Executive Management

Rune O Pedersen

Rune O. Pedersen (1970)
President & CEO

Rune joined PGS in October 2010 and became President and CEO in 2017. Previously, he combined the roles of PGS General Counsel and Head of Legal, with responsibility for communication, strategic customer relations, marketing, and corporate development. Prior to joining PGS, he served for four years as a partner in the law firm Arntzen de Besche, specializing in oil and gas, and before that worked as an attorney and associate in the same firm. He started his career as a junior research fellow at the University of Oslo and has served as a deputy judge at district court level, in Norway. He serves as a board member of E&P company, OKEA. Rune has a law degree from the University of Oslo, a post-graduate diploma in European competition law from Kings College London, and an MBA from London Business School.


Gottfred Langseth, SVP and CFOGottfred Langseth (1966) 
Executive Vice President and CFO

Gottfred joined PGS in November 2003 and was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2004. Before joining PGS, he was the chief financial officer at the information technology company Ementor ASA, and the senior vice president for finance and control at the offshore construction company Aker Maritime ASA. He began his career with Arthur Andersen in Norway in 1991, qualifying as a Norwegian state authorized public accountant in 1993. Gottfred holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics.


Nathan Oliver, EVP Sales & MarketingNathan Oliver (1966) 
Executive Vice President of Sales & Imaging

Nathan joined PGS in 1993 and was named EVP Sales and Marketing in January 2019. He has served PGS globally in various locations, managing international teams in London, Houston, Singapore, and KL, with regional responsibilities for Europe, West Africa, North and South America, and Asia Pacific, running a range of PGS activities from advanced imaging to MultiClient. Prior to joining PGS, he worked at Digicon Geophysical. Nathan holds an MSc Geoscience from the University of Sheffield, and a BSc in Geology from Kingston University.


Berit Osnes EVP New Ventures & Strategic ProjectsBerit Osnes (1964)
Executive Vice President of New Ventures

Berit joined PGS in 2006 and assumed her current position in January 2019. She has served in various MultiClient sales management roles, including Vice President Geophysics Europe, Africa, and Middle East, Vice President MultiClient Europe, Senior Vice President MultiClient, and SVP Strategic Projects. She was also an employee-elected member of the PGS Board of Directors in 2015 and 2016. Before joining PGS she held technical management positions with Geoteam AS and Veritas DGC Ltd. Prior to this, she spent 11 years with Norsk Hydro working within field development, exploration, and geophysical operations. Berit holds an MSc Geophysics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).


Rob Adams EVP Operations Rob Adams (1976)
Executive Vice President of Operations

Rob joined PGS in 1998, becoming EVP Operations in January 2020. He has experience from all our business areas, including offshore, and has carried regional responsibility for projects and teams running acquisition and processing activities in Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. As SVP New Ventures (2018 – 2020) he was responsible for new MultiClient projects across all continents. Rob has been involved in framing our initiatives for reducing turnaround and future visioning. Rob holds a BSc in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Durham.



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