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The Ocean Installer Board of directors is comprised of people with comprehensive knowledge of and experience from the oil and gas sector.
  • Ottar Rekdal, Chairman

    Rekdal has extensive experience from the petroleum sector, having spent 36 years with Statoil, holding positions as Vice President of Technology & Projects, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President of Natural Gas and Supply, Senior Vice President of International Exploration & Production, West Africa, Senior Vice President of International Gas & Power, Senior Vice President for Europe and North Africa and Senior Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa in the business area of Development and Production International (DPI). Rekdal is currently serving as Chairman of Gassco.
  • Tor Espedal, Non-executive Director

    Espedal, Senior Partner in HitecVision since 2010, has more than 23 years of experience from the international oil and gas industry. In addition to having served as Vice President of Subsea 7’s activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, he has worked a number of years in Statoil and has broad experience in the area of international Exploration & Production strategy.
  • Ola Sætre, Non-executive Director

    Sætre has 35 years of experience from the petroleum industry, and is a co-founder of HitecVision and its predecessor Hitec. He was Executive Vice President at Hitec, and has previously held executive-level positions in corporate management, marketing, operations, manufacturing and project management. In these capacities Sætre was involved in numerous negotiations and was responsible for the acquisition of licensed technologies. Sætre is a qualified engineer. He has an extensive industry network and a deep industry knowledge.
  • Tom Huuse, Non-executive Director

    Tom Huuse, Regional Leader, Nordic Region, GE Oil & Gas