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About BPT

BPT was founded in 1998 in Norway

About BPT

Since 1998, BPT engineers have used a unique mix of theoretical and practical experience gained from 200+ offshore projects – combined with the ability to turn this knowledge into “Apps for process simulators” - to provide independent and trusted third-party specialist consultancy and software services to the upstream oil & gas industry.

BPT customers are better able to increase capacity, improve margins, reduce costs, become more energy efficient, and achieve operational goals.

Mission Statement

We view ourselves as partners with our customers, our employees, our community and our environment.
Our mission is to provide innovative solutions to help our customers make informed choices that improve their business.

Management Team

The BPT Management Team brings decades of experience and a history of success to the company. We position the right people in the right environment with the right tools to ensure that we exceed our customers’ expectations. We strive to work closely with our customers to understand their business objectives and their changing needs. We build an environment where our staff and associates feel empowered, supported and motivated and are encouraged to communicate openly. We sustain business growth through strategic market development and a client-focused approach.
Per Billington

Per Billington

President & CEO

Per is President and CEO of BPT and has lead the company since it was founded in 1998. Under his leadership he has decisively positioned BPT as a leading company in the field of specialist process consultancy.By focussing on highly complex projects Per has ensured BPT has a solid track record of delivering success by fostering greater partnership collaboration and innovation attuned to client needs. Prior to founding BPT Per spent his early career working for several companies within the Norwegian Oil & Gas industry. He has published numerous papers and held various process and management roles in major companies including KVÆRNER and Statoil. Per holds an MSc in Engineering from the University of Trondheim and is fluent in Norwegian English and German.,

Per Bakseter

Per Bakseter


Per holds a Master in Computer Science from Norwegian Institute of Technology and additional courses from Norwegian Business School and International Leadership from IMD in Lausanne Switzerland. Per has worked for Global Leading companies like DnV GL, Cap Gemini and Tieto. Per joined the BPT management team in 2015.

Wim Van Wassenhove

Wim Van Wassenhove

VP Software Development

As VP of Software Development Wim heads up the development of software solutions for BPT. Wim joined BPT after 20 years at Hyprotech / AspenTech where he was initially the Hyprotech agent for Benelux and France. Later he took the role of Business Consultant for the HYSYS suite of products with a strong focus on helping users and prospective users to find a solution to their problem. With over 20 years experience in the Oil & Gas industry Wim has a thorough understanding of what engineers are struggling with every day and how to make their life easier. Prior to AspenTech Wim worked at Solvay as a Process Engineer. Wim holds a Master in Chemical Engineering from the University of Gent Belgium and is fluent in English French Dutch and German.

Arne Gulbraar

Arne Gulbraar

VP Projects, HES&Q

As VP of Projects and HES&Q, Arne is responsible for the project management and execution of BPT services engagements. Arne joined BPT in 2005 and has been responsible for Process Safety and Overpressure Protection Studies since 2007. Prior to joining BPT, Arne spent 8 years with Kvaerner Process Systems (now part of Aker Solutions) as Senior Process Engineer and held various technical and commercial responsibilities related to Compact Separation Equipment. Prior to this he worked for 4 years as Product Engineer within the Multiphase Metering Systems Division of Kongsberg Offshore (now part of FMC). Arne has an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Trondheim and is fluent in Norwegian English and German.

Local Software Representatives

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Jan R. Eckhoff

Jan R. Eckhoff

Account Manager - Americas

Jan R. Eckhoff is an experienced and accomplished business leader specialized at international business development, handling global operations of sales, projects and regional organizations. With more than 25 years experience in upstream and midstream oil and gas, Jan joined the BPT management team in 2016. He has previously built up and headed Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies' operations in North America. He had P&L responsibilities including order intake, and also directly through having the sales manager role. He holds a Master´s degree in Electrical Engineering from NTNU in Trondheim Norway, specialization within engineering cybernetics; automation, control systems, real time systems, dynamic modeling and simulation.,,

What people say about us

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