Jarle Dyrdal is Managing Director at Cameron Sense in Kristiansand.

Schlumberger’s acquisition of Cameron Sense has opened a new market for drilling technology and competence from Kristiansand.

“We are proud of the fact that Schlumberger recognizes our competence and technology and expresses a willingness to further develop our company”, says Jarle Dyrdal, Managing Director at Cameron Sense.

Cameron Sense is the third largest drilling technology company in Agder. It is now part of Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil service provider, as a result of a acquisition of Cameron International, finalized April1st this year.

“Schlumberger is a perfect fit for us, and vice versa. Combining Cameron`s strength in surface technology, with Schlumberger`s leading technology sub-surface, provides new and exciting opportunities”, says Dyrdal.

“Offering “pore to pipe” solutions and introducing new commercial and collaboration models will reduce cost and increase efficiency and quality. So far, this has been difficult to accomplish, because the value chain has been shared by a number of companies with limited integration and significant overlaps”, says Dyrdal.

Being part of Schlumberger has already benefitted Cameron Sense. Technology and competence from Kristiansand is integrated in Schlumberger’s new onshore drilling system of the future.

“This is important for us as a company. Being part of development of systems and technologies that we believe will change the industry is exciting. Our main focus has been offshore, but with these new systems and technologies we are also entering in to the onshore market”, says Dyrdal.

The main difference between onshore and offshore is rig mobility.

“An onshore rig must have the ability to be transported and set up at different locations, whereas an offshore rig normally is installed only once”, says Dyrdal.

The 44-year-old from Kristiansand has been in the industry since he graduated from the University of Agder in Grimstad in 1996. In 2010 he was given the responsibility for the department of products and technology in TTS (bought by Cameron in 2012), a position he held until he was promoted to Managing Director when former Managing Director Tom Fidjeland was asked to come to the Houston headquarters.

As Managing Director of one of the larger NODE companies, Dyrdal is also member of the board of GCE NODE.

“NODE plays an important part in bringing the supply industry and the university closer together to cooperate on R&D, educational programs and recruitment. SFI Mechatronics and Mechatronics Innovation Lab are of course the prime examples. NODE also plays an important role in the political landscape, and as a facilitator for cooperation between fierce competitors – and throughout the value chain – on projects that are mutually beneficial for all companies in the region”, says Dyrdal.

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