Board of directors


Board of Directors

The Ocean Installer Board of directors is comprised of people with comprehensive knowledge of and experience from the oil and gas sector.

Odd Arne Kleveland


Kleveland is a Norwegian certified lawyer with more than 20 years of experience from the petroleum and shipping industry, and he has extensive management and board experience from major companies in the global petroleum related industry. Kleveland is also founding partner of the law firm Kyllingstad Kleveland Advokatfirma DA.

Ola Sætre

Non-executive Director

Sætre has 35 years of experience from the petroleum industry, and is a co-founder of HitecVision and its predecessor Hitec. He was Executive Vice President at Hitec, and has previously held executive-level positions in corporate management, marketing, operations, manufacturing and project management. In these capacities Sætre was involved in numerous negotiations and was responsible for the acquisition of licensed technologies.

Tor Espedal

Non-executive Director

Espedal, Senior Partner in HitecVision since 2010, has more than 23 years of experience from the international oil and gas industry. In addition to having served as Vice President of Subsea 7’s activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, he has worked a number of years in Statoil and has broad experience in the area of international Exploration & Production strategy.

Luc Messier

Non-executive Director

Messier has more than 30 years of experience in engineering, heavy construction and in the Oil and Gas Industry. He served as Senior Vice-President, Project Development and Supply Chain at ConocoPhillips and prior to that, as CEO of Technip USA. Messier also serves on the board of Bird Construction.

Hafez Aghili

Non-executive Director

Aghili has over 30 years of experience in the international offshore oil and gas industry.  He has served as President of McDermott Middle East Inc; VP and GM of  SNC Lavalin Oil and Gas Division in the UK;  and Chairman and CEO of Oceanic Marine Contractors in Dubai, UAE.  He has extensive experience in strategy development, operational management, and project management in the offshore Design and Construction Industry.  Aghili has a PhD in Chemical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.

A Leader In The Industry

Ocean Installer holds strong SURF (Subsea structures, Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines) expertise, our technical staff having an average of 10 years of experience from this subsea segment. From engineering to installation, our people are highly experienced and merited professionals with solid international track records.