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.

Olav Hetland

Non-executive Director

Hetland has more than 30 years’ experience within the energy industry, of which more than 17 years within renewable energy.  He is currently Senior Vice President, Wind and Solar Northwest Europe in Statkraft were he has held senior management positions for more than 11 years.  He was previously responsible for building up Statkraft’s Offshore wind activity from 2010 until the projects were successfully sold in 2018, and he has worked a number of years in Statoil and has broad international experience.

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.