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How it started

Suction anchors have been used in the offshore industry for more than a half a century to provide solid and secure mooring points in deeper waters. The conventional high load carrying capacity suction anchor has been further developed by Neodrill along with technology for top-hole well construction.

Over the last decade this method has been matured and repeatedly applied to eliminate the “weak link” in conventional well design, as the CAN provides a reliable well foundation in mitigating the risks of conductor bending and fatigue – even with today’s heavier BOP stacks. As the CAN Technology is a merger between marine and drilling technologies, smaller marine vessels can be used for the CAN installation and recovery.

Based on the first successful operations started in 2006, Neodrill has expanded its business to make the products available for rental from a number of major oil field hubs around the world.

Neodrill's products are backed by highly qualified engineering expertise with extensive experience in field operations. This foundation helps make our products reliable and ensures seamless integration with your workflow to provide you with the highest possible return. External companies and research institutes are used to document our quality and produce test results.

The Neodrill team

Jostein Aleksandersen

Chief Executive Officer

Biography

Jostein holds an MSc degree in in Mechanical Engineering and a Doctorate Degree in Petroleum Engineering. He has spent more than 30 years in the oil business, and held positions as Project Engineer to CEO.

Harald Strand

Chief Technology Officer

Biography

Harald Strand holds aa MSC degree in Petroleum Engineering and has spent more than 40 years in the oil business, and held positions as Drilling Engineer to Drilling Manager. Harald have served as SPE Europe ‘’Distinguished Lecturer”.
During the last 20 years, his main professional interest has been related to Top-hole Well Design, which is the key to lower drilling cost and increased well safety. For this reason he established NeoDrill AS in 2000, which since its creation has provided innovative top-hole engineering, design, construction and pre-installation of well foundations and conductors.

Wolfgang Mathis

Chief Operating Officer

Biography

Wolfgang holds a MSc and PhD in Drilling Engineering. He has spent more than 20 years in different engineering positions. He has 14 years of international work experience and has held several leading positions related to development, testing and implementation of products relating to drilling engineering.

Eirik Maaland

Chief Financial Officer

Biography

Eirik holds a BE degree in Business Administration and has spent more than 30 years working in the oil business.
He has worked most of his career within business development and management in oil service related companies.

Trine Lise Bjørvik

Business Devleopment Manager

Biography

Trine holds a BSc in Chemistry, a BSc in Petroleum Engineering and an Executive MBA from NHH, and has spent more than 25 years in oil business. Trine has held positions as Offshore Installation Manager, Operations Manager, VP HSE, Asset Manager, and VP HSEQ.

Jone Alsvik

Project Manager

Biography

Jone holds a BSc in Marine Technology and has worked in the oil business for more than 10 years. His experience include topside modifications, marine operations, and offshore constructions.

Lene Vesterholm

Senior Drilling Engineer

Biography

Lene holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering and has 23 years of experience with service companies and major Oil & Gas Operators within full life cycle of drilling & well operations. She started her career in Denmark on jack-ups in rotation drilling engineer/ drilling supervisor. Moved to Norway in 2005 for an onshore position utilizing her hands-on experience combined with theoretical background. Progressed into subsea and have worked as lead drilling engineer for exploration wells and developments from concept to final well reporting.

Ole Kristian Holen

Senior Structural Engineer

Biography

Ole Kristian holds an MSc in Mechanical and Offshore Engineering. His key qualifications include structural engineering, project management, technical and fabrication manager.