Guildford and Aberdeen based Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies has appointed Mike Branchflower as Global Sales Manager – Flow Assurance, to assist with the firm’s growth and development plans for its LedaFlow multiphase flow simulator.

Now firmly established as a leading multiphase flow simulator, LedaFlow is the product of over ten years of innovative development by SINTEF, which was sponsored by Total and ConocoPhillips, and commercialised by KONGSBERG. It is based on models that are closer to the actual physics of multiphase flow and provides a step change in detail, fidelity, quality, accuracy and flexibility over existing multiphase flow simulation technology.

“I’m extremely impressed with Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies and LedaFlow. The company’s leadership in oil & gas technology development is clearly evident and LedaFlow is a testament to this. I am delighted to have joined Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies and am looking forward to growing the LedaFlow business,” said Branchflower.

Prior to joining Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies, Mike was instrumental in growing SPT Group's (and then Schlumberger's) OLGA and OLGA Online business in Europe from 2002, where he worked as an Account Manager and Business Development Manager. He has also held commercial and technical roles with IHS Energy, Petroconsultants-MAI and Alfa Laval. Mike is a Chemical Engineering graduate and has worked in upstream oil and gas for all but the first two years of his career.

Mike Topp, Managing Director of Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies Ltd added, “Mike’s appointment strengthens our position in the production assurance market and his expertise will support our customers worldwide to enhance their flow assurance capabilities.”

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies is part of the KONGSBERG Group, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. The company provides a unique range of software solutions, services and subsea infrastructure that covers the entire lifecycle of oilfields. The firm currently employs 30 members of staff in the UK and over 700 globally.

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