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Mika Tienhaara

CEO at ROCSOLE

Oslo, Norway

Mika is a thought leader in entrepreneurship, startups and innovation, an multiple award-winning innovator/ executive, a serial entrepreneur, a best-selling author (WSJ & USA Today) and an Energy & Industry professional. He is also the creator and host of the See Beyond podcast show for energy, mobility, business and entrepreneurship. Scaleups and innovation with impact are part of Mika's core expertise.

Mika Tienhaara Points
Academic 60
Author 58
Influencer 24
Speaker 15
Entrepreneur 176
Total 333

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Technology
Theatre: Global
Last Media Training: 01/10/2022
Last Media Interview: 11/19/2021

Areas of Expertise

Emerging Technology 31.54
Entrepreneurship 32.61
Innovation 35.59
Leadership 30.25
Startups 44.66
Business Strategy 30.84
Digital Transformation 30.77
Lean Startup 41.26
Sustainability 30.69
Renewable Energy 30.49
Ecosystems 31.94
Open Innovation 30.56
Digital Disruption 30.62
Climate Change 33.26

Industry Experience

Publications

6 Academic Whitepapers
Novel In-Line Inspection Tool for Deposit Characterization in Pipelines
OnePetro
December 09, 2021
Deposition formation inside pipelines is a major and growing problem in the oil and gas industry. The optimal use of prevention and remediation tools such as chemical inhibitors and cleaning processes could lead to major savings due to minimized production problems and optimized pipe cleaning costs. This requires characterization and quantification of the actual deposits inside pipelines and downholes. Recently, a novel deposition inline inspection sensor moving inside the pipeline has been proposed based on" insideout" electrical tomography. In this sensor, the distribution of electrical properties between the sensor and the pipe wall are estimated based on measurements carried out using electrodes around the sensor. In this study, the next generation sensor moving inside the pipeline is described and a deep neural network based approach to deposit estimation is introduced.

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Tags: Innovation

Reliable Detection of Water Cut in Inlet Piping Under Stratified Flow Conditions for Mature Fields and WIO and OIW Emulsion Layers in Crude Oil Settling Tanks with Novel Sensor Technology
OnePetro
September 07, 2021
Objectives/Scope: Mature fields operations, which are almost 70% of today's production have a high water cut content. For each barrel of oil produced there can be 3 or more barrels of water. This means that operational conditions are challenging and might not be ideal for the facilities. In crude oil tanks, one of the most crucial operation parameter is the settling time of oil and water. Especially with heavy oils and high water cut, the operational conditions can be challenging with the existence of emulsion/rag layers in the tank. Most common level detection instrumentation struggle with detecting the proper interface levels leading to faulty control that can cause costly remediation and loss of revenue. This paper presents a novel solution by applying electric tomography pipe and probe sensors.

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Tags: Innovation

Design considerations to minimize hydrocarbon entrainment in the aqueous phase
OnePetro
April 30, 2018
It is critical to minimize the amount of free hydrocarbon entrained in the aqueous phase (i.e., Produced Water or Rich Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) streams) in order to mitigate impact on the operational performance of the Effluent Water Treatment and MEG Recovery Unit facilities. Hydrocarbon entrainment in Produced Water or Rich MEG is often the result of process conditions that favour emulsion formation and/or hinder emulsion separation. Consequently there is a need to look at the process and equipment design employed, along the flow path that the hydrocarbon/aqueous phase travels through, prior to entering the separation equipment used for hydrocarbon removal from the aqueous phase, as well as the separation equipment itself.

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Tags: Innovation

Flow Assurance as a Show Stopper for Subsea Factory-Use of Subsea Separation for Mitigation and Elimination of Risks
OnePetro
October 27, 2015
Field developments, from greenfield to mature field rejuvenation are challenging and there are various possible options. Attention to production risks and flow assurance issues are key in determining what type of production concept that is optimal for any field in question. Sand production issues can have a severe impact on any field architecture but this can be remediated by the use of sand removal technologies. With the advances in separation technology and the feasibility of using subsea separation solutions, there can be many benefits in terms of reducing erosion and clogging risks as well as enabling prevention of gas hydrates. Subsea separation can be an important enabler for field development decisions.

