Rolf H. Gullaksen is the owner of Yggdrasil LLC, a Consulting Company servicing the Oil Drilling business. Rolf has extensive experience in design and engineering, developing various Drilling and Pipe Handling equipment as well as vast experience as Project Manager and Sales and Business Development.
Rolf graduated from MTI (Malmoe Technical Institute) in Sweden in 1973 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Rolf is the oldest of four siblings, He grew up in Bergen, Norway and has lived and worked in Bergen and Kristiansand (Norway), Malmoe (Sweden), Houston (TX) and Singapore.
He started his professional career as an Engineer in 1974 for S. Munch in Bergen, designing Industrial Cranes. In 1977 he moved to Kristiansand accepting an Engineer position at Maritime Hydraulics, designing Marine Cranes and Offshore Drilling Equipment. As MH grew, Rolf took on multiple roles and ended up in a combined Sales and Engineering role, a role that got him transferred to Houston, TX in 1994 – on an Expert Visa.
Rolf got “head-hunted” to Hydralift in Houston in 1998 as V. P Sales and Marketing. Hydralift later got bought by National Oilwell (NOI) in 2002.
In 2003 Rolf got transferred to NOI’S Singapore location and that assignment lasted until 2007 when he
returned to Houston for the same company (now NOV).
In July 2007 Rolf got “headhunted” again, this time accepting a position as V. P Sales and Marketing for Sense EDM, later the Company changed name to TTS Sense. And in 2012 the company got bought by Cameron.
Rolf stayed with Cameron (now bought by Schlumberger) until June 2020 when he retired and formed