Who are we?
Pioneering IT Excellence for the Industry
Option's journey began as an IT development company, Option Development, closely intertwined with the oil and gas sector. Recognising the unique IT needs of this industry, we set out on a path of specialisation that has defined our success.
From our inception to the present day, Option has been defined by innovation, specialisation, and a deep understanding of our clients' unique requirements. As we continue to sail towards new horizons, our history remains a testament to our commitment to excellence and our vision to empower industries with the cutting-edge IT solutions required for the future.
The year 2007 marked the birth of Option. Our dedication and commitment led us to secure a pivotal contract in September 2008. The task involved mobilising and operating Aker Barents for Aker Exploration – a venture that allowed us to showcase our capabilities, and set the stage for many future endeavours.
By 2009, the merger of Aker Exploration with Det norske oljeselskap opened a new avenue for us. Acquiring their server park and equipment enabled us to offer specialised services and expertise to a wider range of operator companies.
In 2011, we partnered with Det norske oljeselskap to design office infrastructure and IO rooms for a XLE2CJ-70 rig being constructed in Singapore.
The year 2020 saw us collaborating with Lundin, where we designed the IO room and essential infrastructure for the Deepsea Bollsta, a new SeaDrill rig.
In 2021, Smedvik ASA / VENI AS became the proud owners of Option, affirming our position as a leading player in the industry.
Option's evolution can be summarised by our commitment to building partnerships. In 2022, we achieved two significant milestones: a framework contract with Island Drilling for the supply of ICT services and a 5-year framework contract with OMV, extending the possibility for another 5 years.
Embracing the global stage, we expanded our reach in 2022, venturing into the UK, South Africa, and West Africa.
Our Vision and Values
Our guiding star is to be an admired ICT provider for the maritime Industry. This vision fuels our passion to provide industries with innovative IT solutions that drive progress and create lasting impact. As we work towards this vision, we're dedicated to fostering a culture of respect, innovation, integrity, proactivity, reliability and practicality.
We treat every individual with respect, valuing diverse perspectives, and building relationships based on trust and empathy. Our interactions are characterised by openness and mutual understanding.
We thrive on innovation, pushing boundaries to bring forth fresh ideas and creative solutions. We embrace challenges as opportunities for growth, leading us to envision new possibilities and redefine industry standards.
Integrity is at the core of our actions. We uphold honesty, transparency, and ethical conduct in all that we do. Our commitment to integrity ensures that our relationships with clients, partners and each other are built on trust.
Anticipating needs and challenges, we take a proactive approach to deliver solutions that go beyond expectations. We stay ahead of the curve, adapting swiftly to changing landscapes and pioneering new avenues.
Trust is the foundation of our relationships. We are reliable partners who deliver on promises, ensuring that our clients can rely on us for unwavering support, consistent quality and dependable solutions.
We believe in practical solutions that address real-world needs. Our focus is on delivering tangible results that make a difference, balancing innovation with practicality to create lasting value.
Learn more about us
Arne Martin MelingAccount Manager
Kateryna DohnalovaAdmin and Economy Manager
Claus Tørkje NielsenService and Operation Manager
Gorm E. JohnsenSenior IT Consult
Ravn GundersenSenior IT Consult
Alexander WaalandSenior IT Consult
Kim Joon BergumProject and Technical Manager
John EriksenHMSQ Manager
Reidar JørgensenBusiness Development Manager
Geir Inge RønningSenior Network Engineer
Keyla BrownSenior Infrastructure Consultant
Artur ButkusIT Consultant Apprentice
Meet our board members
Petter AlfsenChairman of the Board
Sveining LofthusBoard Member
Carl KyllingstadBoard Member
Jarle Eide DysvikBoard Member
Bernt Ove TjeltaBoard Member
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