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Cluster Insight With OCTIO

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– In OCTIO, our main focus is to provide high value for our customers by delivering the most accurate and reliable data achievable. At the moment, our DrillWatch and gWatch offerings have very high priority, says Leon Løvheim.

Cluster insight is a column where we ask six questions to catch a glimpse into the daily business-lives of our cluster partners and members.

This week, we spoke with Leon Løvheim to learn more about him and his work in OCTIO; a company that provides flexible geophysical monitoring solutions, tailored to optimally fit every specific project.

1. What is your role in OCTIO?

As CTO, I am responsible for technology development in OCTIO.

2. Your main focus at work right now is?

In OCTIO, our main focus is to provide high value for our customers by delivering the most accurate and reliable data achievable. At the moment, our DrillWatch and gWatch offerings have very high priority.

For offshore drilling operations, the DrillWatch service offers unparalleled accuracy in drillbit localization as well as continuous integrity monitoring and ability to look ahead of the drillbit. With our gWatch surveys this summer, we achieved world records in repeatability for measurements of gravity and depth data in the offshore environment.

3. Biggest challenge for your company in the future?

Our main challenge is to scale our operations both locally and internationally. In addition to increasing our sales and marketing footprint, we also need to grow our operational capacity while maintaining our competitive edge. We want to continue to deliver the best services and underlying technology, thus we need to push the boundaries by developing new and smarter solutions.

4. Best part of being member in a cluster

GCE Ocean Technology provides a great networking arena and assistance in the pursuit of new ideas and technologies. The pre-project funding we were awarded was invaluable when we were launching our DrillWatch service a few years back.

Moreover, I would like to mention the new Scale-up programme by GCE Ocean Technology, BI, MIT and VIS. This was quite timely and proved to be very useful for OCTIO as we were planning our scale-up strategies for some of our services.

5. Your business motto

Having spent many years working in California, one of my favorite quotes from that time, said to originate from Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, is; The best way to predict the future is to invent it. For me, this translates to a never-ending pursuit of new ideas and technologies that can help OCTIO solve our customer’s problems and provide smarter monitoring solutions!

6. Which cluster member should we interview next?

Transmark Subsea

Thank you for the insight Leon.

 

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