Key personnel in Innowell Solutions have been involved in ICD and AICD technologies for more than 25 years. In 2009 – 2011, different mechanisms for discriminating between desired and undesired fluids were investigated, and it was concluded that the use of density differences between fluids provides the best flexibility, adaptability and robustness for a wide range of fields.
The basic principles behind the DAR technology were developed in 2012, and a Joint Industry Project (JIP) was kicked off in 2015. The JIP was completed in August 2018 with excellent prototype test results. As part on an ongoing DEMO2000 pilot project, the goal is now to test the DAR technology in a real well in 2020/2021.
Innowell Solutions was established in 2012 (VAT no. 999 161 340) as the owner of the patents associated with the DAR technology. Following a change of ownership and a re-branding process in 2017, the current company name was introduced. Thorleif “Totte” Lager was employed and still serves as Company CEO. A Board of Directors was established with experienced professionals having background from managerial positions in leading service and operating companies involved in technology development and application.
Thorleif “Totte” Lager
CEO / General Manger / Founder
37 years experience in Norwegian & Int’l O&G industry. Drilling, well operations mgt. and field development technology.
Norsk Hydro (1980-88)
Proffshore AS (1988-2008) – Founder & CEO
Acona AS (2008 – 2017) – VP
Technical Manager / Founder
Inventor. ERV JIP Project Leader. 20+ years experience as multiphase flow modeling specialist.
ABB & Vetco (1997 – 2005)
FMC (2006 – 2007)
Acona Flow Technology (2007 – 2017)
Board of directors
Chairman of the board
Torger Skillingstad, former CEO and CTO at Resman AS
Trygve Rinde, Founder, CEO at Ranold AS
Vegar Grüner, Inventor, Well Flow Specialist at Ranold AS
Gunnar Andersen, Founder, CEO and COB at TecWel
Geir Solli, Investor and former SVP Operations at DetNorske