HOUSTON, TEXAS, September 12, 2013 - Nor-Ocean Offshore, a leading brokerage and advisory company servicing the offshore oil and gas industry, has opened a new office in Houston.

“A permanent presence in Houston is strategically important to better serve our global clients, many of whom are headquartered in the U.S.,” says Paal Nordgreen, Managing Partner at Nor-Ocean Offshore. The new office offers brokerage and advisory services globally in relation to newbuilding, sale and purchase, chartering projects for offshore drilling rigs (jack-up, semi-submersible and drillship) and specialized vessels. The Houston office Partners are Espen S. Johansen.


Nor-Ocean Offshore is a leading offshore shipbroking and consultancy company, with additional focus on international project finance. We have our core expertise in assisting in procurement and chartering of most types of equipment to the offshore industry e.g. offshore support vessels, drilling units, subsea vessels including diving and ROV vessels, production platforms as well as construction and accommodation units. Nor-Ocean Offshore enjoys long lasting and close relationships with several of the major oil companies, ship and rig owners, ship yards and technical design companies influential in the offshore oil and gas sector. In addition to the principal office in Oslo, Nor-Ocean is represented in Rio de Janeiro, Houston and strategic partnership in Mexico.

In Q2-2012 Nor-Ocean Offshore joined forces with Arctic Securities ASA. Arctic Securities ASA supplements Nor-Ocean Offshore by providing services within investment banking which enable us to provide a broader range of services to our clients.

“Our goal is to draw synergies and create alliances in order to increase efficiency and maximise return for our clients.”

Nor-Ocean Offshore is member of the anti-bribery association Trace.

Nor-Ocean Offshore AS. P.O. Box 1833 Vika, N-0123 Oslo. Norway. Phone +47 22124520. Fax: +47 21013137.

Nor-Ocean Offshore AS