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Tags: Innovation

Produced Water Deoiling System Qualification Program
OnePetro
October 29, 2013
Efficient and robust produced water treatment technology is necessary for many oilfield explorations because of increasingly strict discharge regulations, but also for applications to debottleneck mature fields, as well as for subsea applications with produced water re-injection.

The performance of produced water treatment systems can be improved by using mixedflow hydrocyclone technology. In this novel design an even flow inlet distribution is created which can be used to reduce the pressure drop as well as to enable an increased throughput. The mixed flow technology offers high separation performance and reliability for a wide range of operating conditions, including highly demanding produced water streams containing heavy crude.

A testing campaign of the mixedflow hydrocyclone was performed on a dedicated test loop located at the Federal University of Itajuba in Brazil. Goal is to determine the performance (i.e. separation efficiency) for a wide operating range, including varying crude types, flow rates, inlet oil-in-water concentrations and reject rates. Based on this work, a performance prediction tool and capacity curves have been established which allow for robust design of produced water treatment facilities.

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Tags: Innovation

Compact processing solutions: Inline gas-liquid separator on the Santos Wortel Field
OnePetro
September 03, 2013
For the Santos owned and operated Wortel field, shallow waters offshore Indonesia, there was a need to install compact inline gas/liquid separation equipment with high performance. Due to space constraints, an inline gas/liquid separator was selected. Santos implemented the ASCOM Twinline technology on the platform, which has been in operations since February 2012 and is performing very well. This is an example of rapid technology development, initiated in 2010, with performance verified over a longer period under operations.

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Tags: Innovation

2 Analyst Reports
Oil Review Africa - Run To Failure Maintenance
Alain Charles Publishing
April 18, 2022
page 21: on how inefficiencies in the oil and gas industry with massive run-to-failure issues can be reduced drastically with actionable insights from critical processes.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Startups

Made by You: Are the Future Winners Those who Control the Value Chain Integration?
Illumination / Medium
February 12, 2022
Made by you gets more important, don’t rely on outsourcing as this creates risks in being vulnerable for disruptions.
Made by you will require continuous learning, addition of skills and considerations for what is critical to control next.
Made by you will also require the attraction and retention of talents.
Made by you might be the winner.

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Tags: Business Strategy

10 Article/Blogs
ACTION - An Innovation Journey Reflections from a US visit
Medium
May 11, 2022
Wow, what a week! In a week I covered California, Texas and Michigan. So different states, so many actions, talks, meetings and just having fun!

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Tags: Innovation, Open Innovation, Startups

Improving existing asset performance with electrical tomography
Energy Northern Perspective
March 29, 2022
We live in times of disruption, innovation, and transformation in industries and societies. The future of energy means a transition to renewables. But to phase out hydrocarbons will take time. So how can we improve the performance and efficiency of oil and gas production in the meantime, decrease carbon footprint and other pollution?

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Tags: Emerging Technology

Building an Open Innovation Group For Improved Process Control
Illumination / Medium
March 19, 2022
As a technology company, tinkering and developing without any customer interaction makes it almost impossible to succeed in the market place, you are probably doomed for failure. Engaging customers early on is important to build the user value, pivot if necessary and do the tweaks to have a great user interface and experience.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Ceraweek? Cerawatt!
Illumination / Medium
March 14, 2022
The weeks and months have passed in light speed this year, and it was already time for this years’ CERAWEEK. And thankfully, it was an in-person event again. I spent my time at the Agora, where innovators from corporates and startups can meet in highly accessible settings, along with policymakers, analysts and investors.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Renewable Energy

