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About ESA - Bringing innovative solutions to the energy industry

Bringing innovative solutions to the energy industry





Transforming industrial data into real-life business value

Earth Science Analytics (ESA) is an innovative software company with proven technology and solutions that enables and accelerates the ongoing digitalisation of the energy industry. It was formed in 2016 to create the next generation of subsurface technologies and workflows. ESA is built on extensive domain and industry knowledge with a vast technical offering across MLOps, DevOps, Data Labelling, and DataOps. With EarthNET, our groundbreaking suite of AI-driven geoscience tools,  you can automate time-consuming tasks instead of relying on expensive and deep-domain-driven manual work to achieve an unprecedented efficiency and substantial cost savings.

Our story - Created by geoscientists for geoscientists

Created by geoscientists for geoscientists

In 2016, the consumer landscape was characterised by rapid digital advancements that transformed the way we live, work, and play. Despite this progress, the industrial world, particularly the energy sector, lagged behind with siloed data and inefficient workflows.

ESA was founded by Dr. Eirik Larsen, Dr. Dimitri Oikonomou, Dr. Behzad Alaei, and Dr. Christopher Jackson with a clear mission to improve exploration and production workflows by liberating data and providing AI-driven software and services for geoscience.

With decades of consolidated technology, science, domain and commercial experience and expertise, our founders understood the practicalities and pains of energy companies, grasped the semantics of subsurface data and metadata, understood data connections and workflows, and could see the major opportunities for improvement. EarthNET was born.


Making the industrial world safer, more efficient, and more sustainable

Our vision is to create a transformed industrial world, powered by data and Automated Intelligence to make it more efficient, more secure, and more sustainable without sacrificing profits.

We have built, and continue to build, the next generation of subsurface technologies and workflows. Through ESA ́s technology, we can enable the drastic automation of workflows, increase the quality of results, speed up workflow efficiency by 10x, and remove data and organisational silos and barriers.

Technology is no longer a nice-to-have; it’s an operational requirement, and the responsibility is on companies like ourselves to meet the digitalisation needs of various sectors.

Making the industrial world safer, more efficient, and more sustainable
Democratising access to AI

Democratising access to AI

ESA's mission is to democratise access to AI to help our customers and partners to become more competitive in their processes, products, and services and to generate real business value, fast and repeatedly.

ESA’s technology is designed to empower industrial companies to harness and democratise the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to increase productivity, shift economics, foster sustainable growth, and enhance the profile of the modern workforce. To help the energy industry with its digital transformation, ESA offers consultancy services and multi-client data packages, in addition to our EarthNET Suite of AI-driven geoscience tools.


Our People

At Earth Science Analytics, we're proud to be a team of highly skilled professionals who bring a diverse range of expertise to the table. Our team comprises 47 members, representing over 10 nationalities and including the best minds in various fields such as geoscience, software development, data science, mathematics & physics, and disruptive technology commercialisation.

We're constantly striving to stay at the forefront of our industry, and we believe that this can only be achieved through collaboration and a diverse set of perspectives. Our team is passionate, skilled, and committed to excellence, and we're excited to leverage our diverse range of expertise to help our clients tackle the most significant challenges facing the energy industry today.

Delivering groundbreaking AI software

Delivering groundbreaking AI software

At Earth Science Analytics, our software development team plays a critical role in building and maintaining our cutting-edge software platform, EarthNET. Our team of skilled developers brings together expertise in a range of programming languages, technologies, and development methodologies to create a world-class software product that meets the needs of our clients.

Our software development team is dedicated to delivering high-quality software that is reliable, efficient, and easy to use. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, our commitment to excellence, and our ability to deliver innovative solutions that help our clients achieve their goals.


Unlocking insights for the energy industry

Our Geo/Data Science team is at the forefront of our efforts to develop new, innovative solutions for our clients in the energy industry. Our team of skilled scientists, researchers, and data experts brings together expertise in a range of disciplines, including geology, geophysics, mathematics, and data science, to provide advanced analytical capabilities and insights to our clients.

We're dedicated to developing and applying cutting-edge techniques and methodologies to the challenges of the energy industry. Our Geo/Data Science team work with our clients to develop customised solutions that integrate advanced data analytics with domain-specific knowledge to provide new insights and improve decision-making.

Unlocking insights for the energy industry
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Career in ESA

Interested in joining our international and multicultural team to drive the revolution in using Machine Learning and multi-dimensional data to solve Geoscience problems?

We are always keen to hear from those that share our interests and believe they can contribute to the development of our software, business and team. 

Management Team

Board of Directors

Kjell-Erik Østdahl

Kjell-Erik Østdahl is the chairman of the Earth Science Analytics board of directors. He is former EVP Operations at Schlumberger, Chief Procurement Officer in Statoil and senior partner HitecVision.

Jarle Kvamme

Jarle Kvamme is angel investor and CFO at Earth Science Analytics.. He has over 25 years experience within finance and has previously co-founded successful technology companies like FourPhase and Disruptive Technologies. He played a key role in establishing Norne Securities from scratch as COO and has also held senior management positions in Nordea Bank.

Arne Frøiland

Arne Frøiland has over 20 years of experience in corporate venture capital and venture capital in Europe and North America. He is a member of the team of Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) in Europe. Previously, Arne held corporate venture capital positions in Equinor Venture and Hydro Technology Venture focusing on the renewable and the o&g sectors. Arne has a Master degree in Engineering from the Norwegian Technical University and a Master of Business Degree from London Business School.

Jeroen Van der Hoek

Jeroen Van der Hoek is an Investment Manager at Equinor Ventures. Prior to his current role as investor, Jeroen had 15 years of experience in oil and gas exploration worldwide. He holds a Masters of Petroleum Engineering specializing in reservoir engineering from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. 

Behzad Alaei

Behzad Alaei is co-founder of Earth Science Analytics and serves as Chief Geoscientist in the company. He has 25 years' experience from the E&P industry. He holds a PhD in exploration geophysics from the University of Bergen and is focused on data science to optimize key business processes in petroleum geoscience.

Sogo Kuroiwa

Sogo Kuroiwa is a Deputy General Manager in Sumitomo Corporation Global Energy Service Department. He has 15 years of experience in upstream oil and gas industry. He holds a PhD in physics (solid state physics) and has more than 10 publications in peer reviewed international journals.

Dimitrios Oikonomou

Dimitrios Oikonomou is co-founder and CTO of Earth Science Analytics. He has extensive experience from software development, programming and Machine Learning for more than 20 years. He holds a PhD in electromagnetics and has more than 24 publications in peer reviewed international journals.

Andreas Berger

Andreas Berger is an entrepeneur, speaker, futurist, innovation-centric academic and also the Managing Director of Wintershall Dea Technology Ventures GmbH. Andreas holds a PhD and JD in business law from the University of Regensburg and an MBA from HHL Leipzig.

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A groundbreaking suite of geoscience tools leveraging cloud-technology, high performance computing, and artificial intelligence to liberate your subsurface data and innovate your workflows. 

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Consulting Services

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