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Mr. Simonsen is responsible for the Executive Offshore Market Outlook (EOMO) service and customized client consulting within offshore rig and vessel market segments. He is responsible for the new offshore decommisssioning service in IHS Markit.
Mr. Simonsen has experience from finance and market research within all offshore oil and gas sectors since 1997, and before that 13 years of experience in both the equity and lending side of the financial industry. He founded the market intelligence company Offshore Research AS in 1999, and the company was acquired by ODS-Petrodata in 2008. ODS-Petrodata was acquired by IHS Markit in 2011.
He holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science from the Norwegian School of Business Administration and Economics (NHH), Bergen, Norway.