Dr. Ing. Vidar Mathiesen is the CEO and one of the founders of InflowControl. He has been head of technical research support at Statoil’s research center and has extensively experience from innovation and product development, qualification, delivery and production, installation and evaluation of inflow control as Leading Research Scientist at Statoil. Vidar has written a number of publications published in international journals and conferences, he has a number of patents in the field and has received several innovation awards. He is one of the inventors of both the AICV® and the Statoil's AICD - the RCP. He was nominated for the World Oil Innovative Thinker Award 2021.
Bjørnar Werswick is CTO and co-founder of InflowControl. He has 25 years' experience in innovation, product development and design in addition to qualification, manufacturing and installation of inflow control technology from Norsk Hydro, Equinor and InflowControl. He also has extensive experience in mechanical engineering, material selection, manufacturing technology and well completion. Bjørnar has submitted several patents/patent applications in this field. Bjørnar is also director of the board in InflowControl. He earned a B.Eng. degree in mechanical engineering from University of South-Eastern Norway in 1997.
Haavard Aakre is CTA and co-founder of InflowControl. He holds a Master of Science degree from NTNU and holds 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.
Brent Brough is CCO of InflowControl with over 20 years of international experience. Having lived in Canada, Russia, UK, Norway and UAE, Brent has a track record of managing and leading global teams from both large and small technology companies which delivered growth. He has board director experience in O&G tech and venture backed start-up companies. Earning an MBA in 2012 from Warwick Business School - specialized in Global Energy- and in 1999 graduated from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Chemical Engineering.
Maria Tho is CFO of InflowControl and has more than 15 years of experience from senior finance and strategy positions with multinational and national enterprises. With a cross-industry experience including technology, banking, finance, travel, retail and more she has worked with several companies experiencing high levels of organic and inorganic growth. She earned a master’s degree in Professional Accountancy from the Institute of BI Norwegian School of Management in 2008 and a bachelor’s degree in Auditing from Oslo University College in 2003.