The Pledge. Making Industries Safer, Better and Greener.
Illumination / Medium
March 05, 2022
Industries, processing, and manufacturing are accelerating their efforts to become carbon-neutral, improve their efficiencies, have an excellent financial performance. But that is not all — publicly traded companies have to ensure shareholder value and return on investment. Today, you have to prove your ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) measures. Otherwise, I am afraid you will soon be abandoned and left behind.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Startups, Sustainability

What Is Success to You?
Illumination / Medium
February 12, 2022
“Tell me what success is, and I am not counting money as part of this. I want to know what you want to achieve, what is driving you.”
This was my quick ask to an entrepreneur I sat down with recently to discuss his ambitions and venture.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship

Building the Counter pressing Company Machine
Illumination / Medium
January 24, 2022
Many times you can hear people (investors, advisors, founders and others) about the lean startup and the lean approach. Having built several companies and in building mode again, I want to share a few of my views and playbook rules. First of all, I want to go for the scaleup, this scary, difficult and uncontrollable phase of company growth. I also think that every founder and startup should go for the scaleup as quickly as possible and try it, to see what true potential lies in the innovation and disruption.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship

ECOVOICE: OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY WITH DIGITALIZATION A MUST FOR DECARBONIZATION
EcoVoice Australia
January 21, 2022
We are in times of energy transition with governmental, societal and business (ESG – environmental, social and governance) measures to reduce our carbon footprints caused by human activity. Energy sources, production and their use are central in enabling a better future. Around three-quarters of our carbon emissions are coming from the burning of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are not replaceable overnight, so what are the actions can be taken?

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Tags: Emerging Technology

How to Get Your Startup Funded
Medium
November 07, 2021
Recently, GLEAC arranged the panel discussion “Know how to fund your startup” with Deeksha Ahuja, Eashita Maheshwary and myself discussing around the topic of funding startups, from our own experience and successes. This discussion sparked the idea behind this article.

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Tags: Startups

Mika's See Beyond Show - Blog and Podcast
Substack
March 15, 2021
Hi, I’m Mika, a serial entrepreneur and have spent my entire career with technology in the automotive and energy sectors. I have built and scaled several companies and done successful exits. Building a company requires a lot of grit, patience and determination. Also you typically need more effort, funding and time than you originally plan for. Doing a startup/scaleup requires a lot of toughness and both physical and mental rigidity. At the same time it is fantastic to play out your ideas and build something that is better for the planet.

Today, with technology, digitalization, electrification and the transitions/transformations going on in for instance the fields of ENERGY and MOBILITY there are so many opportunities.

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Tags: Innovation

1 Book Chapter
Dare to Win...
Leaders Press
October 05, 2021
Habits of Success: What Top Entrepreneurs Routinely Do in Business and in Life

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Tags: Entrepreneurship

3 Conference Publications
The Energy Transition: An Opportunity for Technology Development and Deployment to Achieve Impact at Scale
OnePetro
May 02, 2022
This is an article condensing some of the thoughts from this years’ panelists and moderator about the venture capital view for technology and innovation. The group has vast experience from operations, field development, innovation and disruptive technology, venture capital, startups and scaleups.

There is a huge potential for the oil and gas industry to mould and be part of the charge in the energy transition roadmap. This points squarely at the strengths of the existing energy juggernaut of the O&G industry. whereby our agility, technical prowess and scalability to utilise the offshore environment in the development and utilization of new energy resources.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Ecosystems, Emerging Technology

Two-Stage De-Oiling Testing for Qualification with MEG Presence
OnePetro
May 01, 2017
Chevron Energy Technology Company performed a flow loop qualification under realistic conditions for a two-stage de-oiling unit in order to test the performance and robustness, especially for subsea developments. The objectives of this qualification were to investigate the effects of both high pressure and the presence of mono-ethylene glycol (MEG), under as realistic conditions as possible, on the system performance using crude oil and water. MEG is a gas hydrate inhibitor which will likely be injected in long subsea tie-backs.

