- ABOUT MAGSEIS
Mr. Grimnes has more than 30 years of working experience from oil companies, oil service companies and as an investor and professional board member. His technical experience includes reservoir engineering, geoscience, project management and development of quality assurance systems for oil companies. He has founded and developed software companies that were later acquired by large international service companies. From 2002 till 2005 he managed the new generation geoscience software in Schlumberger. One of his current projects is to develop a new generation seismic interpretation software system called Geoteric. This system is now in use by more than 150 oil companies worldwide. The user are supported through a number offices located in key oil provinces. Since 2004 Mr. Grimnes has served as board member and chairman of a number of private, public and listed companies.
He holds a Master of Science in Petroleum Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1984) and a Master of Science degree in Business Economics from the MSc, Norwegian School of Economics (1990).
Jan Gateman is one of the Co-Founders of Magseis. He has 30 years seismic industry experience, with particular focus on the Multi Client seismic business segment, and has held various senior management positions with companies such as Geco-Prakla (83- 87), Nopec (87-93), Compagnie Generale de Geophysique (CGG) (93-98), GeoInnova, Inseis and Wavefield Inseis. He was one of the persons pioneering the Multi Client 3D seismic industry in North West Europe and is also one of the founders of both GeoInnova and InSeis.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Marine Geology
Gro Gunleiksrud Haatvedt has held the position of SVP Exploration in Aker BP since 2014.
She has a strong background in the oil and gas industry and was exploration manager for the Norwegian Continental Shelf and served as Country Manager in Libya for Statoil ASA.
Whilst working at Norsk Hydro she held several positions including Head of Geology, Technology and Competence. Responsibilities included business development in Iran, and VP Exploration for the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
She holds a master’s degree in Applied Geophysics from the University of Oslo.
Mr. Drange has more than 35 years of working experience from domestic and international law, finance and petroleum and offshore related sectors. The last four years he served as senior adviser to the Ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates and the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Norway. Prior to these positions, Mr. Drange served as independent executive adviser to petroleum and offshore services companies in petroleum regions worldwide. From 1996 until 2002 he served as Chairman to DNO ASA and Det Norske Oljeselskap AS, prior to which, he served as Attorney-at-law at the lawfirm Steenstrup ANS (now Steenstrup Stordrange), Managing Director of Samuel Montagu, Deputy Managing Director and Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank Norway and Vice President of Den norske Creditbank. Since 1986 Mr. Drange has served as board member and chairman of a large number of private, public and listed companies.
He holds a Master of Law from the University of Oslo (1981) with a special degree in petroleum law (1978), and a degree in economy from the Bank Academy («Bankakademiet») in Oslo (1983).
VP Subsurface & Wells Software
Shell, Projects & Technology
Bettina Bachmann joined Shell in 1983 in The Hague as an explorer and soon moved to Tunisia, where her first assignment included geological fieldwork and exploration evaluation. This was followed by a number of postings across the Middle East and Europe in various technical and leadership roles in exploration and production. Moving jobs, house, schools and countries became more complicated as the family grew, but has made life interesting and provided many great memories.
Following a short assignment to design leadership courses for exploration, Bettina moved to Upstream R&D in 2005 where she was responsible for strategy, planning and technology deployment. In 2009, Bettina was appointed Vice President for Subsurface and Wells Software in Production and Technology. Since 2012, this also includes Shell’s globally organised support and deployment teams in the regions.
Bettina grew up in Switzerland and has a Masters degree in geophysics from the ETH in Zuerich.