Knut Sandven awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year”

Knut Sandven awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year”

As The Norwegian Investment Forum celebrated the Norwegian venture’s best achievements during last year GasSecure’s Knut Sandven was awarded Entrepreneur of the year 2015. The award acknowledges a standout Entrepreneur of the year who has made a significant impact in the past 12 months through: – His contribution to the Entrepreneurial eco-system – Successful exit activity – Business growth, leadership excellence and delivering value to shareholders – The viability and future growth potential of the GasSecure business The awards was organized by The Norwegian Investment Forum in cooperation with Norwegian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (NVCA). GasSecure was a Viking Venture III portfolio company until its successful 508 MNOK sale to Dräger in March 2015. – We congratulate Knut Sandven with this honourable and well deserved prize. It has been a true pleasure to work with Knut through our years as investor in GasSecure, says Eivind Bergsmyr, partner at Viking Venture and former chairman of GasSecure AS. Visit» Read former GasSecure news: GasSecure sold to Dräger for 500 mNOK GasSecure achieves a world first with SIL certification in wireless gas detection Dräger showcases GasSecure at Offshore Europe Main picture shows Knut Sandven, Gassecure – Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, with the award winners SINTEF TTO – Investor of the Year 2015, and Resman – Exit of the Year 2015....
Meta’s Liner Tieback Technology Shortlisted for  World Oil Awards

Meta’s Liner Tieback Technology Shortlisted for World Oil Awards

Meta Downhole Ltd (Meta) has been shortlisted for the 2015 World Oil Awards. The awards, which honour the upstream energy segment’s leading innovators and innovations, will take place in Houston on 15 October. Meta’s Liner Hanger technology has been nominated for Best Deepwater Technology, and is competing against two technologies from one of the biggest global services companies for the title. The Liner Hanger has no elastomers. Crucially to Operators this means it meets the worst-case ‘Maximum Discharge’ standard ratings in the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, this technology allows the liner hanger to make an optimum connection as the method is insensitive to casing ID tolerances. Underpinned with Meta’s patented Metalmorphology technology, the Meta Liner Tieback makes planning for future drilling and production challenges easier. Meta Downhole is a Viking Venture portfolio company. Visit » Read more Meta news: V0 Qualification for Meta Casing Reconnect Meta shortlisted in the Northern Star Business Awards Hat-trick of Innovation Award for Meta Meta completes two North Sea projects...