Our Team

Our Team

Ståle Rød – Executive Chairman

Ståle Rød


Ståle Rød joined Smedvig asa in 1981 and served as Project Manager, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and also as interim Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 1999. From 1996 he served as Managing Director for the Tender Rig Division for Smedvig and from 2006 for Seadrill as Executive Vice President for the Tender Rig Division.
He retired from Seadrill in 2009 and served as consultant for the Seadrill Tender Rig Division up to July 2011. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Stavanger Technical College, a degree in Business Administration from Norwegian School of Business Administration (BI) in Oslo and an MBA from University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

Marcus Chew – Chief Executive Officer

Marcus Chew

Chief Executive Officer

Marcus is a qualified naval architect and has over 25 years of experience in the rig building industry. He started in 1987 with Keppel fels and served as Naval Architect, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Marketing Manager, General Manager Engineering. He successfully built and delivered several multi-million offshore projects including the Petrobras P-18 production semi-submersible and Saga Varg FPSO.
In 1997 he joined Smedvig (now known as Seadrill) as Director of Business Development and concurrently Director of Projects where he successfully managed the building and commissioning of a complete new fleet of 10 modern tender rigs in the market over the last 12 years. He holds a Diplome d’Ingenieur from Ecole Centrale de Nantes and a post graduate PMD from Harvard Business School.

Interview with Energy Boardroom - 23rd December 2013
Interview with Upstream, The International Oil & Gas Newspaper - 18th March 2016

Tue Saabye – Chief Financial Officer

Tue Saabye

Chief Financial Officer

Tue Saabye commenced his career in 1998 as an auditor in Deloitte. He joined Maersk group in 2005 as Financial Controller and hereafter served in various leadership roles across the global Maersk organization including CFO Maersk Taiwan, CFO Maersk Line Scandinavia, Regional CFO of Svitzer India-Middle East-Africa and Managing Director Maersk Line in Togo, West Africa.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and a Master degree in Business Economics and Auditing from Copenhagen Business School. Mr. Saabye joined Energy Drilling in March 2015.

Lyle Ewashen - Vice President Marketing

Lyle Ewashen

Vice President Operations & Marketing

Lyle has 22 years offshore drilling experience in North Atlantic, offshore West Africa, Gulf of Suez, Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea. He has experience as OIM and Rig Manager for tender assist rigs in the past and was the Marketing Manager for tender rigs at Seadrill. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University, and a degree in Arts from Santa Monica College, California, USA.

Interview with Energy, Oil & Gas Magazine - Issue 126, 2015