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The Add Energy management team have extensive experience within the energy industry from both private and listed companies.

The team members have been creating, developing, growing, professionalizing and internationalizing businesses for up to 35 years as owners, top-level managers and board members.


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R V Ahilan

Executive Chairman

Ahilan is a well-known and highly respected technology and business leader with over three decades of industry experience, more than 25 years of which has been at board level, including leadership positions at LOC, DNV GL, GL Garrad Hassan and Noble Denton.

With expertise in hydrodynamics, he has led projects which have set standards and safety factors in jack-up site assessment, mooring systems and marine transportation.

He has been an expert witness and technical advisor to lawyers in Norway, UAE and the UK on many technically complex cases related to marine operations, drilling rigs and FPSOs. He is Chairman of the charity Marine Technology Trust which supports industrial placements in the marine industry for UK university students. In addition to this, he is an Advisory Board Member of WavEC Offshore Renewables and was Non-Executive Director of a vertical axis wind turbine company.

Ahilan has also acted as global director of LOC Renewables, having established it as an umbrella brand to consolidate the group’s expertise and portfolio across the marine renewables landscape. Under his direction, LOC Renewables rapidly developed its project experience across offshore and floating wind, floating solar, wave and tidal energy.

He holds a BSc (Leeds) and MS (Caltech) in Civil Engineering, a PhD (Cantab) in Engineering Fluid Mechanics, an MBA (Imperial) and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Dr. Ole B. Rygg

ABL Group MD - Wells

Ole is internationally renowned as an expert within blowout prevention and well killing. He started as a research scientist in multiphase flow at the Institute for Energy Technology in Norway.

He co-founded Well Flow Dynamics (now a part of Add Energy) which specialized in well control and multiphase flow analysis. He has advised operators world-wide on blowouts for more than two decades and was directly involved in solving the well kill operations on Montara (Australia), Macondo (GoM) and Elgin (North Sea).

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Peter Adam

ABL Group MD - Asset and Integrity Management

Peter Adam BSc. (Hons) HND (Merit), Burgess of Aberdeen, a founding member of the business has 20 years of experience in the energy sector, 3 years in manufacturing, and 2 years in defense, specializing in the fields of Business Performance Improvement, Operational Excellence, Digital Solutions, Reliability, Maintenance and Safety Integrity for energy companies globally.

Peter has proactively lead and developed Add Energy’s Asset and Integrity Management division since 2012, by creating a customer focused apolitical culture who can then concentrate on delivery.

Peter influences the industry through white papers, speaking, panels at conferences and by advising and presenting to Energy industry leaders and politicians across the global markets.

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Morten Haug Emilsen

Managing Director of ABL Norway

Morten holds a MSc in Fluid Engineering. He has lead Add Energy’s Blowout group since 2015 and is a well control advisor with experience from a number of blowouts world-wide including Aliso Canyon, Macondo and Montara. He specializes in transient multiphase flow simulations and drilling related technical software development and has 25 years of experience with the OLGA software.

His competence within flow assurance has been utilized on a number of major field developments, conceptual studies, detailed engineering projects, topside process design as well as specialized applications like underbalanced/ managed pressure drilling application and multilateral well design.

Morten has authored / co-authored multiple technical papers, including the BP Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report and testified as an expert witness in US District Court.

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Eduardo Robaina

APAC Managing Director, Wells

Eduardo holds B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and has over 20 years of experience in well design, completion and operations, ranging from subsea and deep water wells to onshore, heavy oil developments with artificial lift and well workovers and stimulation with coiled tubing and slick-line.

Eduardo has been in the current position since 2019. Sound commercial acumen, broader business understanding, with high standards of team and customer management, Eduardo has successfully transformed the services from purely technical engineering work to servicing a range of top tier clients in the Petroleum sector by covering a broad spectrum of general management activities. This includes contract negotiation, staffing management, business development, profitability and revenue management, client and stakeholder management and project execution.

Eduardo is also a key member of elite sporting organizations, senior member of Top Tier energy businesses and owner of a consulting firm.

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