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About us

We wanted to change the world… well maybe not the world, but certainly the intervention market

The Autentik Way

We made it our mission to define the future of interventions

We understood that the industry was at a transition point; the digitalisation of wireline tools was becoming a key requirement. Tools needed to be steered and communicated with while downhole.

It was time to throw out the old toolbox and replace with a well-robot, a tool to replace them  all. We made it our mission to define the future of interventions. ​We are Autentik – the innovators of Wellgrab(TM)

From 2016 the Wellgrab team worked hard to identify the limitations of current tools. We reviewed missing features and looked at opportunities for monitoring the in-hole progress when using digital fishing tools.

After 2 years of development, the technology became commercial in December 2018, with our first two projects taking place in June 2019.

Following successful operations, we signed a global agreement with Welltec for the Wellgrab(TM) technology​.

In August 2019 we were delighted to secure more investors, and this was strengthened further in 2020, when we secured Research Council of Norway funding.​

We have led, and continue to lead, the digital transition of intervention tools. We have come a long way and have much more to come as we continue on our mission.​

We are driving the future of downhole intervention tools. We are Autentik.​

We are growing


We are trying to transform the downhole fishing market. Do you want to transform your career?  Join us and play a part in leading the digitalization of fishing tools. As Autentik grows, we are constantly looking for skilled and experienced employees to join our team.

We will list all available roles here but if you feel you have a unique skillset which would help us on the road to success then please get in touch

The Autentik Board

Our small, yet dedicated team has led, and continue to lead, the digitalisation transition of fishing tools.

Chairman of the board

Atle Sonesen

Atle has more than 25 years of experience within the oil and gas industry. His insights includes well technology & operations, R&D, sales & marketing, business development, project and asset management.

He has been responsible for large capital projects, portfoilio of producing oil and gas fields, building organisational capabilities, and for overall business delivery.

Throughout his career he has been working for companies like Schlumberger, GDF SUEZ, VNG Norge, and Noreco amongst others.

He has been serving at the board of Norwegian Oil and Gas and chairing the industry´s Top Managers Forum. He currently holds the position as Chief Operating Officer of Sekal AS.

Board member

Alexander Ibragimov

15 years’ experience developing downhole tools for O&G industry

10 years’ experience leading positions for design departments

Board member

Geir Magne Johnsen

20 years’ experience leading positions in the Wireline Industry.

10 years’ experience leading positions for PCE / tool design development.


Sylvi Saure Finsrud

Sylvi has a varied background from management positions within oil and gas service companies. Her experience includes developing and leading a consultancy company and managing the marketing and communications departement for another service company. Furthermore, Sylvi  has personal experience from being an entrepeneur and co-founder of a start-up. She joined ProVenture in 2018 and has board positions for several of ProVenture’s portfolio companies.

Board member

Fredrik Hvistendahl

Frederik joined ProVenture as Senior Partner in 2016.

He has more than 30 years experience within the Oil & Gas industry, and started his career in Schlumberger where he worked for 15 years both internationally and in Norway.

He has since held the position of CEO in Hitec Drilling & Marine Systems, Scandpower, Quickflange, Apply Sørco and Acona in addition to serving on the Board of Directors in several start-ups.

He holds a M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Board member

Frode Førre

27 years’ experience from Oil & Gas service. Frode is now working as a private investor and is an active board member


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Autentik AS,
Kanalsletta 2,
4033 Stavanger

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Phone: +47 930 95 261

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