, as well as unlimited workshop testing and maintenance services.

We are currently in search for a Senior Project Manager. Becoming a Senior Project Manager within Optime Subsea means you will be responsible for the planning and successful delivery of projects to our international customers. You will be responsible for leading a highly skilled and multi-disciplinary team. A strong focus on collaboration, structure and determination will be crucial for success in the job. As a Senior Project Manager, it is important that you have good communication skills verbally and in writing. Working at Optime, you will need to be able to lead by example and perform day to day activities required to stay on plan and maintain a satisfied customer throughout the project.

About You

Highly organized with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will see opportunity where others see obstacles and be energized by working in an ambiguous environment where things are not always clear. You will need experience in planning tools and customer-oriented focus.

Your mission

The Senior Project Manager will drive the delivery of Engineering, Procurement and Construction projects for clients on time and within budget by planning, organizing, and managing critical resources and competence.

Key Requirements

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in management, business, or related field
  • Significant experience in project management from the Oil & Gas business branch is mandatory
  • Proven track record of delivering and managing high value multi-faceted projects in demanding client facing environments, across multiple sectors
  •  Experienced in project planning tools, as well as financial budgeting and reporting
  • Good communication skills in Norwegian and English, both orally and in writing

Key Personal Qualities

  • Reliable and with sustainable energy, bringing enthusiasm and inspiration as you turn a plan into a process.
  • Dependable under pressure, remain results focused and be resolute in delivering client projects on time and within budget.
  • Highly organized, analytical and ability to motivate and manage others
  • Strong sense of responsibility. Sets goals and manages priorities; can be relied upon to deliver on what is planned.
  • Ability to carry out multiple tasks or projects while being adaptable and responsive to change.

If you want to work with an extraordinary team challenged to simplify subsea – we want to hear from you!

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