Bridging the gap
from ideas to solutions.

Prores is a company built on knowledge, domain expertise, and creativity.

Our story

2024
Restructured advisory, SW-dev & cloud platform
2023
JIP with Equinor (First sale to US major)
2022
Migration of all software development to Cloud Native
2021
WellGuard and Wellstarter stablihed for well test & pilots
2020
PIA as a mobile app
2019
At-the-Bit® awarded Demo 2000 funding
PIA awarded best production improvement
2018
Well Intercept AS established
2017
Re-establish consultancy business within production, reservoir & digitalization
2015
P&A and production tech-company start-ups Wellguard AS and Wellstarter AS
2014
Prores AS – Acquisition by group of employees. Moving from consultancy to technology focus.
2013
Coal bed methane pilot project and drilling of 5 exploration wells delivered to Donetsksteel, Ukraine
2012
Field development plan for the offshore gas field Tapti Daman delivered to ONGC, India
2011
Digital operations centre for the onshore oilfield Burgan delivered to KOC, Kuwait
2009
Weatherford Petroleum Consultants AS – Buyout by Weatherford
2007
Sendra special core analysis software acquired from IRIS
2005
Reslab Integration AS established in joint venture with Reservoir Laboratories AS

Meet our team

Ola is CEO with particular focus on management, business development and financial control. Ola was the company’s CFO when it was owned by Weatherford and CEO after the management buyout in 2014. Ola likes skiing and mountain hikes.
Ola Næverdal

CEO

Ola is CEO with particular focus on management, business development and financial control. Ola was the company’s CFO when it was owned by Weatherford and CEO after the management buyout in 2014. Ola likes skiing and mountain hikes.

Rolf is software developer and reservoir engineer with experience several projects on Norwegian shelf and internationally. He is curious to explore and challenge the way industry understands subsurface behavior and aims to narrow uncertainties in decision processes and reservoir management. He is an avid fisher in his boat every weekend.
Rolf Myhr

BDM Software

Rolf is software developer and reservoir engineer with experience several projects on Norwegian shelf and internationally. He is curious to explore and challenge the way industry understands subsurface behavior and aims to narrow uncertainties in decision processes and reservoir management. He is an avid fisher in his boat every weekend.

Jean-Christophe likes to use analytical approaches to make things easier both internally and for our customers. He holds an engineering degree in fluid mechanics and energetics from the university of Lyon. His career is focused in oil and gas, both within research and operations. He loves to visit the steep mountains on the Norwegian coast in all seasons.
Jean-Christophe Barbier

Senior Production Engineer

Jean-Christophe likes to use analytical approaches to make things easier both internally and for our customers. He holds an engineering degree in fluid mechanics and energetics from the university of Lyon. His career is focused in oil and gas, both within research and operations. He loves to visit the steep mountains on the Norwegian coast in all seasons.

Akbar is a senior reservoir engineer with a strong background in petrophysics and rock physics. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Master's degree in Petroleum Geoscience. Akbar has accumulated extensive work experience in the oil and gas industry across Indonesia, Croatia, Hungary, and Norway. He is passionate about writing technical papers and enjoys fishing and playing badminton. Engage with him to discuss his favorite topics: rock typing, permeability prediction, and naturally fractured reservoirs.
Muhammad Nur Ali Akbar

Senior Reservoir Engineer

Akbar is a senior reservoir engineer with a strong background in petrophysics and rock physics. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Master's degree in Petroleum Geoscience. Akbar has accumulated extensive work experience in the oil and gas industry across Indonesia, Croatia, Hungary, and Norway. He is passionate about writing technical papers and enjoys fishing and playing badminton. Engage with him to discuss his favorite topics: rock typing, permeability prediction, and naturally fractured reservoirs.

