Ola Often

M.Sc. Marine Engineering and Ship Design, NTNU

Often has almost 38 years of experience primarily in oil and gas, but also wind power and cruises.

Often combines analytical capacity with broad technical experience from offshore, maritime, underwater, drilling and riser disciplines, floating and fixed offshore wind.

The references include the advisory role for development of Hurtigruten Amundsen Explorer Cruise ship, the first hybrid explorer cruise vessel in the world. He has been responsible for the design development of Equinor's Hywind from Demo to Buchan Deep.

He has further been involved in several early phase projects including Waste2Fuel and Carbon Capture.


  • Technology Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Risk Management
  • Process improvement
  • Structural/Marine
  • Sub-contr. management
  • FPSO technology


  • Hurtigruten
  • Ramböll
  • FPSOcean
  • Fred. Olsen
  • ABB
  • PGS