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

President & CEO

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.

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

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.

Knut Erik Spilling

VP Sales and Marketing

Knut Erik Spilling carry 30-year experience in the oil & gas industry from a mix of technical, project management, sales, business development, strategy, team management and client advisory positions in Fantoft Process Technologies, Kongsberg Maritime, SPT Group, Schlumberger and OneSubsea. His technical specialties are the production and digitalization domains including process facilities, multiphase flow, reservoir surveillance, subsea production systems and digital solutions combining real-time data, measurements, simulator models, condition monitoring, automation and advanced applications to form value-added decision-support solutions through automatic or semi-automatic workflows and life-of-the field services.

Knut Erik holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Process Technology division and Hydro & Gas Dynamic department at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

In BPT as Vice President for Sales & Marketing, Knut Erik has the global responsibility for business development and customer engagement directly with the oil & gas operators as well as establishing and maintaining a professional network of cooperation partners worldwide.

Mari Thjømøe

Board Chair

Mari Thjømøe has 25 years of senior management experience from the E&P industry, finance and investments. She runs her own business and has a solid track record as board chair and member in energy producers, oil service companies, research, telecom, insurance and banking in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Thjømøe holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Management, is a chartered financial analyst from the Norwegian School of Economics. She completed the Senior Executive Programme at London Business School and at Harvard Business School, the programme Making Corporate Boards more Effective.

Hege Wroldsen

Board Member

Hege Wroldsen brings +20 years of sales experience from the IT industry, and has held senior sales and management positions within IBM, IFS and SAP. Mrs Wroldsen has a long time experience working with Asset Intensive industries such as Oil & Gas, Power & Utility and also as Seafood and AEC. She has extensive experience from sales campaigns both locally and internationally, with a focus on Business Applications such as ERP and EAM.

Currently she works as Sales Manager for Microsoft Consulting Services in Norway, heading the sales teams for consulting and support services.

Wroldsen holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from the University of San Francisco and a MBA from Henley Management College in the UK.

Øivind Rui

Board Member

Øivind Rui has 20 years of experience from SW, O&G, Defence and Maritime industries. Mr Rui and has held both technical, management and commercial positions and is flavored by an entrepreneurial spirit. Currently heading the Information Management Business Unit in Prediktor, a leader in industrial SW solutions and digitalization solutions for asset industries.

Mr Rui holds a Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics from NTNU, Executive Studies in Technology Management from NHH and NTNU and an Executive program for Innovation Management in a Global Business Perspective from Norwegian Business School.