Our Story

RoQC Data Management AS is a Software, Advisory and Consultancy company spezialising in Subsurface Data Management.

RoQC was founded in 1998 in Tau, Norway. Our main office is located in Stavanger, Norway and our  US affiliate, RoQC Data Management LLC., is located in Houston. Together we serve a growing multinational client base.

RoQC was originally a consultancy driven company. Its software development started as a support function to consultants out in the field. Later, the software development commercialized into what has become the RoQC Tools software suite.

Today RoQC Data Management is a software and consultancy company with local and global clients. Together with our clients, we aim to strengthen data quality assurance and increase data quality by applying strong domain knowledge and innovative software development in the subsurface data management domain.

Our Vision

"To create the tools that will get the job done - not just report the problem", is RoQCs mantra. Our vision is to create efficient and time saving solutions in the Subsurface Data Management domain,
Our RoQC software suite (RoQC Tools) represents unmatched time-saving and efficiency gains in Data Management. RoQC Tools provide extended and unique functionality and workflows to the Petrel*, Studio* and Openworks* subsurface technology environments.
*Petrel and Studio are the mark of Schlumberger
 *OpenWorks is the mark of Halliburton Landmark


RoQC Data Management

RoQC was founded in 1998 in Tau, Noway. The founder, Ian Barron, started up with consultancy in the Subsurface Data Management domain.




After multiple assignments working for small, large and national E&P companies Ian Barron began to develop software code to speed up traditional and time consuming tasks. RoQC grows and consists of 5 staff.


RoQC Tools Software Development

1st commercial release of RoQC Tools for OpenWorks available.



RoQC Tools for Petrel

1st commercial release of RoQC Tools for Petrel. A plug-in to Petrel for identification of erronius Petrel project data and clean up tools.


RoQC restructures

Ian Barron and Bjørn Thorsen forms a business partnership and restructures RoQC. New organization is emerging with Bjørn Thorsen as the CEO and Ian Barron as the CTO. Wendy Aga as the Services and Account Manager and later the same year Ronald Jacobsen as the Sales and Marketing Manager



Team Expansion

RoQC hires a Techincal Soultions Advisor and a Software Developer





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