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Management team

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Experts in engineering, commercialization of new technology, marketing, economics / finance and project management.

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Ian Silvester

​Ian joined Reelwell in early 2018. He has 23 years of international experience in the Drilling Segments of Schlumberger. With prior key roles in operations, maintenance, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain, he brings extensive knowledge of drilling technology challenges and needs.

Ian has a Masters in Electronic & Electrical Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer & Fellow of the IET UK.  He is based in Houston, TX, USA

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Einar G. Christensen

Einar joined Reelwell in 2010 with more than 25 years experience in the oil service industry. His roles with companies such as Schlumberger, Transocean, T.D. Williamson and Bristow have taken him globally, working in the Middle East, Russia, North America and Europe. Einar has an MBA from Arizona State University.

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Ola M. Vestavik
VP DualPipe/RDM & Geothermal

Ola founded Reelwell AS in 2004 and serves as the focal point for the DualPipe technologies, including the Reelwell Drilling Method [RDM] and our steerable liner drilling project. Ola is the R&D manager for the Geothermal technology development.

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Rune Sørhus
VP Product Development

With over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Rune has extensive experience in supporting the growth of new technologies. His expertise lies within the development and production of upstream monitoring and measurement technology, as well as with software applications related to oil and gas production, measurement, and optimization. 

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Ronald Maclean
VP Business Development & Operations

Ronald brings 30 years of experience in the oil industry. From field operational and supervisory roles in drilling and well-operations offshore to more recently managing key accounts and contracts for major service companies. He has previously worked for Weatherford, National Oilwell Varco, Baker Hughes, and Expro – supporting major operators in Norway and Europe.

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Tage Thorkildsen
VP Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Tage brings almost 20 years of experience in the oil industry, From early field experience in drilling to working for a variety of service companies in completion technology with specialized focus in Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain. His strengths reside in his many years of supply chain management, project management, and product development, coupled with his astute oversight and augmentation of manufacturing capabilities.

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