PulseFrac – Formation Stress Testing using Acoustic Shockwaves

About qWave

qWave is now in the process of developing a range of tools for improved perforation, testing, stimulation and cleaning of wells services in the CCS and oil & gas industry. The range of tools and services will be based on a new patented technology invented by qWave. The first tool planned for commercialisation is a rock formation stress testing tool to enable safe and maximised CO2 storage and improved underground knowledge and efficiency in well related operations.

qWave AS was founded in June 2015. The idea behind the technology is to utilize the same principles as used within medicine for extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) for generating series of repeatable focused shockwaves for gradual degeneration of formation, scale, cement etc.

The Team

Jan Ove Nesvik

Jan Ove has 28 years of experience from the oil & gas industry and 18 years in leadership roles in Norway, UK, USA, and Russia , having held various roles within Strategy, Business Development, Commercial, Accounting, Tax, Controlling, Internal Audit, Compliance, Procurement, and IT. He has worked for ConocoPhillips, E.ON E&P, and DEA. Jan Ove holds a Masters in Business Administration from Warwick Business School, with a Bachelor in Computer Science from Univerity of Manchester. Jan Ove joined qWave as CEO in May 2022.

Hans Petter Eng

Hans Petter has more than 25 years experience within the oil & gas industry, having held various technical and managerial positions in oil service and E&P companies such as Schlumberger, 4Sea Energy, Aker Exploration, Det norske and Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants. Hans Petter holds a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. Hans Petter is the founder of qWave and the man behind the idea.

Christopher B. Christophersen
Project Manager

Christopher has over 12 years experience as product developer, support engineer, and project manager within the oil & gas industry. He has worked three years as support engineer for Wireline equipment at Aker Well Service, and more than eight years for Petroleum Technology Company developing a world leading Gas lift portfolio including gas lift valves, Side pocket mandrels, and Kick over tools. Christopher holds a BSc in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. He joined qWave in february 2022

Andre Sætre
Operations Manager

Andre is an Oil & Gas professional, with over 13 years of experience with wireline operations. He has worked in different roles ranging from supervising field operations, technology development and customer engagement, across several companies both in Norway and abroad, such as Archer, Aker Solutions, Altus, and EPLUG. He enjoys working with technology startup. Andre joined qWave in May 2023

Board of directors

Chairman of the Board:

Shona Macfarlane Grant

Board members:
Eivind Aslaksen
Frederik Hvistendahl
Hans Petter Eng