Location: Bergen, Norway

Employment type: Permanent Employee

Contact person: Øyvind Skarveland

Contact number: +47 92654116


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Legal Counsel Well Services

Published 17.06.2024

Odfjell Technology delivers safe, efficient, and sustainable solutions that save time, cost, and reduce carbon emissions for our clients. Our people connect 50 years of industry experience with the technology of tomorrow. With projects in more than 20 countries we are looking for talented people who can help us overcome the today’s challenges and realise the opportunities ahead.

As part of Odfjell Technology, Well Services is a significant global player within the upstream oilfield service sector, providing tubular running services, drilling tool rental and well intervention services, employing hundreds of skilled, highly qualified and engaged employees based all over the globe.  

A vacancy has arisen for the position as Legal Counsel in Well Services, where you will be part of the legal team in Odfjell Technology and report to the General Counsel.  The position will be based in Norway, preferably in Bergen or Stavanger. 
Preferred knowledge, skills & qualifications: 
•Master’s degree in law. Knowledge of English law (in addition to Norwegian law) would be positive 
•Minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience from contractual work, preferably related to the oil and gas service industry 
•Excellent legal and contractual competence 
•Fluent in English, both oral and written 
•Resourceful, independent and ability to see the big picture and the important details 
•Excellent communication and cooperation skills 
•Accurate and systematic with high quality standards 
•High level of personal integrity 
•Efficient and flexible 
•Capable of delivering quality on time 
The main duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the responsibilities detailed below: 
•Evaluate terms and conditions, risks and insurance requirements in all WS tenders and other contracts  
•Be a resource person in tenders and contract negotiations, including risk assessment and improvement processes 
•Be a resource person and advisor for WS’ global and regional management, business development and operations in all contract and legal issues 
•Be a resource person for the General Counsel and contribute to maintaining and further developing the group’s legal competence with a view to ensure quality, competitiveness and customer satisfaction 
•Contribute to planning, establishing and coordinating measures to maintain, coordinate, strengthen and continuously improve the group’s legal and contractual work 
•Contribute to develop and define goals and action plans for the discipline in cooperation with the General Counsel 
Why you should join our team 
The Odfjell group recognises that the shift to renewable energy requires a new way of thinking. By leveraging diverse, cross-functional teams we drive innovation, sustainability, and technological improvements across the business. Our people are at the heart of what we do to drive change as we continue to shape and grow the business. 
We strive to create a satisfying and motivating workplace for our employees and an arena for sharing experiences with a focus on ongoing learning and development. Our employees report high levels of empowerment, open dialogue, and trust. 
We believe that diversity and inclusion are pre-conditions to succeed in a global marketplace. We believe our company values should be reflected in the everyday behaviour of our leaders and employees alike. 
We offer: 

  • Learning and development support
  • Collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment
  • Part of a global company with opportunities for growth and development.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits including paid time-off, insurances and retirement
  • Flexible home office opportunities
  • Mobile phone, home internet connection, welfare benefits


We live our core values – creative, competent, result oriented, committed – while always being safety conscious. 

We use Semac background checks in our recruitment process.