Erik is our VP for petroleum technology. His contagious optimism drives the team to innovate and always deliver. While he has held several managing positions within Equinor, Sintef and Weatherford, he really likes doing engineering work and shaping smart solutions. Say “Hyvää huomenta” and ask him about boats if you happen to meet him.
Erik Nakken

Chairman & Founder

Erik is our VP for petroleum technology. His contagious optimism drives the team to innovate and always deliver. While he has held several managing positions within Equinor, Sintef and Weatherford, he really likes doing engineering work and shaping smart solutions. Say “Hyvää huomenta” and ask him about boats if you happen to meet him.

Frank is a software architect with long experience from the enterprise search domain. He has a passion for new technology and innovation, as well as solving problems for customers. When he isn't coding, he is probably either in his boat, running or brewing an IPA.
Frank Gynnild

Software Architect

Frank is a software architect with long experience from the enterprise search domain. He has a passion for new technology and innovation, as well as solving problems for customers. When he isn't coding, he is probably either in his boat, running or brewing an IPA.

Kurdistan has a PhD in Petroleum Geology with focus on digitalization and application of artificial intelligence in reservoir characterization. Moreover, she has several years of work experience within digital rock analysis, pore scale modeling and image analysis techniques. In Prores, she works as a data scientist contributing to the development projects.
Kurdistan Chawshin

Chief Petroleum Data Scientist

Kurdistan has a PhD in Petroleum Geology with focus on digitalization and application of artificial intelligence in reservoir characterization. Moreover, she has several years of work experience within digital rock analysis, pore scale modeling and image analysis techniques. In Prores, she works as a data scientist contributing to the development projects.

Sina holds a master's degree in Data Science and a background in Petroleum Reservoirs Engineering. As the Data Architect at our company, he specializes in database design, data connectors, and occasionally delves into ML/DL projects. When he's not immersed in coding or database work, you'll likely find him exploring the scenic landscapes of Norway by his bike.
Sina Ainesazi Dovom

Data Architect

Sina holds a master's degree in Data Science and a background in Petroleum Reservoirs Engineering. As the Data Architect at our company, he specializes in database design, data connectors, and occasionally delves into ML/DL projects. When he's not immersed in coding or database work, you'll likely find him exploring the scenic landscapes of Norway by his bike.

Olena is our product owner with an extensive experience in petrophysics. She has a strong geological background and integration skills. Olena was working in one of the biggest well-logging service company in Ukraine and was experienced with various geological environments and technical operations at a well site. She is a believer in the power of cross-disciplinary innovation, and she likes blending the best practices from various fields to create the most effective solutions
Olena Tunik

Sendra Product Owner

Olena is our product owner with an extensive experience in petrophysics. She has a strong geological background and integration skills. Olena was working in one of the biggest well-logging service company in Ukraine and was experienced with various geological environments and technical operations at a well site. She is a believer in the power of cross-disciplinary innovation, and she likes blending the best practices from various fields to create the most effective solutions

Edvard is the chief operating officer and often the first contact person related to new customers for Prores. He has been in the E&P business for more than 25 years. The main topic of interest in oil & gas engineering is production optimization. Edvard joined Prores in 2019 after a 5 years period in a E&P company. He loves the long winter in Trondheim and the unique skiing possibilities
Edvard Haanæs

COO

Edvard is the chief operating officer and often the first contact person related to new customers for Prores. He has been in the E&P business for more than 25 years. The main topic of interest in oil & gas engineering is production optimization. Edvard joined Prores in 2019 after a 5 years period in a E&P company. He loves the long winter in Trondheim and the unique skiing possibilities

Fredrik is a staff engineer and the Sendra Product Owner in Prores. When he is not helping our customers with Sendra, he is contributing to development projects in Prores. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from NTNU and joined the Prores team after university. Fredrik is an avid audiobook consumer and claims to know more than three chords on the guitar.
Fredrik Vilhelmsen

Senior Engineer

Fredrik is a staff engineer and the Sendra Product Owner in Prores. When he is not helping our customers with Sendra, he is contributing to development projects in Prores. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from NTNU and joined the Prores team after university. Fredrik is an avid audiobook consumer and claims to know more than three chords on the guitar.

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