About WeST Group

We focus on step-change technology developments for the petroleum industry. Our goal is to improve drilling performance, P&A operations and well production with at least 50 per cent.

Business areas

West Group currently focus on three product groups:

Research & Development

During the last years we have invented and developed several new and important tools for the O&G industry

All products are made in close contact with operating companies, leading suppliers to the global energy industry and our customers.

More about R&D

Career in WeST Group

At WeST Group, we have an immediate need for professionals with experience from mechatronics, design, sales and project management.

We`d like to hear from people with experience, creative ideas and a proven track record.
Do you want to build the future of drilling technology?

We`d like to hear from you!

Founder & CEO

Odd Skjærseth

Odd Børge Skjærseth founded West Group in 2007 with a goal to improve drilling processes. Having previously founded Offshore & Marine and PTC he saw there was great potential for improvement, especially in the drilling disciplines.

Since 2007, both Skjærseth and the technology patented by West Group, has been nominated and awarded numerous awards in Norway and abroad.

Our history

A lot of great things have happened over the last 10 years. Here are some of them: 


Founder and managing director Odd B. Skjærseth founded the company in 2006. He recruited key personell with mixed operational experience and started the task of finding improvement potential in the oil and gas sector.


We start planning the building of the Coninuous Motion Rig in Stavanger.


An award winning year.
  • OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award to West Group and the CMR technology.
  • WeST Drilling Products won the Entrepreneur of The Year Award at Signalkonferansen


OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award to West Group for the SwardPak technology.


The world`s first continuous motion drilling rig is installed for field testing of the CMR technology at IRIS in Stavanger. For the first time in history it is possible to connect drill pipes without stopping the drilling process.


  • West Group enters exclusive cooperative agreement to build and deliver the first onshore Continuous Motion Drilling Rig with Nabors Industries Ltd.
  • We aqcuire Petrolution, a company with considerable experience within development for the well service market. Main focus of the company will be on wireline, coiled tubing, intervention etc. The new name is WeST Petrolution AS. 
  • WeST established WeST Robotics & Digitalisation AS.


  • Vinner av "Spotlight on New Technology" under OTC i Houston.
  • Flyttet til nye lokaler i Maskinveien 9 på Forus utenfor Stavanger