A Story Worth Telling

For 150 years Astrup Fearnley companies have been supplying the worlds shipping and offshore
companies with a wide range of services. Fearnley Offshore is the leading brokerage firm within the
global offshore oil services sector.

Milestones

Key historic milestones through 150 years in business.

Thomas Fearnley

1869

Thomas Fearnley (1841-1927) establishes a shipping & agency business in Oslo

Express

1878

Sail ship “Express” used by famous explorer A. E. Nordenskiöld to discover the Northeast Passage

Express

1878

Sail ship “Express” used by famous explorer A. E. Nordenskiöld to discover the Northeast Passage

Minister of Labour

1885 

Hans Rasmus Astrup (1831-1898) becomes Norway’s Minister of Labour.

Tanker Brokerage Office

1930s 

Fearnley opens tanker brokerage office

New operations

1960s 

Fearnley establishes LNG shipping and chartering operations

Sole owner

1972 

Current owner, H.R. Astrup, becomes sole owner

New companies

1973 

Fearnley Offshore & Fearnley Offshore Supply founded

New company

1981

Fearnley Project Finance AS established in Oslo

Securities

1987

Fearnley Securities AS established in Oslo

Museum

2012

Opening of the new Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

Foundation

2014

Ownership of the Astrup Fearnley Group transferred
to the “Hans Rasmus Astrup Foundation”

Our Ethics

Fearnley Offshore has a strict company policy, ethical guidelines and certification by Trace regarding
ethical conduct and compliance with all applicable anti-bribery laws including the Norwegian bribery
provisions in the Penal Code, the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Our Research 

To further support our clients, Fearnley Offshore has developed a unique database combining 45 years of MODU research and data.

Our People

With nearly 200 years of combined experience, our team at Fearnley Offshore maintains an extensive range of prevailing knowledge in all aspects of the offshore industry.