Our team:

Dr. ÅSMUND DROTTNING, CEO

Åsmund has a M.Sc and Ph.D in geophysics from University of Bergen. He has extensive experience from geoscience software sales and leading R&D and technical service projects through his career at NORSAR.

DR. ERLING HUGO JENSEN, CTO

Erling has a Ph.D and a post doc in reservoir geophysics from University of Bergen, and a M.Sc in astrophysics from NTNU. He is a co-founder of Rock Physics Technology and co-inventor if the IRPM technology.

CONNIE LOKØY CHRISTIANSEN, SENIOR GEOPHYSICIST

Connie has a M.Sc in petroleum geophysics from university of Bergen. She has substantial experience with quantitative interpretation, modelling and analysis from E&P company Rocksource ASA, now Point Resources.

DEEPAK SINGH KAPOKOTI, SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Deepak has a B.Tech in information technology from DBIT, Dehradun. He has a broad background as Full Stack developer from IT-consultancy AdventSyS working with development, design and implementation of applications.

ARV BREISTØL, PROJECT LEADER

Arv has a M.Sc in petroleum geosciences and engineering from NTNU. He has experience from internships in CGG and Schlumberger, and as a partner for management consulting start-up JrC.

BJØRN AADLAND, CFO

Bjørn has a MBA from Norwegian School of Economics. He has extensive experience in  Ernst & Young as a M&A manager, consultant at Capgemini and different finance positions in Odfjell Drilling.

Members of the board:

DAG TERJE RIAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Dag Terje holds a M.Sc in petroleum technology from NTNU. He was the founder of SPT Group (former Scandpower Petroleum Technology) that was sold to Altor Private Equity and later to Schlumberger. Dag Terje is partner in Televenture Management.

Dr. TOR ARNE JOHANSEN, BOARD MEMBER

Tor Arne holds a M.Sc and Ph.D in geophysics from University of Bergen. He is recognized as a leading expert in reservoir geophysics and rock physics with more than 20 years of academic research, and is a co-founder of Rock Physics Technology and a co-inventor of the IRPM-technology. Tor Arne is professor at University of Bergen

NILS-EIVIND HOLMEDAL, BOARD MEMBER

Nils Eivind holds a M.Sc in innovation and entrepreneurship from Bergen University College and a B.Sc in Computer Science from Buskerud University College. He has wide experience in the E&P industry through Schlumberger and FMC. Nils-Eivind is a senior business developer BTO.

Company history:

Rock Physics Technology was founded in 2014 by Tor Arne Johansen and Erling Hugo Jensen, together with Bergen Technology Transfer Office (BTO) acting on behalf of the University of Bergen.

Serving as a catalyst for the founding was strong industrial interest for the Inverse Rock Physics Modelling method that had been researched and developed at the University of Bergen for more than 10 years, lead by Tor Arne and Erling.

In Autumn 2017 the Norwegian venture capital fund NIK IV, managed by Televenture Management, acquired BTO’s shares in Rock Physics Technology with ambition to establish the company as a global provider of quantitative interpretation and rock physics software and services.