Scale Protection is founded and managed by Ole Magnar Drønen.

His background is from Statoil, where he worked for 22 years within reservoir, production, and subsurface management. His  main experience is from operating oil fields such as Statfjord, Veslefrikk and Norne. He served as subsurface manager for the Norne field for 10 years.

In addition he has worked for a startup oil company, Discover Petroleum, Weatherford and independent consultant.





Henrik Carlsen
Chairman of the Board

Henrik Carlsen's background is physics and reservoir engineering. He was in Statoil for over 30 years in different managerial positions, among them top manager for Statoil's NCS operations.

Ole Magnar Drønen
CEO and Board Member

Ole Magnar Drønen's background is reservoir engineering. He worked in Statoil for more than 20 years within reservoir, production, and subsurface management. Ole Magnar founded Scale Protection.

David Lysne
Board Member

David Lysne's background is within Process Engineering. He worked with oil and gas technologies in Sintef for 19 years. He also founded and managed ResLab Integration that was purchsed by Weatherford. He is today senior partner in ProVenture.

Svein-Olav Torø
Board Member

Svein-Olav Torø's background is material technology. He worked for 15 years in Kongsberg Automotive within production, design and management. He has managed Kongsberg Innovation since 2008.


Trond Slettbakk
Board Member

Trond Slettbakk is a qualified veterinarian and has worked more than 20 years in different positions related to veterinary medicine. From 2005 he has managed Kunnskaps-parken Nord and been supervising numerous startups.


Ingvar Katmo
Board Member

Ingvar Katmo’s background is within corporate finance. He worked as a management consultant with McKinsey before he joined ProVenture in 2007.



John-Arne Hørløck
Board Member

John-Arne Hørløck’s background is within economics. He worked as accountant and consultant at PwC and Accenture prior to joining Investinor where he is currently working.