Aberdeenshire firm Ace Winches, which is among Scottish exhibitors at the show, is to step up its Norwegian presence.
Ace Winches Norge opened earlier this year in Dusavik, Stavanger, and there are now plans to recruit an additional six Norwegian staff.
Derek Penny, Ace head of group sales and business development, said: “ONS has been a fantastic opportunity to network with current and prospective clients, demonstrating our determination to improve industry equipment standards and increase our product range. Our new office has acted as a catalyst in taking our Norwegian activity to a new level.
“Scandinavia has historically shown itself to be an early adopter of new technology and safer products and service, which we see as continuing.
“Our focus is not just about developing the Norwegian operations with current products, but through active heave-compensation technology and new products such as electric winches.”
Mr Penny said that, in addition to the Norwegian operations, Ace’s growth strategy was also taking in the Middle East and the Australian and Far Eastern markets.
Aberdeen-based behavioural-change specialist Optimus Seventh Generation also has a stand at ONS after opening an operation in Stavanger earlier this year.
Chief executive Steve Marples said: “Norway is a key growth area for the business.
“We are building a Norwegian consultancy and coaching team, so are actively looking to recruit in Norway.”
Optimus, which is working with Shell in Norway, has just opened a new head office and training centre in Aberdeen.
The firm was started in 2003 by brothers Steve and Dave Marples.
It now has about 70 workers in five countries across three continents.
Turnover rose from £3million in 2008 to £4.4million in 2009 and is projected to reach £6.5million in 2010.