Kjetil Gjersdal has two important anniversaries to celebrate.

February 2023 marks 50 years of business for Odfjell Drilling, the Oslo-listed, Aberdeen-headquartered contractor he joined as a drilling engineer in 2000.

Next month, Gjersdal will also be celebrating one year as the company’s chief executive, a position he rose to last year after a restructuring that spun off Odfjell Drilling’s energy and well services businesses into a new entity, Odfjell Technology.