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ONS 2014: ONS special innovation award to Tore Halvorsen

26th August 2014

At today’s ONS innovation luncheon, the ONS Special Innovation Award was granted to Tore Halvorsen of FMC Technologies

At today’s ONS innovation luncheon, the ONS Special Innovation Award was granted to Tore Halvorsen of FMC Technologies
This award is presented to an individual or organisation that has played a significant role in the wider energy sector

Halvorsen became managing director of FMC Kongsberg in 1994 and is currently senior vice president in FMC Technologies, responsible for Global Subsea.

The jury members described Halvorsen as a worthy winner of the award due to his leading capacity in the development and implementation of subsea technology for the global oil and gas industry.

“Tore Halvorsen is a pioneer within subsea technologies and has by stimulating the organisation to technological innovations and by actively using innovation management been the driving force for subsea solutions”, Tord Lien, minister of oil and petroleum, who announced and handed out the award, said.

Halvorsen has more than 30 years’ experience in subsea field development including design and development, technical management and project management. His merits started in a department in Kongsberg Vapenfabrikk in 1980 and have continued through the different acquisitions and reorganisations till today’s FMC Technologies.

The Special Innovation Award was introduced in 2006. This award is presented to an individual or organisation that has played a significant role in the wider energy sector. The winner must also have a high reputation for technical excellence and capabilities for innovation.

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