about nwg




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  • a company which contribute to develop Norwegian and international oil business safer, more operational and more competitive
  • a company which constantly are striving to keep promises and creates values for both our customers and owners
  • a preferred partner which looks for safe and value-oriented solutions
  • a workplace characterized by satisfaction, where our employees can grow and use their competence and competence and develop their talents

NWG will, in close collaboration with the customers, build, develop and maintain a creative, dynamic and team-oriented organisation that responds to customers’ requirements and expectations.


Our Customer Support Team consists of Sales Representatives, Project Managers and Document Engineers with years of experience. North Well Gefro AS (NWG) has extensive competence related to oil field equipment repair and fabrication critical for major companies in the oil industry.

Through close cooperation with Oil Service Companies and Oil Companies, we ensure that:

Project Managers ensure that every job is done within the set timeline, with the agreed quality.

Document Engineers ensure that the jobs are documented as agreed.

Sales Representatives ensure that the customers are informed and updated when the jobs are in progress.


Continual focus on development in all employees’ roles ensure that NWG’s knowledge within machining, welding and mechanical services, determines that we will be in a position to meet the industry’s constantly changing challenges. Our goal is to be the industry’s preferred centre of expertise within those disciplines, and our staff are our most important resource.

NWG works in close collaboration with OFIR (the Rogaland Industrial Training Office) in connection with the intake of apprentices and the co-ordination of training in machining, welding and mechanical engineering.

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NWG is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 3834-2 standards. The company works according to ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.

NWG is registered in EPIM.



NWG commits to fulfil the requirements of relevant standards, laws and regulations and continually maintain and to improve our management system.

Our company is built on openness, sharing of knowledge and best practice across the organisation. We will promote a stimulating work environment for personal and professional development.

We will strive to meet our customers’ requirements, needs, expectations and desires. The company will work to create an environment for improvements to drive competitiveness for NWG as well as for our customers. This will be the foundation for further development of products, processes and market opportunities. We aim to be the preferred business partner within high professional skills and ethics policies.

Our demands for quality apply to all employees and for our suppliers. Our employees shall be ambassadors for NWG’s values and management principles.



We work towards “zero harm” to injuries and accidents.

NWG believes that all accidents can be prevented. This is achieved by a visible management commitment, the implementation of systematic internal control measures, risk evaluations and initiatives to continually identify and reduce health hazards and environmental risks.

Health, Safety and Environment shall be an integral element in all planning and execution of our activities and we are committed to meet relevant laws and regulations.

Safety and active engagement among our employees will be a significant factor in our corporate philosophy.

NWG believe that high employee satisfaction is necessary for high performance and for sharing of knowledge, stimulating of new ideas and best practice.



NWG works towards “zero harm” to environmental damage and accidents.

NWG commit to continuously improve our environmental system and preventing pollution.

We are committed to limit negative impact on the environment in all our activities.

We shall improve control of environmental issues, and demonstrate active engagement and ensure the importance of safety with suppliers.

We are committed to comply with applicable laws and regulations as the organisation imposes regarding its environment aspects.



We expect all to respect others and act in accordance with the company values.

We will achieve this by:

  • Maintain high business conduct and be ethically conscious in our daily work to ensure NWG’s integrity.
  • Fulfil relevant requirements of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Human rights, and respect laws and local practice.
  • Promote respect for, and observance of, human rights for all without distinction as to age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality or ethnicity and encourage human diversity.
  • Identify and understand the potential of how social and cultural aspects impact on how we work.
  • Lead our business activities in an ethical manner and promote free competition between suppliers.
  • To counteract all kinds of corruption.



NWG is situated by the port to Stavanger, 1 km from the North Sea. Here we disposes a deep water quay with a total length of 320 meters. The quay is located in an ISPS approved harbour, which ensures both ships and port facilities.

NWG’s production facilities and logistics areas are  totalling 4,400 square meters, divided into machining workshop, welding workshop, inspection and logistics area, office facilities, and administration. We also have a 2,000 square meter outdoor area for storage and equipment-handling.




North Well Gefro (formerly Gefro) was established within the emergence of the Norwegian oil industry. Today we are among the nation’s most experienced mechanical workshops within production and maintenance of equipment to the oil industry.

On the road from two brothers to around forty employees working in Harestadveien at Randaberg. NWG has built up valuable experience and developed special skills which enables us to deliver time critical solutions and products on time.

It all began with two men working in a tent at Kalhammaren in 1980.

The two brothers, Geir and Frode Thoresen, had seen the opportunities on how to maintain and repair the equipment for the North Sea. Moreover, there was very little capacity for these services in the area, and the market was growing strongly.

The brothers took on all types of mechanical work at the start: If someone wanted a bicycle repaired, they did it. The philosophy was there right from the very first day: if you delivered good quality at the right price and on time, the customers will come. By this the demand increased.

Demand for their services would come as a result of the company’s good name as a quality supplier, together with constantly searching for good solutions for its customers.

The company gradually grew stronger thanks to quality, deliveries, efficiency and great adaptability. In addition to the assignment for repair and maintenance work, Gefro worked continuously to develop expertise based on the industry’s need for special components and complex constructions.

In 1991 Gefro moved into new premises in the Hammaren industrial area in Tananger. The company developed together with customer needs. Rune Runestad in Runestad Investering became a co-owner of the company. Along with a two-hectare site and modern installations and technology within construction and production, the company had all it takes to develop into a total supplier of services within pipes and drilling equipment.

An important ingredient for success is the staff continuously developing their experience. Key personnel qualified for AutoCAD and Inventor design software. At the same time the company started to use state-of-the-art installations connected to inspection of drilling casings, drill pipes and test pipes. In 1994 the company also became certified in accordance with the NS-ISO 9001 standard.

Persistent, long-term work resulted in 1997 with Gefro being awarded the Regional Quality Prize for small and large businesses in Rogaland by the Norwegian Association of Quality and Leadership (NFKL). The year after Gefro entered into a long-term agreement with the major international oil service company Baker Hughes. The customer list grew and included more and more well-known players in the industry.

In 2010, the board agreed to a name change from Gefro Oilfield Services to North Well Gefro AS (NWG).

On 22 Februar 2016, NWG got new owners, Runestad Investering AS and Ranyard Eiendom AS (Randaberg Industries AS). Together with these to business partners, NWG is able to offer an even wider range of solutions, products and services.