Marius Firing

Tel: +47 95 14 46 68

Marius Firing joined Melberg Partners in 2002 and became Managing Director in 2005. Special skills lies within asset transactions and valuation analysis in the energy industry.

Prior to joining Melberg Partners, Marius Firing held various positions in ExxonMobil both national and international, along supervising on integrated risk management/economic modeling on behalf of a Oslo based consultancy firm.

Marius Firing graduated with a Master of Science in Marine Technology, with emphasis on Project Management, from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) in 1997

Eirik Lunde

Tel: +47 99 57 28 11

Eirik Lunde joined Melberg Partners in 2004 and his experience lies within transactions, commercialization and asset valuation analysis within the energy industry.

Prior to joining the Melberg team, Eirik was a financial consultant with KPMG Consulting in London, serving blue chip companies with financial management advisory.

Eirik Lunde graduated with a Master of Science in Management from the London School of Economics in 2000.

Christian H. Andreassen

Tel: +47 91 62 70 96

Christian H. Andreassen has been with Melberg Partners since 2005. His expertise includes Corporate and Asset Valuations, Financial Analysis, Operational Improvement and Financial Management.

Christian has industry experience from Schlumberger, where he held various positions within Tax, Finance and Business Analyses. He also served 5 years as Finance Manager with Halliburton (Landmark Graphics)

Christian earned an MSc in International Business in 1995 from the University of Surrey (UK).

Kristian Nilssen

Tel: +47 90 18 97 32

Kristian Nilssen joined Melberg Partners in 2008. His experience lies within commercial transactions and valuation analysis in the oil and gas business.

Kristian Nilssen is coming from the position as Business Development Coordinator in ConocoPhillips Norge. Kristian also has experience as Advisor for the Norwegian Oil Taxation Office.

Kristian graduated as Siviløkonom from the Norwegian School of Business and Administration in 1999.

Edvard Aarsland

Tel: +47 97 18 27 72

Edvard Aarsland became member of the Melberg Partners team in 2011.

Edvard has extensive experience within a range of corporate finance services in combination with E&P and oil service business development.

Edvard holds a MBA, a Master of Science (sivilingeniør), a Master of Management and is also a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA/AFA)

Kristoffer Gjerland

Tel: +47 41 59 86 04

Kristoffer Gjerland joined Melberg Partners in 2013. His experience lies within Commercial Analysis and Business Development in the E&P industry.

Kristoffer has more than six years of industry experience from Statoil (Equinor), where he held various positions within Project Control, Commercial Analysis and Business Development.

Kristoffer graduated with a Master of Science (Siviløkonom) from NHH and a CEMS Master in International Management from NHH and University of Cologne in 2007.

Sigbjørn Seland

Tel: +47 917 30 039

Sigbjørn Seland joined Melberg Partners in 2014. His experience lies within commercial analysis, negotiations and energy market analysis.

Sigbjørn has experience from commercial negotiations regardig tie-in and lease concepts, in addition to economical analysis, in both Norway and Denmark. He also has extensive energy market analysis knowledge from Statoil (Equinor), where he held various positions with responsibilities ranging from long-term market analysis and project support to short-term trading analysis.

Sigbjørn graduated with a Master of Science (Siviløkonom) degree from Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH) in 2009.

Eirik F. Hærem

Tel: +47 957 22 145

Eirik F. Hærem joined Melberg Partners in 2019. He has extensive experience from the oil & gas and financial industries in Norway and abroad.

Eirik’s key strengths include business development, financial & commercial analysis, project management, strategy development and business planning.

Eirik has a detailed understanding of the oil & gas value chain, gained from various roles within exploration, developments, production and decommissioning – for operators, joint venture partners and contractors. He has financial industry experience from investment banking in London, and from asset management and brokerage firms in Norway.

Eirik holds a Master degree in economics from the University of Bergen (2009).

Thomas H. Drange

Tel: +47 926 59 391

Thomas H. Drange joined the Melberg Partners team in 2018. His experience includes Corporate and Asset valuations, Financial modelling, Corporate Finance and Financial due diligence services.

Prior to joining Melberg Partners, Thomas worked as a Senior Associate in PwC Deals in Stavanger for four years. Previous work includes audit, valuation & modelling, transaction services and corporate finance. Thomas has predominantly worked with O&G related clients.

Thomas holds a MSc in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and a BSc in Business and Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Nikolai Polikanov

Tel: +47 986 24 861

Nikolai Polikanov joined Melberg Partners in 2019. Nikolai speaks Norwegian, English and Russian fluently and holds substantial international working experience.

Prior to joining Melberg Partners, Nikolai has worked with Finance & Analysis in Orkla ASA and with Project Planning in Reinertsen Oil & Gas.

Nikolai has been part of various financial and organizational assessment projects, change management initiatives, as well as M&A integration engagements in Norway and UK. He has also worked with M&A studies, planned tender proposals and various technical studies.

Nikolai holds a Postgraduate Diploma of Business administration and is currently finalizing his MBA from Edinburgh Business School. Nikolai also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Logistics with special focus on project management and the NCS.


Endre O. Sund

Mr. Sund is an independent advisor in the Finance, E&P and Shipping sector. He has broad international Board experience within the Shipping, Finance and E&P sector.

He served as the CEO of the A.Wilhelmsen Group and also as CEO/Chairman of the listed Awilco Offshore/Shipping for 8 years. He co-founded the PE fund Energy Ventures and also served as Chairman there for five years.

Mr. Sund has also worked for Chevron-Texaco and later joined the Swedish bank SEB and served as a Director of Corporate Finance there for five years. Mr Sund has also been board member of Ferd Holding AS for several years and has various other Chairman/directorships.

Sund is educated from the Royal Naval Academy, the Norwegian School of Economy and finance (BI) and Harvard Business School (PMD).