Organisation

M Vest Energy consists of 14 dedicated colleagues with long and varied experience in the oil and gas industry. Together with the owners who have many years of experience from different industries and active ownership, M Vest Energy is a highly competent, technologically leading and flexible oil company. See all our staff below.

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Management

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Jonny Hesthammer

CEO

Jonny Hesthammer is the CEO of M Vest Energy AS and also a member of the board. He has more than 30 years of experience from the oil industry and has been involved with starting several oil companies in the Bergen region. In addition to this, Hesthammer has over several years contributed as a professor in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Bergen, and has published a number of scholarly/scientific articles.

Jonny is passionate about nature and climate, and has written a number of articles on the role of the oil industry in the future. Hesthammer is a qualified geologist/geophysicist from The university of Bergen (B.Sc and PhD) and Vancouver (M.Sc).

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Susanne Møgster Sperrevik

COO

Susanne Møgster Sperrevik is the Director of business development and exploration at M Vest Energy AS. She has more than 20 years of experience from the oil industry and has been involved in the start-up of several oil companies in the Bergen region. In addition to this, Sperrevik has been employed in operating companies such as Norsk Hydro, Statoil and Rocksource. She has published a range of scholarly/scientific articles.

Sperrevik is educated at The University of Bergen (Cand. Scient and Dr. Scient). She has furthered her education at BI/NHH in management- and corporate administration.

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Christian Tveit

CFO

Christian Tveit is the Chief Financial Officer of M Vest Energy AS. He has over 15 years of experience with accounting and taxation, and was one of the owners in the company he worked for when it was acquired by PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 2012.

Christian has worked with accounting and tax in the oil industry since 2015. He holds a Bachelor´s degree in business administration (BAA) from The Norwegian Business School (BI) with a specialty in Finance, and an MBA in Management Control from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

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Åse Skålnes Strømme

QHSE and Production Manager

Åse Skålnes Strømme is manager of QHSE and production in M Vest Energy AS.
She has close to 25 years of experience from the oil industry, mainly from Equinor (Hydro and Statoil), where she has had different positions within reservoir, field development and production.

Åse is a trained construction engineer from Ålesund University College and a geologist (Cand Scient) from the University of Bergen. She also has additional education in technology management from NHH/NTNU.

Staff

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Tore Grane Klausen

Senior Geologist

Tore Grane Klausen is a senior geologist in M Vest Energy AS. He has 12 years of experience from the oil industry, specializing in sedimentology and exploration. In paralelle with industry funded science projects at the University of Bergen, he has built a broad experience from greater parts of the Norwegian Continental Shelf. He has previously worked for oil companies Equinor (StatoilHydro) and Petrolia Noco, in addition to several consultancy roles for Tullow Oil Norge (Spring), DNO (Origo Exploration) and Vår Energi (Eni). Klausen is a qualified geologist from The University of Bergen (M.Sc and PhD).

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Morten Nilsen

ICT

Morten Nilsen is ICT responsible at M ​​Vest Energy AS. In addition, he is responsible for a number of administrative tasks. He has long and broad experience from a number of different industries, both as a consultant and as an employee.

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Alexandre Verechtchaguine

Senior Geophysicist

Alexandre Verechtchaguine (Alexander Vereshagin) is senior geophysicist and responsible for EM projects and data analysis. He has more than 15 years’ experience as physicist/geophysicist with more than 10 years in oil industry. Alexandre has worked with most aspects of CSEM technology, since the early days of technology adoption, working on projects with major operators like Statoil, Shell, Repsol, Centrica, Total, and others.

He has numerous scientific publications in the field of geophysics, mathematical and particle physics. Verechtchaguine has an M.Sc. in physics (honors) from St. Petersburg State University, Russia, and a Ph.D. in particle physics from University of Bergen, Norway.

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Stein Kjetil Helle

Senior Geologist

Stein Kjetil Helle is a senior geologist at M Vest Energy AS. He has 15 years of experience from the oil industry, specializing in exploration on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. He has broad experience as a geologist. He has previously worked as a consultant in the oil industry and within land-based geology, as well as lecturing and research in academia. Helle is a qualified geologist from The University of Bergen (M.Sc and PhD).

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Lars Kristian Strønen

Staff Geophysicist

Lars Kristian Strønen is the staff geophysicist at M Vest Energy AS. He has 36 years of experience from a range of oil companies and has held different positions within exploration and production, both nationally and internationally. Strønen has also been the head of the geology and geophysics department of Statoils Gullfaks production unit, where he for several years also worked as a project manager for the implementation of seismic reservoir monitoring. Strønen has a Cand Real degree in Geophysics from The University of Bergen.

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Åsmund Vassel

Senior produksjonsgeolog

Åsmund Vassel er senior produksjonsgeolog i M Vest Energy AS. Han har over 15 års erfaring fra oljeindustrien. Åsmund har bred erfaring fra oljebransjen innen leting, produksjon, planlegging og oppfølging av brønner samt modellering. Han har jobbet i Rocksource, Total og de siste årene som konsulent i Equinor. Åsmund er utdannet geolog fra Universitetet i Bergen (M.Sc.).

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Asbjørn Holme

Reservoaringeniør
Asbjørn Holme er senior reservoaringeniør i M Vest Energy AS. Han har 9 års erfaring fra oljeindustrien med bakgrunn ifra ConocoPhillips og Petrolia Noco. Han har hatt tekniske og ledende stillinger innenfor et bredt fagfelt fra produksjon, drift, feltutbygging, leting, forretningsutvikling og kommersielt.
Asbjørn har en mastergrad (M.Sc) i Petroleumsteknologi fra NTNU og en mastergrad (M.Sc) i Industriell Økonomi fra Universitet i Stavanger.

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Jahn Brusdal

Juniorgeolog
Jahn Brusdal Eriksen er juniorgeolog M Vest Energy AS. Han har en B.Sc i Geologi og Geofare fra HVL i Sogndal og holder nå på med M.Sc i Geovitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen, hvor han skal levere oppgave før sommeren 2023. Masteroppgaven omhandler Nyk høyden og skrives forøvrig i et sammarbeid mellom M Vest Energy AS og UiB. Jahn har hatt sommervikariat hos M Vest siden 2018, jobbet et år i fast stilling fra 2020-21 etter fullført B.Sc og jobber nå i en deltidsstilling ved siden av studiet. Han har vært med på en rekke ulike prosjekt og oppgaver som APA søknader, maskinlæring og testutvikler for programvaren Glex.

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Jostein Hesthammer

Juniorgeolog
Jostein L. Hesthammer er juniorgeolog i M Vest Energy As. Han er for øyeblikket på sitt 2. år på bacheloren i geovitenskap retning geologi på Universitetet i Bergen. Han bidrar med maskinlæring og kunstig intelligens for bedre forståelse for petroleumsressursene på norsk sokkel, i tillegg til utviklingen av programvaren Glex.