Christian Linde Olsen

Principal Geotechnical Engineer


CV - Geotechnical Engineer


An enthusiastic and professional offshore geotechnical engineer, who enjoys being part of, as well as leading, a successful and productive team. Quick to grasp new ideas and concepts, and to develop innovative and creative solutions to problems. Able to work well on own initiative and can demonstrate the high levels of motivation required to meet the tightest of deadlines. Even under significant pressure, possesses a strong ability to perform effectively.


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Principal Geotechnical Engineer at Subsea 7

Stavanger, Norway

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Geotechnical Engineer at Multiconsult

Stavanger, Norway

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Geotechnical Discipline Manager at Subsea 7,

Stavanger, Norway

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Lecturer in Geotechnical engineering at UiS,

Stavanger, Norway


Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Subsea 7,

Stavanger, Norway


Geotechnical Engineer at Acergy,

Stavanger, Norway



MSc in Civil Engineering, sem. 10, AAU

Aalborg, Denmark


MSc in Civil Engineering, sem. 9, Griffith

Gold Coast, Austalia


MSc in Civil Engineering, sem. 1-8 AAU

Aalborg, Denmark


Gymnasium, HTX

Herning, Denmark


Skals Efterskole

Skals, Denmark

Selected Projects

Knarr, BG (2012- )
Responsible for all geotechnical activities on the project including mangement of design house regarding geotechnical design of bundle towheads, technical responsible for rock dump contract and pipe soil interaction design for infield products.

Atla, Total (2011-2012)
Package engineer for trenchning, ploughing and rock duming. In addition, responsible for all geotechnical design activities such as GRP cover design and inplace geotechnical design of the flexible flowline.

Ormen Lange, Shell (2011-2012)
Management of the subcontract with the geotechnical design house COWI on Ormen Lange (Shell) for design of turnpoints. The turnpoint geotechnical design was particularily interesting due to highly variable undrained shear stength, the collabartion with the naval disciple to optimize seastate conditions for overboarding and the use of ultimate capacity design approach to increase resistance and avoid rock dumping.

Aasgard gas transfer, Statoil (2010-2011)
Responsible for all geotechnical design activities in the project. Notably, I planned and followed up on a geotechnical site investigation including laboratory testing at NGI in Oslo.

Draugen PWIT, Shell (2010)
Responsible for all geotechnical design activities in the project which include geotechnical design basis, pipe-soil interaction, rock structure design and slope stability.

Trym, Dong Energy (2009 - 2010)
Engineer for all geotechnical engineering and interfaces. Main design activities were footing design of pipeline covers both made in steel and glass fibre, coordination of three rock dump campaigns including offshore on Nordnes as client rep and design of rock foundation.

Skarv, BP (2009 - 2010)
Designed holdback systems for suction can installation, back analysis of suction can installation and provided geotechnical assistance for pipe soil interaction.

Norne M, StatoilHydro (2009)
Delivered subsea rock installation design and various geotechnical engineering.

Volund EPIC Project, Marathon (2007 - 2009)
Delivered dropped object risk analysis, offshore planning and execution and geotechnical engineering. Worked on GRP structure design and analysis.

Offshore experience

  • Stornes, Rock dumping for the Knarr Project, 2013

  • Skandi Skansen, Backfilling for the Atla Project, 2012

  • Skandi Skansen, Plouging for the Atla Project, 2012

  • Skandi Constructor, Dredging for the Alve project. 2011

  • Acergy Viking, Turnpoint recovery for the P12 project. 2011

  • Nordnes, Rock installation for the Trym project, 2010

  • Marsk Advancer, Backfilling for the Volund Project, 2009

  • Acergy Petrel, boulder removal for the Volund Project, 2008

Courses organised

  • Geotechnics for engineers at Acergy, two day course based on learning by doing, 2010

  • Chairing meetings, course for the danish engineering unions members, 2005-2006

  • Presentation techniques, course for the danish engineering unions members, 2005-2006

Courses and conferences attended

  • Subsea 7 Management Development Programme, 2014

  • Nordic Geotechnical Meeting in Copenhagen, 2012

  • Reviewed papers for the International Pipeline Conference 2012.

  • Three days standard course on PLAXIS 2D in Manchester

  • Two week secondment at NGI in Oslo

  • Seven one week off the job technical courses in the offshore industry

  • Two day workshop in Cone Penetration Testing in Geotechnical Practice held by T. Lunne and M. Powell in Watford

  • Higher business English

  • Basic Safety and Emergency Training - offshore

Other activities

  • Guest Lecture, DTU BYG 8th sem, 2014

  • Supervisor for Master Thesis, Luleň University of Technology, 2013

  • Censor for master thesis in 2009 and 2012, Stavanger University

  • Member of the Civil Engineering Study Committee at Aalborg University, 2003-2006

  • Student contact at Aalborg University for the Dansih Engineering Union (IDA), 2003-2006







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