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Tags: Innovation

Performance Testing of a Two-stage Produced Water De-oiling System for Subsea Applications
OnePetro
October 27, 2014
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (EMURC) conducted a comprehensive laboratory testing program of a produced water de-oiling system primarily targeted for subsea applications. The test program included performance evaluation as well as durability testing of a two-stage mixed-flow de-oiling hydrocyclone technology. The objectives of the test program were to evaluate the separation performance of two system configurations ie decoupled and integrated hydrocyclones stages, to understand the overall system integration effects on the performance, and to determine system sustainability to sand loading.

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Tags: Innovation

9 Executives
Reach the Peak — Scaleup mandatory!
Illumination / Medium
January 11, 2022
A startup is not finished with the MVP and to cash out with the first buyer knocking at your door. It might be tempting, but why not go the whole scary and difficult way of making your attempt at reaching the peak: SCALEUP!
I have heard it from various sources and a lot from investors: every entrepreneur and startup company should attempt to scaleup, to see the impact your technology, service, solution can bring to the market. Is it scalable? How does the growth relate to manpower?=Is it disruptive or just incremental innovation? What are the hurdles, how do you lock out competition?

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Tags: Startups

5 Steps to Becoming a Successful Start-Up
Illumination / Medium
January 03, 2022
As I have previously written in another article, 90% of startup fail. Most don’t make it beyond the 2-year mark.
BUT: If I have a bright idea, how can I make sure to be successful? Are there any key learnings and best practices that can help me? What are the essential things to consider?

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Tags: Startups

Black Diamond Series: Don’t Make Your Startup a People Problem
Illumination / Medium
January 01, 2022
90% of startups fail, as Investopedia stated back in 2019 — they are running out of money, they do not attract funding, and/or they lack a proper business plan according to CB Insights research analysis of 390 startups. But behind these top three reasons, could it actually be a people issue? According to Professor Noam Wasserman at Harvard Business School, 65% of the failures are related to people. I wrote about this topic in an earlier article published on Medium, but with this topic being so important I sense there is more to say about this.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship

Go for the Black Diamond — startup to scaleup
Illumination / Medium
December 30, 2021
I feel fortunate to work with innovation, startups that in essence means working a lot with other people to change mindsets, building companies disrupting common practices to increase efficiency and remove bottlenecks. Over the years, I have worked in corporates, had key roles in eight startups, been an advisor to probably close to a hundred startups (in various industries and countries). I have enjoyed very much the possibilities to work with large international corporates as partners and customers, where we have jointly been able to change the business solutions with a great impact.

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Tags: Startups

2021 — a Year of Adaption
Illumination / Medium
December 30, 2021
It’s the time of the year I think of all the events, achievements, milestones, and progress we have made as a company. Thinking about this I looked through a variety of pictures that could be featured in this article. But then again, I halted my thoughts and said to myself — what is it really that symbolizes this year? Well, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t made this year easy or “normal” for anyone. How has this affected business? Are there market opportunities? What did we achieve? Below are a few reflections and thoughts on this year.

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Tags: Startups

The Key Elements for Successful Scale-Ups
Medium
December 29, 2021
In my career, I have had fantastic opportunities working with innovation and product development, in essence because I am always looking for ways to improve life, making processes more efficient, removing bottlenecks and similar. Together with colleagues and my teams, we have been able to launch more than 30 new products and technologies over the years, that have changed markets and value chains, including the operations and business models of many of the largest corporates in the world. Technology can be fantastic, but you have to remember that to make an impact with innovation you have to collaborate. Achieving the disruption with the impact is always amazing and so rewarding in many ways, especially thinking that you and your team have been able to successfully change a common business practice.

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Tags: Startups

About Startups: Get to the Peak!
Medium
September 26, 2021
Most recently, I decided to do the hike up to northern Europe’s highest peak, Galdhøpiggen, in Norway. My youngest son (12 years old) wanted to come with me — a generation that lives and breathes on YouTube, so that was great!

