Ocean Installer is managed by people with a strong performance focus and extensive experience and solid competencies in the area of subsea engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning.

 Odd Strømsnes

Chief Executive Officer 

Extensive experience within the offshore subsea business following a series of senior position including Managing Director in Technip Norge, VP Offshore Intergrated Services in TechnipFMC as well as Managing Director in TIOS. Also experience from REC within the solar renewable energy segment.
Several Board positions including the board of the Norwegian Shipowners Organisation.
Holds a degree from Heriot-Watt University in Offshore and Mechanica Engineering.

Kevin Murphy

Deputy CEO

Murphy has been in the subsea construction industry since 2006 and has previously held various Commercial, Project Management and Business Acquisition roles. Murphy worked for Acergy and Subsea 7 prior to joining Ocean Installer shortly after the company start-up in early 2011. Murphy holds Bachelor and Master degrees from Curtin University of Technology, Australia.

Ole Sanne

VP Strategic Alliances

Sanne has been in the subsea construction industry since 1997. Prior to joining Ocean Installer, Sanne was Finance & Company Director in Subsea 7. Sanne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Oregon, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway.

Patrick Chapalain

VP Global Business Development

Chapalain has been working in the subsea and offshore construction industry since 1995 and was involved in projects and commercial activities worldwide, including Africa, Med, Middle East, Asia, Brazil and Gulf Of Mexico. He started as field Engineer with Stolt Comex Seaway and then held several management positions at SBM Offshore. After being CEO of Gulmar Offshore he joined Ocean Installer to develop the Africa market in 2014.  Chapalain holds a Master’s degree in Marine & Offshore Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Marseille in France.

Eirik Ørsland

Chief HSEQ Officer

Ørsland has 10 years of experience working within Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, holding core HSEQ roles in projects and pipe fabrication sites for Subsea 7 and as HSEQ Manager for Norway at Ocean Installer. He served as an Officer of the Norwegian Armed Forces and holds a Master of Science degree within Health and Environment from Telemark University College.

Håvard Strand

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to the position as COO of Ocean Installer, Strand served as Norway Engineering Manager in Subsea 7 and he has considerable experience in the areas of engineering and project management, project execution and offshore operations within the SURF segment, as well as in resource management at corporate level. Strand holds a Master’s degree in Marine Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Ole Stølås

Chief HR Officer

Prior to joining Ocean Installer Stølås came from the position as HR Manager in Arriva Shipping. Stølås is educated from the Norwegian Correctional Service and has served as an officer for several years. The last years in Ocean Installer Stølås held the position as HR Manager Offshore and HR Manager Norway.

Lars Ragnar Vigdel

Chief Financial Officer (Interim)

Vigdel has an extensive audit and consulting background. He is currently heading up the Financial Accounting Advisory Services at EY Stavanger. Prior to joining EY he held the position as Chief Accountant Accounting Policies in Equinor. He has also worked as tax manager for Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Scandinavia. Vigdel holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration and is a State Authorized Public Accountant from The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).     

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.