The people behind the technology

At Solution Seeker, we come to work every day because we want to figure out how to turn data into value.

People

  • Vidar is CEO and co-founder. He previously managed the short-term production optimization project at the Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry. Vidar holds a PhD from Engineering Cybernetics NTNU.

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  • Sheri is responsible for business development and strategy. She has previous experience as a management consultant at Arkwright. She holds a MSc from Industrial Economics NTNU with specialization in optimization.

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  • Anders is responsible for the technical development at Solution Seeker. He holds a MSc from Engineering Cybernetics NTNU with specialization in optimization.

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  • Bjørn-Erik Dale

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    Bjørn-Erik is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, with particular focus on strategic partnerships and corporate development. He has over ten years’ experience as strategic and financial advisor to leading international oilfield service and technology companies within advanced software and sensors, and control-, production- and intervention systems for increased oil production. He previously served as Managing Partner at Arkwright and holds an MSc from Industrial Economics NTNU specialized in computer science, optimization and mathematical finance.

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  • Bjarne Foss

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    Bjarne is co-founder and board member at Solution Seeker, and advises on technical development and strategy. As professor at NTNU Cybernetics he holds extensive knowledge on control and optimization theory.

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  • Vidar is responsible for following up and developing the pilot customers. He has experience as management consultant at McKinsey&Company. Vidar holds a MSc from Industrial Economics NTNU, specialized in optimization.

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  • Bjarne is responsible for modeling and state estimation. He has previous experience as a Senior Engineer at FMC Technologies and holds a PhD from NTNU Cybernetics on the topic of optimization.

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  • Stine is responsible for well test design and data analysis at Solution Seeker. She holds a MSc from Industrial Economics NTNU with specialization in optimization.

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  • Anders Aune

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    Anders is board member and advisor on business development and strategy. He has broad experience in managing tech startups, and has been project manager of more than 80 commercialization projects in his time at NTNU TTO.

  • Inge Sandstad Skrondal

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    Inge is responsible for data and parameter uncertainty assessment. He has two years experience from ConocoPhillips data analytics. He holds a MSc from Mathematics at UiO.

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  • Anders works on GPU computing, databases and software performance optimization at Solution Seeker. He holds a MSc. in Computer Science from NTNU.

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  • Ole Jørgen is a full-stack developer and works on data processing, machine learning and general software development at Solution Seeker. He holds a BSc in computer science from NTNU.

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  • Arild Nystad

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    As former resource director in OD, Arild has a large international network within the oil and gas industry. He is Solution Seeker’s main advisor on industry relations.

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  • Ole Johnny Borgersen

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  • Hanne Gjerstad Folde

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    Hanne works with data analysis. She holds a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from NTNU, with specialization in production and additional courses in computer science.

Solution Seeker background

Solution Seeker is a spin-off company that originates from the Center for Integrated Operations (IO Center) at NTNU. Our technology results from an 8-year collaborative research project between NTNU, SINTEF and numerous industry partners. The methodologies we use are based on solid theoretical foundations as well as an intimate understanding of the oil industry’s challenges in daily production optimization.