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Consultants and Recruitment for Offshore Facilities

Øvre Strandgate 124,
PO Box 67,
Møre og Romsdal,

Øvre Strandgate 124,
PO Box 67,
Møre og Romsdal,

Competentia and our US consulting arm, Argonauta, provide the most experienced and productive project management, engineering, subsea and subsurface professionals to strengthen and support the successful execution of our customers’ oil and gas developments globally.

We are continuously developing our global network in order to service our clients’ oil and gas developments wherever they may be. This, together with delivering the highest levels of service, will ensure the expansion of our customer base, repeat business and long-term relationships with both our clients and consultants.

Recruitment services for the oil and gas industry

Competentia’s experienced recruitment teams use our specialist database of global oil and gas talent in order to rigorously select the best candidates with the right skills for any project phase and discipline.

Dedicated recruitment and HR teams in each of our offices are familiar with the requirements of oil and gas projects and can support our clients by managing their requirements for contract staffing, permanent recruitment and/or payrolling solutions from project start to completion.

Our services are provided to leading oil and gas operators, as well as service companies, in Europe, Africa, America and Asia Pacific, by our business units in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Norway, Singapore, Trinidad, the US and the UK.

We therefore offer the global capability to work with clients and candidates locally to achieve efficient recruitment, mobilisation, payment, insurance, HR and health/safety support of our consultants across the globe ("Contractor Care"), together with our experience and expertise in dealing with local and global regulations and challenges.

About Competentia

Our principal clients, the oil and gas explorers and producers, include BG, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ENI, Exxon, INPEX, Premier Oil, PTTEP and Statoil with the emphasis on their gas liquefaction, subsea and floating production projects.

Competentia’s global management team, under the leadership of CEO Geir Egil Olsen, includes previous experience from key oil and gas businesses, including Aker, AMEC, Clough, Fabricom, KBR, Schlumberger, Statoil, Subsea7 and Tidewater Marine, in international locations in Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, North America and Scandinavia.

Therefore, we understand projects and how they function, wherever they are, and can provide highly experienced consultants to strengthen and support the successful development of our clients’ oil and gas facilities globally.

Competentia was initially established in Stavanger, Norway, in 1998. After a change of ownership in 2006 the company has maintained consistent growth to become a global service provider with revenue of more than NOK1.2bn in 2013.

In February 2012, the leading Nordic private equity firm Reiten & Co. acquired 51% of the company, thus providing additional expertise and financial resources to support the strategic development of the company, including the acquisition of Argonauta in 2014.

Quad 204 Project, North Sea

BP's Quad 204 Project involves the redevelopment of the Schiehallion (one of the biggest UK North Sea Fields) and Loyal fields, located west of the Shetland Islands in Blocks 204 and 205 of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) at water depths between 300m and 550m.

Mariner Area Development, North Sea, UK

Located in the northern North Sea, Statoil's Mariner Area Development project calls for the development of Mariner and Mariner East ultra-heavy oil fields, with an estimated $7bn investment.

Ichthys Field, Browse Basin, Timor Sea

The Ichthys field is situated on block WA-285-P in the Browse Basin, Timor Sea, Western Australia. The gas and condensate field lies at a water depth of 280m.

Knarr Field, North Sea

Knarr (formerly Jordbaer) oil and gas field is located in production licence 373S of block 34/3 in the Norwegian North Sea.

The Valemon Gas Field Project, Norway

The Valemon field is located between production licence 050 and 193 in the Norwegian Sea. This gas and condensate field lies at a water depth of 135m.

Valhall Oilfield, North Sea

The Valhall field was discovered in 1975 and came online in 1982. It is operated by BP, which holds a 35.95% interest, while the remaining 64.05% interest is held by Hess Norge.

Bream Area Project, Central North Sea

Bream Area Project involves the development of the Bream field, the Mackerel field and the Herring prospect located within the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Competentia Appoints Group CEO

Competentia has announced the appointment of Geir Egil Olsen as CEO of the group with effect from 22 September 2014.

Competentia corporate head office

Øvre Strandgate 124

PO Box 67


Møre og Romsdal



12012 Wickchester Lane , Suite 330

Houston, TX 77079

United States of America

Competentia Australasia

Ground Floor, 17 Ord Street

West Perth

Western Australia 6005


Competentia Europe

17 Waterloo Place

St James



United Kingdom

Competentia North America

12012 Wickchester Lane, Suite 330


TX 77079

United States of America

Australia: Brisbane

Level 18, Riverside Centre

123 Eagle Street


QLD 4000


Canada: Calgary

2500, 450-1st Street SW


Alberta T2P 5H1


Japan: Tokyo

6F Sanno 2-1-2


Tokyo 143-0023



78 Shenton Way, #19-01



South Korea: Ulsan

2nd floor, 1023-5




South Korea


First Floor, Briar Place

10 Sweet Briar Road

St. Clair

Trinidad and Tobago