Norwegian company profiles

ABB Marine is a global technology partner to the offshore and marine industries. Over the past two decades, the company has delivered electric power, propulsion, automation, and positioning systems to more than 250 advanced offshore vessels, drilling rigs, FPSOs, shuttle tankers, and supply vessels.

ABB Marine

ABB Marine is a global technology partner to the offshore and marine industries. Over the past two decades, the company has delivered electric power, propulsion, automation, and positioning systems to more than 250 advanced offshore vessels, drilling rigs, FPSOs, shuttle tankers, and supply vessels. The company offers total integration and focuses on the overall vessel concept and integration between the different systems. It can supply solutions offering advantages in terms of operational performance and reliability, energy consumption, and safety.

Boa Offshore

Boa Offshore owns and operates a large fleet comprising anchorhandling tug supply vessels and a multi-purpose vessel. The company has a fleet of flat top and semisubmersible barges ranging from 970 dwt to 30,000 dwt, and specializes in sea transportation of heavy structures, drydocking of rigs by means of barges, and decommissioning projects. It has an engineering department with extensive experience in cost-effective offshore solutions.


ClampOn is a leading global supplier of topside and subsea, non-invasive ultrasonic, intelligent sensors for particle, pig, and corrosion/erosion monitoring. Applications include solids control needed for safe and continuous production optimization/monitoring, well testing, frac flowback measurement, clean-up operations, under-balanced drilling, sand management, pig detection, and condition monitoring. Subsea systems can be supplied in a retrofit version, and both funnel and sensor can be mounted by ROV. The company has delivered over 1,800 systems to the oil and gas industry worldwide.

Ocean Rig

Ocean Rig is an Oslo-based, Norwegian publicly listed company that was formed in 1996 to own and operate a fleet of high specification semisubmersible drilling rigs for offshore oil and gas exploration and development drilling in deep water and harsh environments. The rigs are among the most advanced in the world and are capable of drilling in ultra-deep waters of up to 10,000-ft. The first of the company's units, the Leiv Eriksson, commenced drilling operations offshore Angola this February. The Eirik Raude is currently being outfitted for Atlantic Canada year-round operations and is scheduled to start operations by this summer.

Dreggen Crane

Dreggen Crane provides cranes, lifting technology, and engineering to the offshore industry worldwide. The company, founded in 1987 as the successor to Munck Offshore, has developed an extensive range of explosion-proof cranes, including christmas tree cranes, BOP cranes, riser and pipe-handling cranes, service cranes, and gantry cranes for drillships, FPSOs, and semisubmersibles. Its latest project references are cranes for Pride Angola, Pride Africa, West Navion, Mærsk XL1 and XL2, Grane, Valhall WIP, and the Jotun WHP.

Karmoy Winch

Karmoy Winch is a Norwegian producer of equipment for the oil and shipping sectors, and produces winches with pull capacities of up to 500 tons. Other products include riser pull-in winches, mooring winches, and chain winches for chain size up to 160-mm. Customers include Technip-Coflexip, DSND, and Stolt Offshore. The company's other main markets are tugs and supply vessels, where the company is renowned for its Karm Fork stopper and Towingpin systems, which have been sold to over 360 anchorhandler supply vessels worldwide.

Karmsund Maritime Offshore Supply

Karmsund Maritime Offshore Supply (KaMOS), based in Haugalandet, western Norway, specializes in safety-related products such as the KaMOS range of portable valve actuators and gaskets for sealing and surveillance of flanged connections. These have been available since the early 1990s and now carry a worldwide patent. The company has over 20 years experience working with offshore contractors and operators and is qualified to ISO/NS-9002.

Norwegian Trade Council

The Norwegian Trade Council is Norway's national resource center in the field of exports and internationalization. NTC acts in an advisory capacity for commercial enterprises and authorities in Norway and works to enhance the competitiveness of Norwegian companies in international markets. It provides services to individual companies, organizes joint promotional programs, and coordinates Norwegian pavilions at international exhibitions.

Onsoft Computer Systems

Onsoft Computer Systems has produced software for the oil and gas sector since 1983. The company specializes in software solutions for human resource management and materials management. OCS Human Resources is used in the US, UK, Norway, France, The Philipines, Latvia, Croatia, and India. Materials management covers materials, equipment handling, store control, spare parts tracking, planned maintenance, and rental operations. It is used by companies in Norway, the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Singapore, and Algeria, as well as onboard nearly 40 offshore platforms and rigs.

Rapp Bomek

Rapp Bomek has strengthened its market position over the past year through winning contracts in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, West Africa, and the US for its products. The company's fire doors are tested according to all relevant specifications and are type approved by Det Norske Veritas, Lloyds, and the US Coast Guard for fixed and floating platforms. The doors are manufactured under a strict ISO 9001 QA system. Doors delivered to platforms in the harsh saline environment of the North Sea continue to perform after more than 24 years in service. During Offshore Northern Seas 2002, Rapp Bomek will also present its range of fire-rated aluminum doors and light duty fire-rated doors for the international market.


Statoil has 15 operatorships in Norway. The group is the world's third largest net seller of crude oil, with an average trade of 2.2 MMb/d. The group produces 1 MMboe/day, and its reserves are 4.3 Bboe. Statoil is a major gas supplier to Europe and is marketing two-thirds of Norway's gas volumes. It has activities in 25 countries, 16,500 employees, and 2,000 service stations. Its net income in 2001 was $1.9 billion. Statoil was established in 1972 and was partly privatized in 2001.

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