We are exited to announce ThinkTank Maths Norge AS. Our new daughter company based in Stavanger, Norway
We are pleased to have Grethe Moen and Gunnar Espeland join us as our Non-Executive Directors. Both Grethe and Gunnar bring to our Board their strategic experience and insight as we make plans to work with Norwegian industry, academia and Government to create vital new technology and sovereign capabilities particularly in the New Space and the Energy Transition sectors. https://w2.brreg.no/enhet/sok/detalj.jsp?orgnr=827055832
Ms. Moen has close to 40 years of experience in leadership positions within the oil, gas and energy industry, including 25 years (1982-2007) with Equinor (Statoil) and four years (2007-2011) with Shell Europe. From 2013 to 2021, she served as CEO of Petoro AS, the Norwegian State-owned oil company managing the State Direct Financial Interest in Joint Ventures (SDFI/SDØE), and previously as Vice President of Petoro from 2011 to 2013. Since 2021, Ms. Moen is the owner and CEO at VITE Energy AS. In 1999, she served as Chairman of the Board in Navion AS and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of NEO Energy (UK) (since 2020), TGS AS (since 2021) and OKEA AS (since 2021), as well as of several Technology Start-Ups.
Mr. Espeland is partner/lawyer and head of Simonsen Vogt Wiig law firm Stavanger-office and is specialized within commercial law, project development, joint ventures and corporate law/corporate governance. His experience includes close to 20 years practice within the oil and gas industry, and his practice includes assistance to start-up companies within technology development and energy transition. Mr. Espeland holds various board of director positions.
SaxaVord Space Traffic Management Consortium
The SaxaVord UK Spaceport (Unst, Shetland) is taking advantage of its exceptional geographic position as a small satellite launch site with access to near polar, Sun-synchronous orbits, to become a comprehensive Northern Space Launch and Observation Centre.
SaxaVord Spaceport, ThinkTank Maths Limited (TTM) and Dr. Moriba Jah have committed to collaborate as the SaxaVord Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Consortium to create commercially viable SDA/STM services based on scientifically robust capabilities (abductive inference and analysis), which ensure the safe and sustainable use of Space. Moriba Jah is a world expert and thought leader in dealing with collision risks to satellite constellations due to ever-increasing space traffic and debris orbiting in Lower Earth Orbit (LEO). The SaxaVord SDA Consortium will deliver assured SDA services to commercial and Government clients – giving them insight and confidence from their data to make complex manoeuvre decisions and protect their assets – this is known as decision-quality insight at the speed of relevance. ThinkTank Maths is reducing the current level of uncertainty in the assumed position of a space object and its predicted orbit. The ARGUSGraph, our SDA platform, also uses TTM’s Trusted Reasoning Architecture (TRA™) to fuse vast heterogenous data sets from our powerful digital library of space domain data. The SaxaVord SDA Consortium is also exploring innovative sensing partnerships to help to more accurately detect, track, and characterise space objects. Together we aim to create an end-to-end space domain decision intelligence capability – a leading provider of assured Space Traffic Management services to satellite constellation operators – and a determining element of the UK and its allies’ sovereign SDA capability.
The Consortium will also offer a range of launch support services to the New Space industry.
ThinkTank Maths has supported the SaxaVord Spaceport since our first meeting in May 2018, bringing our commercial contacts at ArianeGroup (France) to Shetland in the summer of 2018 to help the Shetland Space Centre define an operations concept and assess the range of missions possible for its Spaceport project in the frame of a three-month study.
In my exploration of wicked problems requiring the creation of solutions that are allergic to viral prejudice used by most as a flawed way to remove the inherent uncertainties, the universe led me to the intellectual tavern called Think Tank Maths for a much needed drink.Moriba Kemessia Jah
Moriba Kemessia Jah
Moriba Jah is an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin where he is the holder of the Mrs. Pearlie Dashiell Henderson Centennial Fellowship in Engineering.+ Learn More
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Register Today for Our Space Cafe Scotland by Angela Mathis on 1 July 2021
Space Café Scotland : Scotland will ‘lead by example’ to develop Sustainable New Space Economy. Scotland has end-to-end Space capabilities, we can try things out – like a ‘living lab’, says Kristina Tamane.
Thank you to our guest speakers: Daniel Smith, Moriba Jah, Massimiliano Vasile and Kristina Tamane. And to everyone at SpaceWatch.Global, AstroAgency and the Scottish Space Leadership Council for their partnership, input and support: https://lnkd.in/d9RhBvs
ConocoPhillips and ThinkTank Maths sign new agreement
ConocoPhillips and ThinkTank Maths sign agreement for the second phase of Ekofisk R&D project
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS and ThinkTank Maths Limited have entered into a new R&D agreement to continue the development of an innovative, ‘augmented intelligence’ geo-steering decision-support software, which aims to support drilling operations in the Ekofisk field on the Norwegian continental shelf.
