SOSINA Exploration Ltd.

Pre-SOSINA History

It would not have been possible to establish SOSINA Exploration Ltd. without the experience gained within Shell, Seismic-to-Simulation, Odegaard UK and its Danish affiliates Ødegaard A/S, as well as Ødegaard & Danneskiold-Samsøe A/S. The main milestones of these companies are as follows:

1980: John Ødegaard & Ulrik Danneskiold-Samsøe founded the company Ødegaard & Danneskiold-Samsøe A/S. Entire staff photographed in front of the office building.

Number two from left: John Odegaard

Number two from right: Ulrik Danneskiold-Samsøe

1982: Ødegaard & Danneskiold-Samsøe A/S gets its first orders to analyse noise from seismic boats. The noise level was measured using hydrophones mounted on a specially built aluminium structure with wheels to roll on the outside of the hull.

Mr. John Ødegaard onboard M/V ?Western Europa?.

1985: Development of the RAMESSES seismic signal real time on-line monitoring system commences. The project is based on an R&D order from AMOCO

Front page of the RAMESSES instruction manual.

1996: The first seismic inversion service is performed based on the proprietary developed ISIS inversion software

Front page of the ISIS brochure.

1997: After having worked within Shell for 20 years, Dr. David J. Davies founds the 3D seismic company Seismic-to-Simulation in Aberdeen. Odegaard UK joins as partner.

2000: Dr. David J. Davies is named Managing Director of Odegaard UK.

Dr. David J. Davies (2007)

2004: SOSINA is founded and commences operation. It shares office space with the Odegaard office in Aberdeen

2006: Schlumberger/WesternGeco acquires Odegaard A/S, Odegaard UK as well as other sister companies owned by Ødegaard A/S.


SOSINA Exploration Ltd. is an independent oil and gas exploration company. The Company was founded in 2004, but with roots back as a sister company to the company Odegaard Ltd. acquired in 2006 by Schlumberger Inc.

SOSINA's active oil and gas portfolio includes offshore interests in Ireland and the UK. SOSINA's portfolio is balanced between appraisal and exploration assets. Comprehensive information on SOSINA and its oil and gas portfolio is available from SOSINA's website at