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Tags: Startups

Bringing Innovation Back to Oil
Business Worldwide
August 15, 2021
The oil and gas sector is ripe for technological disruption. But how do you help a traditional well-established sector embrace cutting edge technology? Mika Tienhaara, award winning CEO of Rocsole Ltd, has the solution.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Startups

Scale-up to reach the peak
Medium
May 02, 2021
A startup is not finished with the MVP…
A startup journey is both exciting and exhausting. It helps to have a vision and overall plan with your co-founders from the start. Are you going to develop IP/technology only and then trying to take an exit? Do you want to run user tests developing an MVP, to show that there is market interest? Or do you want to go full in — going commercial, determined to scale-up and grow your beachhead market and be the leaders. With your vision and mission, do you have the passion and persistence, to find the right collaboration partners to make the innovation a disruptive market force and execute, making an impact?

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Tags: Startups

1 Founder
We do it For Our Customers — Our First Company Get Together
Illumination / Medium
February 21, 2022
Last week we had our company get-together gathering. With the new team from various locations, it was the first one. Some of the people had not even met before. So in many ways, it was a first one. Over the past two years, we have been able to show how you can grow as a company, execute sales and projects — and still be “strangers.”

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Lean Startup, Startups

1 Group
Black Diamond Series: These 10 Slides Raised More Than 7 M$ Including Our Series A Round
Illumination / Medium
January 05, 2022
I am in my 8th startup with a leading role, in addition I have advised and mentored about 100 other startups. Fund raising takes time and mostly you might be met with a “no” from the investor, causing frustration and perhaps wearing you down. So how to succeed with fund raising?

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Tags: Startups

5 Industry Awards
International Achievers Award
Illumination / Medium
January 10, 2022
India’s Most Coveted Award Recognising Achievements Since 2000.
Motivation: In Recognition of Outstanding Professional Achievement & Contribution in Nation Building

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Tags: Business Strategy

Mika Tienhaara, CEO of ROCSOLE honored by World Biz Magazine Awards with "Top 100 Innovation CEO" Award
EIN Presswire
October 06, 2021
Mika Tienhaara, CEO of ROCSOLE has been selected by the Judges of World Biz Magazine's annual awards to be a recipient of the Top 100 Innovation CEOs Award - 2021. This selection follows a stringent process that evaluated over 40,000 nominees to select the exclusive list of 100 winners.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship

TOP 100 INNOVATION CEO's
World Biz Magazine
October 01, 2021
MIKA TIENHAARA, CEO OF ROCSOLE HAS BEEN SELECTED BY THE JUDGES OF WORLD BIZ MAGAZINE'S ANNUAL AWARDS TO BE A RECIPIENT OF THE TOP 100 CEOS IN INNOVATION AWARD 2021.

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Tags: Leadership

CEO of Rocsole Ltd Wins Two 2021 Business Worldwide Magazine Awards
Business Worldwide Magazine
September 14, 2021
The awards identify and celebrate the most respected executives and business leaders from around the world, across a wide range of business sectors and industries. Unlike many other business awards that celebrate organisations as a whole, here the emphasis is on the outstanding individuals at their helms. The aim of the awards is to give these individuals the recognition they deserve, while encouraging others to achieve similar successes. Mika Tienhaara was the outright winner in two categories; 'Growth Strategy CEO of the Year - Finland' & 'Most Innovative CEO in the Oil & Gas Industry'.

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Tags: Business Strategy

Digitalization and Process Control—More than 51% of Separator Failures are Due to Faulty Instrumentation
Hart Energy
August 12, 2021
Process monitoring sensors provide frequent data, work in harsh environments and reduce carbon footprint.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

3 Journal Publications
Keeping tabs on deposits
Hydrocarbon Engineering / World Pipelines
September 01, 2021

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Tags: Innovation

Know Your Deposits – Novel Deposit In-Line Inspection Tool For Quantifying And Characterizing Solid Deposits
Pipeline Technology Journal
March 29, 2020
Pipeline pigging services in the oil & gas industry are of considerable mar ket size estimated to reach more than 14 billion USD by 2025. It is essential for the operator s to keep the lines open for smooth flow and the intelligent services are in focus to increase efficiency and cut the overall operational costs.

