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Our Team

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. 

Geir Gorm Olsen


Geir 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.

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Christian Svensson


Project Manager

Christian  has 20 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 specializes in Electrical/ Safety Systems verification's and projects.(Certified Quality Lead Auditor)

M: +47 932 22 073 -

Per Inge Flakke


Offshore Installation Manager

Per Inge 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.

M: +47 901 89 616 -

Henry Meling


Senior Subsea Advisor

Henry 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.

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

Arnulf Storebø


Special Drilling Advisor

Arnulf 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

Jørn Toverud


Senior Advisor

Jørn 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

Asbjørn Vonheim


Senior  Drilling Advisor

Asbjørn 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.

Arvid Langøy


Senior Surveyor

Arvid works for VTC Offshore as surveyor within the areas E&I, Maintenance and Drilling Systems.
Numerous projects, in addition to extensive experience from operation, maintenance, modification and installation of electrical and control systems for installations in the North Sea/shipping.

Pål Erik Vang

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Senior Advisor

Pål Erik has got extensive experience from key technical positions in the oil and gas business, such as Project Manager, Commissioning Manager, Hull Manager and Technical Section Leader.
Experience span from early phase studies to operation of mobile newbuilds. Have supported several newbuilds during construction in Asia/ Norway, and followed up the Operation Preparations processes when entering the NCS.
Also a strong hands-on knowledge from positions as Chief & Mechanical engineer on Semi-submersibles, Jack-ups, RLWI, AHTS, MPSV and Fishing vessels.
STCW Certified Chief Engineer, and professional certificate as Mechanic. 

Ole Jakob Eide


Fire & Safety Engineer

Ole Jacob Eide has more than 30 years experience as a fire & safety engineer both from offshore (drilling, and production) and land based activities. He is specialised within all kind of fixed fire fighting systems. Offshore experience from all kind of modification Projects, basically at Norsk Hydro and Statoil Production and drilling installations. He also has experience from HAZOP-studies and other similar operational risk analysis.

Svein Løvås


Senior Maintenance Advisor

Svein has more than 35 years of experience from on/offshore, whereof last 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.

Geir Reigstad

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Senior Electrical Engineer

Geir 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.

Øystein Ragnes

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Senior  Advisor

Øystein has been Project Director for the North Sea Rigs as rig construction program for the last 7 years, following the successful delivery of Deepsea Yantai. Prior to that, 38 years’ experience from the oil & gas Industry, of which 20 years in corporate management with business development in Kværner and Grenland Group of large scale EPCI projects (FPSO) and 10 years with design and operations of semi-submersibles and jack-ups. Relevant companies like Stena Drilling and Moss Maritime (Dyvi Offshore), Project Manager for COSL Drilling Europe project; “COSL Promoter” yard stay in Norway, preparing for operations for Statoil. More than 13 years’ experience from working with Chinese yards and engineering companies.

Steinar Gjesteby

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Senior Advisor

Steinar has worked in the oil and gas industry from 1990.

He has experience, both onshore and offshore, with project management, drilling unit design, construction, maintains work on offshore platforms and drilling operations.

He has been department manager for RDS Norway (KCAD engineering department) with responsibility for all projects. He has been electrical contractor in Transocean Drilling and Procon Drilling Services with responsibility for electrical systems in drilling area on GFA, B, C, Snorre, Valhall, Heidrun and Troll A.

Rune Berge Vik


Senior QHSE Advisor

Rune has got 40 years’ experience in the Petroleum Industry (Drilling & Wells) as a HSSE/ QHSE Advisor, drilling supervisor, drilling engineer, leader, entrepreneur and performance improvement advisor. Considerable strength and expertise in Continuous Improvement processes and systems.                                                                                                                      

His field of expertise includes development of management systems, process improvements, business development, regulatory requirements, risk assessments and audits. Long experience from leading and implementing strategic projects and initiatives for global companies.

Extensive experience from design, development and establishment of quality management systems (ISO 9001), and implementation of continuous improvement projects, as well as intake and preparation of fixed and mobile drilling units for operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Morgan Tønnesen

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Technical Advisor/Manager

Morgan has near 30 years of working experience within the oil/gas/drilling/shipping industry. On/offshore operations and projects worldwide for oil company, drilling contractors, drilling equipment vendor and oil/gas/passenger ships.

Steinar Løvaas

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Senior HSE advisor

Steinar has over 40 years of experience from Norsk Hydro, Statoil and Equinor.

He has led many investigations, around 100 different cases, including 4 fatal accidents. During his time at Hydro, he conducted many management courses, especially within safety leadership. He conducted more than 500 training sessions for over 5000 participants. Focus on risk identification, risk management and own improvement.

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