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Organisation and resources

Cecon Contracting employs a core team of highly experienced and multi-disciplinary engineers & project managers. Additionally, we utilise a network of specialist partners with whom we have a long-term working relationship.

Our key employees are:

Jo Braadlie
Managing Director/Project Manager

Mr. Braadlie has more than 20 years of experience from the oil and gas industry with a particular focus on the SURF segment. 11 years in Technip Norge AS with several technical and commercial positions, including 5 years as Project Manager for major development projects. He has also served as Business Development Director of the former Cecon ASA and Maritime Director for Bukser og Berging AS.

Graham Medhurst
Operations & Business Development Manager/Project Manager

Graham Medhurst started his oilfield career in 1989 as a Field Engineer with Schlumberger, before specializing in subsea projects and marine operations. He has gained international experience with Chevron, Technip and Aker Solutions in a variety of positions including Senior Project Manager, Offshore Manager and Operations Director.

Bjørn-Ivar Carlsen
Finanicial Manager/Project Cost Controller

Bjørn Ivar Carlsen has nearly 30 years of experience from financial and management positions from various companies. He has been CFO in Orkla Snacks, Brødrene Dahl AS, Norstat ASA, Secretary General in the Norwegian Skifederation and CEO in Zoncolan ASA.

Jens Buene
Contracts Manager/Project Contracts Engineer

Jens Buene has worked his entire career within the offshore industry. He has a background from Brown & Root as internal auditor and project administrator, which was followed by 27 years at Technip where he led the contracts department. He has been engaged with Cecon since 2016.

Anette Omre
Lead Engineer

Anette is a marine engineer with extensive offshore experience with 2 years as a field engineer on board a Subsea 7 construction vessel. 8 years experience from various SURF projects onshore & offshore. Experienced in planning fast track projects for major companies in the North Sea oil and gas business.

Simon Orr
Principal Engineer

Simon is a Naval Architect with more than 15 years’ experience in vessel design, construction, and operations worldwide. Worked as onshore/offshore engineer and project manager for various SURF, pipeline, FPSO, moorings, conversion and renewables projects in South East Asia, Africa and Europe.

Halvor Snellingen
Principal Engineer

Halvor has 30 year of experience from development of deepwater trenching and dredging system. He has experience from operation from more than 120 project worldwide and protection of more than 6500 km of pipelines, fiberoptical and power cables. 

Christopher Solheim-Allen
QHSES Manager/Project QHSES Engineer

Chris has extensive experience in QHSES, risk & emergency management from the  subsea and nuclear industries. He is a former UK Royal Navy nuclear submarine engineer officer, QHSES Director for Technip Norge, and Head of HSSEQ for Golar floating LNG. Offshore experience from Europe, Mediterranean and West Africa.