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Tags: Innovation

The Savvy Separator Series: Part 4. The Ghosts of Separators Past, Present, and Future
OnePetro
December 03, 2013
The officers and directors of the SPE Separations Technology Technical Section represent more than 250 years of experience in the industry. Throughout their careers, they have developed savvy from what has been passed on to them from their own mentors, lessons learned the hard way, or learned as good practice. In any case, their ghosts of separators past visit us in this article so that we do not repeat the same mistakes in the future.

The lessons learned list that follows in neither exhaustive nor prioritized and may seem obvious. However, even for the experienced, it can be a checklist for proper design. Your feedback, sharing of lessons learned, and savvy are most appreciated.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

1 Keynote
Future Oil & Gas 2021: Efficiency gains with digitalization from harsh operating conditions – unlocking the potential of blind spots
Cavendish Group
November 16, 2021
Mika is currently the CEO of ROCSOLE, a technology company based in Kuopio, Finland providing unique tomographic based solutions for production optimization and more efficient operations. This is done by means of own proprietary IOT sensors and software/machine learning from process streams supporting the wider digitalization with more reliable and less data which can be used for real-time monitoring, trending, diagnostics and predictive analytics. Mika is a serial entrepreneur having done various startups/scaleups previously but has also worked in several large-size companies in leadership positions but always seeking the angle of innovation and acting as an intrapreneur. Over the years he has commercialized more than 20 technologies successfully and has more than 30 publications.



He is a trained mechanical engineer in both production technology and energy technology and also holds an executive MBA title. He has held various leading positions in a long career and what keeps him young at mind is a curiosity to excel, innovate and act for transformational changes working with a variety of operators and partners. Cooperation is a cornerstone for him engaging the industry as well as academia. Mika is also serving as a program sub-committee member for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).

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Tags: Digital Transformation

7 Media Interviews
Increased efficiency cuts carbon, advances net-zero path, research finds
Mining Weekly
June 08, 2022
Think of ‘rock’ and ‘soul’ and that will provide insight into Finnish company Rocsole, which advocates the use of the highest levels of efficiency to help the world achieve the lowest levels of carbon.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Reducing the carbon footprint in biofuels separation
The Digest
May 30, 2022
Reducing the carbon footprint in biofuels separation
May 31, 2022 | Jim Lane


By Mika Tienhaara is CEO at ROCSOLE

Special to The Digest

One of the primary polluting industries in terms of carbon-based emissions has been the Oil & Gas industry. Nowadays, we have an energy transition phase ongoing, bringing a variety of renewable energy sources into the energy mix. However, by producing these biofuels based on new feedstocks will bring new and bigger production challenges: Firstly, the varying feedstock quality will harm a stable production, secondly many of the feedstocks are rather difficult in oil/water separation, and thirdly the nature of recycled feedstocks is that they will heavily contaminate the piping and all the instrumentation. Generally, a struggle has been to have robust and reliable level instrumentation for critical separation processing equipment to function as more than 50% of the root causes for separation failures are based on wrong level information*. In harsh and hostile production environments where the fluids are mixed to heavy unbreakable emulsions with sensor surfaces covered with sticky matter – leads to a lot of unnecessary and costly maintenance and unexpected shutdowns with major carbon exhausts.

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Tags: Innovation, Sustainability, Climate Change

Solving Operational Problems Using Digitalisation
OGN News
April 28, 2022
An interview on how ROCSOLE's technology can reinvent oil and gas and other processing industry.

