InflowControl is an innovative Norwegian technology company with proven experience from developing and introducing new Autonomous Inflow Control Devices (AICD) into a conservative oil industry. During the last decade, the use of inflow control technologies have dramatically improved well production, resulting in increased recovery factors, reduced water cut and gas oil ratio, drainage efficiency and wellbore cleanup. InflowControl has new inflow concepts under construction and testing, for both passive and autonomous inflow control devices. The passive inflow control has a fixed geometry to ensure more uniform inflow along a horizontal well, whereas the autonomous concept has variable flow area. The company’s main focus is the AICV® technology that will increase oil and gas recovery in both offshore and onshore wells worldwide. Impressive results InflowControl’s technology has shown impressive results in the first well installations. Pilot projects have been performed with several leading oil companies on several continents. InflowControl has ten dedicated and highly skilled employees with broad experience and competence within inflow control techniques. The combination of innovative mindset and understanding of reservoir and production engineering enables the company to complete its mission to improve oil recovery and production with novel inflow control technology. High quality delivery is highly prioritised at InflowControl, and quality management system based on ISO 9001:2008 is implemented. The company is Achilles certified as a supplier for the Oil Industry in Norway and Denmark. InflowControl AS is headquartered in modern facilities in Porsgrunn, not far from the Norwegian capital, Oslo, in the southern part of Norway.
Dr. Ing. Vidar Mathiesen is CEO and one of the founders of InflowControl AS. He has been head of technical research support at Statoil’s research centre in Porsgrunn and has extensive experience from innovation and product development, qualification, delivery and production, installation and evaluation of inflow control as Leading Research Scientist at Statoil and Hydro. Vidar has been Assoc. Professor at Telemark University where he lectured at bachelor, master and PhD level. Vidar has written a number of publications published in international journals and conferences, has submitted a number of patents/patent applications in the field and received several innovation awards. He and Haavard Aakre are also the inventor of the Statoil AICD, the RCP.
Haavard Aakre is CTO holds a Master of Science degree from NTNU and is one of the founders of InflowControl AS. He has extensive experience from innovation and product development, qualification, delivery/manufacturing, installation and evaluation of inflow control at Statoil and Hydro. Haavard has extensive experience in the oil industry within areas such as production, separation, flow assurance and inflow control. Haavard has submitted a number of patents/patent applications in the field and in 2008 he received the StatoilHydro’s innovation award. He and Vidar Mathiesen are also the inventor of the Statoil AICD, the RCP.
Bjørnar Werswick is COO and one of the founders of InflowControl AS. He has extensive experience from innovation and product development, qualification, production and installation of inflow control at Statoil and Hydro. He also has extensive experience in the disciplines of mechanical engineering and piping, in addition to discipline management and project management within the same areas. Bjørnar has submitted several patents/patent applications in this field.
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the board Per Wold has held several leading positions from companies within oil & gas industry, regional development, process industry and IT. He has acted as member of board or chairman of the board within bank & finance, transport & logistics, IT, research & development and energy. He has a law degree from the University of Oslo, and his current position is CEO of the Municipality of Porsgrunn.