About Petoro

Petoro is a state-owned limited company which manages the SDFI in the Norwegian oil and gas sector. These holdings comprise a third of Norway’s oil and gas reserves and associated facilities. Petoro’s formal role as the licensee acting on behalf of the state is described in this two-minute film. Animation on Petoro

Management of Petoro AS

Petoro’s management team possesses broad specialist expertise as well as long and extensive experience from the petroleum industry on the NCS and internationally.
Emile Ashley
Photo: Emile Ashley

Roy Ruså

- Vice president technology
BSc petroleum, Rogaland Regional College.

Extensive experience in Norwegian oil and gas activities from Statoil and Baker Hughes INTEQ. Previously headed Petoro's technology and ICT department.

Technology department:
The department provides the other units with expertise and services related to technical issues and efficient utilisation of new solutions. This is intended to support both assessment of and dealing with operator proposals in the licences. The department leads Petoro’s own initiatives for boosting value creation in the licences. Its contribution will cover all parts of the value chain, and includes resource assessments, development concepts and risk assessments related to major investments, and operations.
An overall assessment of challenges on the NCS shows that the industry continues to face major technical issues. Tomorrow’s challenges cannot be overcome with existing technological solutions alone.