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Tags: Innovation, Lean Startup, Startups

Mika Tienhaara CEO of Rocsole - Interview with Business Enquirer
Business Enquirer
March 23, 2022
PIONEERING TOMOGRAPHIC PROCESS MONITORING SOLUTIONS FOR THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY
Rocsole is the world's leading provider of non-nuclear tomographic technology for industrial processes. Established in 2012, and venture-backed by Shell and Repsol, we serve some of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, along with other heavy industries. Why? Because we remove doubt. Our solutions are especially effective in multiphase flows with deposition in process pipes and tanks, where current options in the market often fail. For companies preferring instead to succeed and excel, our solutions are trusted to actually see and effectively monitor deposition and flow regimes inside pipes and interfaces inside separator tanks.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship

Q&A: Using digital tech to minimise emissions in the oil and gas industry
Offshore Technology
February 17, 2022
We speak to Mika Tienhaara, CEO of Finnish smart process imaging company Rocsole, about how his company’s AI and predictive technologies are helping oil and gas companies see major savings both financially and environmentally.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Startups

De Barometer Business Interview
RTL Z - De Barometer
November 19, 2021
Dutch business TV program De Barometer for RTL Z channel interviewed Mika Tienhaara.

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Tags: Innovation

MIKA TIENHAARA CEO OF ROCSOLE - INTERVIEW WITH WBM TOP 100 INNOVATION CEO
World Biz Magazine
October 01, 2021
MIKA TIENHAARA, CEO OF ROCSOLE HAS BEEN SELECTED BY THE JUDGES OF WORLD BIZ MAGAZINE'S ANNUAL AWARDS TO BE A RECIPIENT OF THE TOP 100 CEOS IN INNOVATION AWARD 2021.

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Tags: Leadership

1 Miscellaneous
ROCSOLE Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum
EIN Presswire / World Economic Forum
May 10, 2022
ROCSOLE, the Kuopio-based Finnish high-tech company, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers” cohort 2022. ROCSOLE unique tomographic imaging system solutions used for improving process control and monitoring are a key part for energy efficiency and decarbonization of industrial processes.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation

2 Panels
OTC2022/Innovation with Impact: The Venture Capital View on Offshore Energy Transition Technologies
Offshore Technology Conference
May 03, 2022
We are in an energy transition phase where sustainability and digitization also play an increasingly important role. The industry needs collaborations between operators, established OEM manufacturers, global service providers and technology startups, in order to innovate with an impact. The need for new technologies that can improve the overall solutions and value chains can range from so-called low-hanging fruit and change agents, to more mission critical and new business fields. With this in mind, corporate venture capital (CVC) has various needs and engagement models, to build business synergies to transformational change. This session will discuss the CVC aspects and their outlook for offshore technology needs in this decade and opportunities for startup companies.

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Tags: Ecosystems, Open Innovation, Startups

Innovation in Upstream Oil and Gas: From Development to Scale-Up Implementation
Offshore Technology Conference
December 09, 2020
This panel session will explore new technologies, innovations, and execution methodologies that are being developed to reduce offshore project costs and improve the value of operations. Panelists will include representatives who have been intimately involved with identifying, developing, commercializing, implementing and operating offshore projects in a cost-efficient manner using new innovations and technologies.

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Tags: Innovation

1 Patent
ELECTROSTATIC COALESCER AND METHOD FOR ELECTROSTATIC COALESCENCE
Advanced Technologies and Innovations
October 10, 2014
The invention relates to a device (1) for electrostatic coalescence of liquid particles (2) in a flowing fluid mixture (3), comprising: a tube (4) having an feed opening (5) located at the front side of the tube (4) and a discharge opening (20) located on the opposite side of the tube (4) and a least one arrangement with flow guide vanes (10-18) arranged in the tube (4), positioned in between the opened infeed side and an opposite opened outfeed side, for reducing the turbulence or for imparting a rotating movement to the fluid mixture (3) flowing through the tube (4). The invention also relates to a method for electrostatic coalescence of liquid particles (2) in a flowing fluid mixture (3).

Patent Number EP2800630A1

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Tags: Innovation

6 Podcasts
Mika Tienhaara's See Beyond Show - S2E20: Moving the needle faster - the energy transition revisited
Substack
May 13, 2022
In early May I was in Houston, TX, moderating (MC!) an innovation panel at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). We wanted to recap our learnings from this event and also talk about what else is going on in the energy industry, how to fund startups and to deploy technology at scale.