ThinkTank Maths Limited is an established and recognised provider of innovative operational solutions based on its unique mathematical research and data analysis capabilities in several high-performance Engineering sectors; aeronautics, defence, space, transport and oil and gas.
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS carries out exploration and production of oil and gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS is both an operator and a licensee in several producing fields on the Norwegian Shelf.
Inspiring Highschool Students to follow STEM Careers
It is with great enthusiasm that ThinkTank Maths sponsored and participated in its fifth event of this fantastic initiative to inspire the next generation of Mathematicians. Members of our staff and research team engaged once again with the keenly curious and determined would-be, ‘high school scientists’ on our interactive “build-a-graph” stand, and delivered a series of workshops at the various events across Scotland throughout 2017.
SmartSTEMs exits now for two years and in 2017 is “set to roll out the biggest expansion in it’s short history. Bigger events and more events, our network will reach a record number of young people with a wider network of business leaders, innovators and leading thinkers in the STEM environment”, says the founder, Stuart MacDonald. “The aim of each conference is to reach out to young people and inspire them about STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) careers and help organisations and educators hear about the latest opportunities for young people”.
The ThinkTank Maths’ team organised a series of fun workshops, such as asking, “What do Graph Theory and chocolate have in common?” The answer being, of course, “Mathematics.” Everyone leaves with their head buzzing about “graph theory”; its origins and modern day usefulness, and has a lot more than just a bar of chocolate to take home and chew over…
For more information on the SmartSTEMs organisation and its 2017 Programme follow this link: SmartSTEM
Inspiring Highschool Students to follow STEM Careers
The Scottish Oil Club to be joined by Chief Executive of ThinkTank Maths
ThinkTank Maths’ Chief Executive, Angela Mathis, has been elected as a board member at the leading national energy discussion and debate forum, The Scottish Oil Club.
The club is a highly connected network of global industry specialists who share their wisdom, vision and experience of the energy sector via regular speaking engagements and presentations. Members of The Scottish Oil Club are world-leading professionals and experts in energy-related fields, including academia, renewable energy, scientific research, engineering and more. The members come together to debate and give informed insights on the political, economic, industrial and technological aspects of petroleum and other energy industries.
In Good Company
Angela is joining prestigious company at The Scottish Oil Club. The club dates back to 1975 when it was first founded as The Edinburgh and Leith Petroleum Club. In 1998, the Glasgow-based Oil Club joined forces with the Edinburgh club to create The Scottish Oil Club. The club is an international endeavour, with membership throughout Scotland, Europe and the rest of the world. The diverse membership of this non-profit energy NGO comes from the energy industry as well as other supporting service corporations and organisations. Current corporate members include Shell, BP, the Scottish Government, Centrica, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh University and many more.
Why ThinkTank Maths?
“We invited Angela Mathis to join the board of The Scottish Oil Club because not only is she a passionate and informed member of the oil and gas community in Scotland – and globally too – but through her company, ThinkTank Maths, she also brings extensive knowledge of mathematics, engineering, and scientific research gained working with global advanced engineering industries,” said Rob Schneider, the Executive Secretary of The Scottish Oil Club. “ThinkTank Maths is a unique business within the energy sector and we hope the insight, dynamism and ground-breaking approach ThinkTank Maths brings to the oil and gas industry will inspire our members.”
Beyond the Boundaries of Science & Innovation
“I am honoured to be asked to join the Board of The Scottish Oil Club. At ThinkTank Maths we believe this nomination acknowledges our innovative vision and our specific contribution to providing paradigm-changing mathematical and scientific solutions to the vital industrial and economic ecosystem of the oil and gas industry.
Part of our mission is to offer a distinctive expertise within the energy sector in Scotland, the UK and beyond, with the view to stimulate new ideas and strategies of The Scottish Oil Club’s member companies, individuals and students who work and study within advanced engineering fields. As a board member of The Scottish Oil Club, we hope to bring new insight and broaden understanding of the global energy sector and where it needs to grow, adapt and transform itself to meet current challenges.” – Angela Mathis, CEO ThinkTank Maths
Perhaps most importantly, this collaboration allows both ThinkTank Maths and the Scottish Oil Club to develop and push the boundaries of science and innovation within the energy sector. Some in the industry are entrenched in dated practices and thinking, meaning new advances in science may not be being put to optimal use within the energy, or oil and gas sectors. Our shared objective within the energy sector is to use forward-thinking, innovative mathematics and scientific research to develop new technologies.
Cutting-edge contributions to the sector include developing new approaches in Geoscience – particularly understanding sub-surface geology and hydrocarbon behaviours in reservoirs, which will improve the development of conventional and unconventional oil and gas extraction.
Out-of-the-box thinking, rigorous observation, relentless innovation: that’s what typifies ThinkTank Maths – making it a worthy member of The Scottish Oil Club.