Petoro - a driving force on the Norwegian continental shelf

SDFI and Petoro annual report 2014
Ledelsen i Petoro. Fra venstre: Marion Svihus, Nashater Deu Solheim, Grethe Kristin Moen, Olav Boye Siversten, Roy Ruså, Laurits Haga, Kjell Morisbakk Lund og Jan Terje Mathisen. (Foto: Kjetil Alsvik)

Executive management

From left: Marion Svihus, Nashater Deu Solheim, Grethe Kristin Moen, Olav Boye Siversten, Roy Ruså, Laurits Haga, Kjell Morisbak Lund and Jan Terje Mathisen. (Photo: Kjetil Alsvik)


President and CEO
Education: MSc chemical engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Career: Long experience from Norwegian and international petroleum operations. Has held a number of management posts in the production, technology and commercial areas at Statoil and Shell. Her most recent post at the latter was head of the E&P business in Norway and of HSE in Europe.

Jan Terje Mathisen

Vice president Johan Sverdrup
Education: MSc marine civil engineering, NTNU, BSc in business economics, BI Norwegian Business School.
Career: Broad experience of project management, field development and business development from Norwegian Contractors, Selmer Furuholmen, own business, Shell, Statoil and others.

Kjell Morisbak Lund

Vice president licences
Education: MSc marine technology, NTNU.
Career: Broad experience from work in upstream and downstream oil and gas business, including as a researcher on marine structures in Sintef. Several project, staff and managerial positions in Statoil – most recently as vice president HSE for midstream and downstream operations.

Laurits Haga

Vice president marketing and sales
Education: Economics degree.
Career: Long experience from the Norwegian and international oil and gas business. Held a number of management posts with Mobil and was head of the gas division in ExxonMobil Norway before joining Petoro.


Vice president technology
Education: BSc petroleum, Rogaland Regional College.
Career: Long experience of the Norwegian oil and gas business from Statoil and Baker Hughes Inteq. Previously headed Petoro’s technology and ICT department.

MArion Svihus

Chief financial officer
Education: MSc in business economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen.
Career: Long experience from Statoil, where she held a number of senior management positions in the fields of economics, analysis, finance and strategy. Also eight years of experience from the banking and financial sector.


Olav Boye Sivertsen

Vice president legal affairs
Education: Law degree from the University of Oslo.
Career: Has earlier held posts as legal affairs officer at ExxonMobil, head of the legal affairs department for Mobil Norway, and in posts at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the Ministry of Labour and Local Government and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Also has international experience from Mobil’s US business.


Nashater Deu Solheim

Vice president strategy and organisation
Education: Clinical psychology, PhD in psychology, University of Surrey.
Career: Broad management experience from large organisations such as Statoil, the UK Ministry of Defence, and Britain’s public and private health sector. She has also developed her own companies