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Earth Science

Our people drive our business and our growing team is made up of experts from across the geoscience, data science and computer science disciplines. Dedicated to bringing innovative solutions to long-standing geoscience applications, we are proud to share our technology to put the power of Machine Learning into geoscientists’ hands.

Management Team

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Kjell-Erik Østdahl

Executive Chairman


Eirik Larsen

Chief Solutions Officer


Dimitrios Oikonomou

Chief Technology Officer


Behzad Alaei

Chief Product Officer


Jarle Kvamme

Chief Financial Officer


Harald Sundalskleiv

Chief Commercial Officer


Board of Directors

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. He is now a Senior Advisor in Blackstone.

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 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 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 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.

Kenichi Hotta is a General Manager in Sumitomo Corporation Global Energy Service Department. He has more than 20 years experience in the global business field, not only in oil and gas industry but also in various industries and countries, including investment activities.

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 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. 


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. 

Unfortunately, we do not currently have any open positions, but please contact us to leave your email for updates on new opportunities.

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