Published: 12.Dec - 2018

We are pleased to announce the news that we are combining with AGR to create a leading provider of well-, reservoir, and software services.  

On a consolidated basis, the merged company would have total year-to-date revenues of NOK 500 million, EBITDA of NOK 18 million and approximately 415 professionals as of September 2018. 

Karl Erik Kjelstad, CEO of Akastor, says:  

"I am pleased that Akastor continues to find industrial transactions that visualize the value in our portfolio. With First Geo as our contribution, we have created a new global company to build on in the years to come".

Closing of the Transaction is subject to approval from Norwegian competition authorities, and certain other customary conditions. Closing is expected to take place at the end of Q1 2019.  

AGR will be consolidated in to Akastor ASA's financial reporting post-closing. 

We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues on board in 2019! 


Published: 14.Mar - 2018

First Geo’s reservoir engineer Hassan Karimaie is author of the paper "Feasibility Study and Development Concepts for Barents Sea Oil Discoveries"  being presented at OTC Asia next week!

Co-authors are First Geo’s Managing Director Helge Nyrønning, S. Pourmuhammadi and J. Reeds

Published: 14.Feb - 2018

Come join us in London on 22-23 February 2018 for the first joint EAGE/PESGB Velocities Workshop. The workshop has a strong focus on case studies and practical solutions. Our experts Ivar Meisingset, Jørnar Heggsum Hubred, and Daria Krasova will share their knowledge on:  

Quantified Uncertainty Estimation in Depth Conversion 

Understanding Delta Anisotropy on a Regional Scale

High Quality Regional Velocity Modelling for Depth Conversion 


We look forward to seeing you there!

Published: 09.Feb - 2018

First Geo will present at the first joint EAGE/PESGB Velocities Workshop in London, on 22-23 February 2018.

Workshop on Velocities

Reliable velocities are key to the success, efficiency and safety of hydrocarbon exploration, development and drilling activities. First Geo's exploration team will present our leading method during this exciting 2-day programme.

Daria Krasova will chair the section "Improving Input for Velocity Model Updates" helping industry and academia to show how the latest technologies enable us to produce more reliable and higher resolution velocity estimates than ever beofre to reduce risk and uncertainty.

Published: 23.Jan - 2018

First Geo is seeking a drilling engineer for a one year assignment with possible extension.

Qualification Requirements :

Must have minimum 2 years experience within well planning and operations

BSc in relevant engineering discipline

Good communications skills across multiple disciplines (Geology, Subsea, Well, HSE, Commercial)

Good knowledge of the English and preferably the Norwegian language



CVs should be sent to




Published: 21.Dec - 2017


Published: 18.Dec - 2017

hiQbe® is a Regional High Quality Velocity Cube for all Norwegian sector areas and UK  produced using the best technology with the most comprehensive database.

Our customers enjoy yearly updates, and we are happy to say that all customers have received this years updated cubes.

hiQbe® is the perfect depth conversion solution for our customers. From regional to prospect scale hiQbe® guarantees you fast and effective exploration work.

Its time to work in depth!

Published: 28.Nov - 2017

Check out the Christmas Edition of SPE Oslo's magazine The First.

We have an article published relating to The Role of Geophysical Uncertainty in Field Development concept selection.


Published: 08.Nov - 2017

Last week, we arranged a networking event, where the topic was Geology from Velocity. Ivar Meisingset held a talk about the topic and we were very happy to see so many faces at the event. We are already looking forward to the next one.

Did you attend the event? Would you like to attend our next one? Let us know in the comments section.

Below is a seletion of pictures from the evening.


Published: 01.Nov - 2017

First Geo is growing, and we need experienced personnel for our Drilling and Well Engineering division for work in the Middle East and West Africa and for consultancy placements for clients in Oslo and Stavanger.

Drilling Engineers, Drilling Supervisors and Logistics coordinators are of high interest.


Qualification requirements:


University degree within relevant field.

Minimum 5 years experience.

Must have experience from Norwegian continental shelf.



CVs should be sent to


Published: 20.Oct - 2017

This week, First Geo was represented by Ivar Meisingset at AAPG in London. Ivar held an oral presentation together with Birger Dahl.


Published: 05.Oct - 2017

Welcome to First Geo's networking seminar in Oslo!

On this occasion, the focus will be on Geology from Velocity. In this seminar you will hear about First Geo velocity to lithology transform for calculation of lithofacies indicator (pseudo lithology) Application of the technique to conventional stacking velocity data of average quality and to velocity data of advanced high resolution. Example and case studies from Australia and Norway.

This is a perfect opportunity to get together with colleagues and peers in a friendly atmosphere to learn something new and valuable.

Light snacks, drinks and great atmosphere provided.

Please sign up here

Published: 08.Jun - 2017

First Geo has a strong team of employees and a large network of associated specialists. Read more about our current available personell here

Available Subsurface Consultants For The Upcoming License Rounds