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The History of Omega 365

1987 - 1990

The Startup Years

Omega 365’s history starts in 1987, with the foundation of Futura Datasenter AS in Ølen. The company started up selling personal computers and accessories. Futura Datasenter gradually turned more into a production company, producing hardware and software for various groups.

On the hardware side, developing computer cards for Atari machines was the most advanced production in terms of technology at this stage. On the software side, Omega had developed a software solution for connecting and drawing information from NTB (Norsk Telegrambyrå - the biggest Norwegian news agency). The solution was widely used both domestically and abroad.

Futura Datasenter continued its emphasis in the software development field and developed numerous database applications for businesses of all sizes. In this process, Futura Datasenter acquired a substantial competence and know-how in successfully applying database tools to solve corporate challenges.

1991 - 1995

Evolving into Omega

In 1991, it was decided to take this competence and know-how one step further. The ownership structure was re-organized, and the name was changed to Omega. Since the 1991 upstart, Omega 365 has mainly been involved in the oil & gas industry, supplying highly qualified personnel and developing software solutions.

In 1993, the product concept Pims was introduced and eventually evolved to provide all levels in a project organisation with a tool to assist in controlling the various aspects of project execution. Pims became Omega’s main product when Statoil chose Omega to develop its project control system (later to be known as Pims).

1995 - 1999

Pims Expanding the Horizon

  • Passed 50 team members milestone
  • Ølensvåg office established
  • Omega AS office established in Stavanger
  • Far East Livingston Shipyards - first foreign company to use Pims
  • Chevron chooses Pims for LL-652 development project
  • Saga chooses Pims for the Snorre B development project

2000 - 2004

International Expansion

  • Passed 100 and 200 team members milestone
  • Subsidiary company, Omega PS, established in Houston based on contract with ConocoPhilips
  • Energos chooses Pims for use within its alliance with Umoe and Siemens to build waste treatment units
  • Frame agreement signed with Statoil regarding consultancy services
  • Pims CMS becomes corporate standard CMS system in Statoil
  • AppFrame R2 released
  • Omega Areal is established

2005 - 2009

Rapid Growth

  • Passed 300, 400, 500 and 600 team members milestones
  • Subsidiary company, Omega UAB, established in Lithuania
  • Canada office established
  • Omega PS Singapore office established
  • Offices in Oslo and Bergen established
  • Frame agreement signed with StatoilHydro regarding the delivery of project management, procurement and project control systems

2010 - 2014

Further Growth

  • Office opened in Trondheim in 2010
  • Omega acquires Omniware in 2010
  • Passed 1000 team members milestone and a turnover of one billion NOK
  • New frame agreements with Statoil, Shell, Wintershall and BP
  • Omega awarded the Research and Innovation prize for the Rogaland region in 2012
  • New office opened in Brisbane, Australia
  • Two new departments established: Omega IT Consultants and Omega IT Ledelse (Management) 2013
  • Subsidiary company, Omega Subsea established
  • Omega consultants contribute to the construction of the Goliat platform in Korea

2015 - present

Success, and New Possibilities

  • Lundin’s Edvard Grieg project was successfully completed using Pims systems that featured integrated work processes, along with completion expertise from Omega.
  • Based on the successful delivery to the Edvard Grieg project, Omega was awarded enterprise service agreements with the two largest development projects in the North Sea; Culzean, on the UK sector, and Johan Sverdrup, on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Omega’s scope included Pims system that featured integrated work processes, as well as the provision of key Omega personnel. Both projects were successfully delivered ahead of schedule and with significant cost savings, setting a new standard of performance.
  • Pims systems and commissioning & hookup expertise delivered to Lundin's Edvard Grieg project
  • Global Pims delivery to Maersk, Chevron, and BP
  • Omega enters into the health care sector with consultancy services to Norwegian Helse Vest IKT and Nasjonal IKT, and delivers Pims to pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk
  • Subsidiary company Filter Design & Communication established in Ølensvåg and on Sand
  • Omega Subsea established a subsidiary company in Aberdeen
  • New frame agreements with Aibel, Ruter, Talisman Energy Norway, Helse Fonna, Technip Norge AS, Norske Shell AS
  • Omega strengthening presence in Canada and entered into partnership with Canadian NSB Energy
  • Frame agreement with Norwegian railway infrastructure company, Bane NOR, regarding delivery of Pims systems and consultancy services to the largest transportation project in Norway, Follobanen
  • Omega ranked as second largest software company in Norway by Norwegian Finance Magazine, Kapital
  • Omega affected by the downfall in the oil and gas market, and had to look for new market opportunities
  • Development of the HMSREG system for Oslo Municipality to combat work-related crime and social dumping
  • Pims365 is launched for the construction sector
  • Appframe R4 is released
  • Omega enters the construction sector with HMSREG and Pims365, and signs contracts with state-owned construction companies Statsbygg, Sykehusbygg, and Oslo Municipality
  • HMSREG system utilized by the three leading contractor companies in Norway, Skanska, Veidekke, and AF Gruppen
  • Omega builds center for IT expertise and strengthens the delivery of IT consultants
  • HQ in Ølensvåg expanded with 60 new office spaces in a new building
  • Omega reaches an all-time high number of employees with over 1500 employees in the company