We give some of our feedback and recommendations for the coming year - what do we want to see more of. What to focus on, and how to attract Gen. Y.

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Tags: Startups, Climate Change, Ecosystems

Mika Tienhaara's See Beyond Show S2E19 - Battery Talks, StoreDot
Substack
April 24, 2022
StoreDot is developing fast-charging batteries, but there is so much news and buzz about the company. I sat down with CEO Doron Myersdorf to understand what is so special about StoreDot, their journey to date, and where they are heading.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Innovation, Startups

Mika Tienhaara's See Beyond Show. S2E14 - Energy Talks. Moving the needle.
Substack
April 21, 2022
It was a pleasure inviting Thomas Henry, Eunike Ventures, to discuss the energy transition and how to enable new technology to be deployed faster at scale.

We also had a summary of the CERAWEEK and what we would like to see next year. We encourage the organizers to include more USE CASES to boost the open innovation and collaboration further. What has worked, how did you get there, what mistakes did you learn from? We need to do so much at a significant scale; we need to collaborate to get there.

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Tags: Open Innovation

S2E16 An Innovation Ecosystem Creating Value and Winners
Substack
March 31, 2022
It was great visiting an industrial city of the might of Västerås and entering ABB's historical areas and buildings. This city had, in my mind, been a robotic city for a long time. Peter Löfgren, CEO Synerleap1 corrected me: it is even more significant - we are part of the Electrification Valley. And Peter started this off with the essence of this discussion: “How to leverage innovation and value creation through an innovation ecosystem.”

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Tags: Ecosystems

S2E15 What to Consider to Become a Successful Entrepreneur.
Substack
March 27, 2022
Tushar has been through 200 webinars amongst others in a year; he works with many startups and entrepreneurs for funding and strategic advice. The number of startups set up is booming; we have seen 81 new unicorns in the first two months, and in India, there are now 88 unicorns. In the podcast, we look at what type of businesses investors are looking at.

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Tags: Startups

Mika Tienhaara's See Beyond Show
Substack
January 23, 2021
A podcast with invited international guests and experts on innovation, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, technology, data, startups and more.

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Tags: Innovation

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ROCSOLE Recognized as OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award Winner - Third Year in a Row
EIN Presswire
March 22, 2022
“We are honored by this recognition. Innovation is not just a one-day job; this shows that the community appreciates the continuity of our innovative work shaping the future of energy and process control ” said Mika Tienhaara, chief executive officer of ROCSOLE.

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Tags: Innovation

ROCSOLE RAISES €5M TO COMMERCIALIZE ITS AI TOOLS FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION
Cision
November 24, 2021
ROCSOLE has successfully completed it’s Series A investment round for 5 million euros. The investment round was led by Springvest Oy and was already completed in a few hours after it was released on November 5th, 2021.

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Tags: Startups

1 Speaking Engagement
Novel Industrialized Electrical Tomography Allowing for Improved Process Monitoring and Control for Complex Operating Processes
AIChE
May 31, 2022
Industries are pushing for more automation and digitalization in operations using relevant sensors, data, and IA/ML operations. However, it should be remembered that many manufacturing and processing industries have a variety of waste streams and products, such as scale, wax, metals, emulsions, and other contaminants in their flows that cause in-situ sensors to fail. Research indicates that the US Gulf Coast processing industry has 75% of its' maintenance occurring unplanned and causing an economic loss of 650 billion $ per year, as many assets are run to failure. Data also shows that the most common cause of failure for critical processing equipment is faulty sensors.
This presentation will show how we, as an academic spin-off, have industrialized electrical tomography with the capabilities to provide frequent and reliable data from harsh operating conditions with little affection to the performance from surface fouling. The unique data generated carries details that can be utilized for improved operational efficiency, predictive modeling, and data analytics. The presentation will show some use cases on how the technology has been implemented in operating assets, generating reduced costs and improved efficiency. This patented technology is now part of forming the new generation of process control and industrial automation, to make it safer, better and cleaner.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Startups

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