KONGSBERG acquires Odfjell Consulting AS

Kongsberg Gruppen ASA has today acquired Odfjell Consulting AS, an entity within Odfjell Drilling AS.

Odfjell Consulting provides services in integrated rig and operations management technologies and consulting.  The products provide upstream operators and service companies with management support and tools towards optimized and integrated operations, including development and implementation.

Seated: Pål Helsing, President Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies and Bjørnar Iversen, EVP Odfjell Drilling Technology.Standing: Erik Glende, CEO Kongsberg Intellifield and Torbjørn Forthun, Managing Director Odfjell Consulting.
“The addition of Odfjell Consulting AS’s technologies and consulting adds strategy and operations management expertise to KONGSBERG’s products and services.  The combination will provide customers with complete services for their optimized upstream activities,” says Pål Helsing, President of Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS.

“This move allows Odfjell Consulting AS to continue our growth internationally and will offer our existing customers synergies with Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies,” says Torbjørn Forthun, Managing Director Odfjell Consulting.

Odfjell Consulting AS becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies. The company will remain based in Bergen, Norway and share premises with Odfjell Drilling AS.

For more information please contact:
Bjørnar Iversen, EVP Odfjell Drilling Technology, +47 932 40 417 

About Odfjell Consulting AS Odfjell Consulting is a leading provider of consulting and software for the upstream market, including regional and international operators, drilling and rig contractors. Software products include RigManager™, WellManager™, and PhoDoc™. Consulting services include integrated operations, performance measurement, development and implementation.

About Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG)
KONGSBERG is an international, knowledge-based group that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers engaged in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries. In 2009, KONGSBERG had a turnover of NOK 13.8 billion and 5 423 employees in more than 25 countries.

About Odfjell Drilling
Odfjell Drilling is a privately-owned international drilling, well service and engineering company with approximately 3,000 employees. The company has more than 35 years experience of drilling operations and has carried out operations in the North Sea and in most parts of the world.