Our Core Team

Expertise within verification and inspection services makes VTC Offshore one of Norway’s most exciting companies working within this field. VTC has high focus on verification development and total inspection solutions. A highly motivated and experienced staff gives optimized planning and execution of excellent quality for verification projects. 

Mr. Olsen holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering, maintenance and safety from the University in Bergen and University College of Southeast Norway, and has 30 years experience from the oil and gas industry. He has previously held key leading positions within Seadrill (Smedvig) and Statoil (Hydro). Mr. Olsen began working with VTC Offshore in 2010.

M: +47 915 18 570 

Mr. Christian Svensson has 18 years experience from the Oil and Gas Industry, he has his education from Bergen Technical College (automation systems), and is a certified electrician. Christian has worked offshore for 12 years and held onshore positions as Commissioning Engineer in Aker Solutions and Senior Electrical/ Instrumentation Engineer in Archer. Christian started working for VTC Offshore in 2012 and specialises in Electrical/ Safety Systems verifications and projects.(Certified Quality Lead Auditor)

M: +47 932 22 073

Senior Subsea Advisor

Mr. Meling is a Mechanical and drilling engineer specialized on drilling equipment with focus on Well Control Equipment (BOP’s and control systems). He has been working in the oil industry since 1979 and has been employed by one of the major oil companies in Norway since 1980, locally and worldwide. Problem solving on a daily basis, inspection of drilling rigs and platforms, specify equipment, general advisory related to well control equipment, revising internal and external documents.

Mr. Flakke has over 30 years’ experience from the oil and gas industry. He has held various managing positions within: Platform Management, Rig Move, Marine Operations, Operational Management and Management Systems. Some of the projects in his track record are: Aker Drilling H6 – OIM / SM, QHSE Supv. Draugen (Shell), QHSE Manager – West Navigator. Mr. Flakke joined VTC Offshore in 2015.

Svein Erik Eide

Senior Advisor

Svein Erik holds a Master of Science in Petroleum Technology. His work experience covers more than 30 years from all types of drilling and well operations, both domestic and international. He has managed and been responsible of operations from Condeep type platforms, Jackets, Jack up drilling units and Semi Submersibles.

Jørn Toverud

Senior Advisor

Svein Erik holds a bachelor degree, nautical line, from Maritime college. His work experience covers more than 30 years from all types of drilling rigs. He has the last 10 years served as OIM/ platform manager on Transocean Spitsbergen (ex. Aker Spitsbergen). Jørn has also been responsible as training in module 9 and 10 (Marine Operations and rules and requirements and rig maneuvering) in platform manager course, in Simsea In Haugesund.

Special Drilling Advisor

Mr. Storebø has over 30 years’ experience from the oil and gas industry. He has extensive experience from drilling and well in Statoil and Smedvig both onshore and offshore. He has held various positions within Statoil, Technical responsible, Project engineer, Project manager for New Build projects, Rig intake and MODU project.

Svein Løvaas

Senior Maintenance Advisor

34 years of experience from on/offshore, whereof last 5 years as Maintenance Manager for all Odfjell Drilling's operations. Total experience from offshore includes 3 years as engine-/control-operator on semis, 5 years as rig mechanic on fixed installation. Onshore experience is 4 years as Safety Manager in ODCC, 5 years as Maintenance Supervisor-onshore and 17 years as Maintenance Manager onshore.

Senior Drilling Advisor

Mr. Vonheim has 30 years of experience from the oil and gas industry and he holds a Master of Science in chemistry technique from the University in Trondheim (NTNU). Extensive experience from drilling and well in Statoil, onshore and offshore, within research, Drilling Engineer, Drilling Supervisor, Operational Advisor and 9 years as drilling Superintendent.

M: +47 48 187 731

Mr. Reigstad holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA. Based on education from abroad; granted the title of “Civil Engineer” from the University of  Trondheim, Norway. Mr. Reigstad has about 26 year’  experience from Norsk Hydro Oil & Gas and other oil and gas related companies Mr. Reigstad joined VTC Offshore in 2011.

Mr. Hjertås, has 40 years’ experience in drilling and offshore services he holds a Master of Science in Naval Architecture from Rheinisch Westphälishe Technische Hochschule (Technical University), Aachen, Germany. He has previously held various leading positions within Odfjell Drilling and Seadrill, Mr. Hjertås began working with VTC Offshore in 2012.

M: +47 977 11 290


Dagfinn Føllesdal

Logistics Manager

Mr. Dagfinn Føllesdal. Logistics Manager. He has worked in the offshore industry for 40 years and had key position in logistic in Odfjell Drilling, Smedvig Drilling, Seadrill and North Atlantic Drilling. Mr. Dagfinn Føllesdal has extensive experience with IFS and other computer software for logistics. Dagfinn started working for VTC Offshore in 2015.

Johannes Haukebøe

Leader HSE

Mr. Haukebøe has studied at Narvik Technical College – Mechanical Engineering, Stavanger Maritime School, Drilling Engineering. He has previously held key positions within Statoil and from 2007 as HSE leader for Kvitebjørn, Visund, From 2011 as HSE Leader for Modifications, Operation and Maintenance until November 2014. Mr. Haukebøe began working with VTC Offshore in 2015.

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