Petoro - a driving force on the Norwegian continental shelf

SDFI and Petoro annual report 2018
Executive management in Petoro. Photo: Elisabeth Tønnessenm

Executive management

Behind from left: Kjell Morisbak Lund, Jonny Mæland, Ole Njærheim and Roy Ruså. In front from left: Bjørn Kvanvik, Grethe Kristin Moen, Olav Boye Siversten and Marion Svihus. (Photo: Elisabeth Tønnessen)
Download print version​​



President and CEO
MSc chemical engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Career: Extensive experience from Norwegian and international oil and gas activities. 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.

Ole Njærheim

Vice president marketing and sales
MBA from the University of Agder, MSc University of Surrey and Certified European Financial Analyst, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Career: Has previously held positions as an adviser in Petoro, investment director in IKM Invest and as CEO of ECON Consulting Group. Has extensive international experience from consultancy assignments within energy and investment activity.

Olav Boye Sivertsen

Vice president legal affairs
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.


Chief financial officer
MBA from the University of Agder and specialisation in business analytics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen.
Career: Extensive experience from various positions, both domestically and internationally, in ConocoPhillips since 1998, with the exception of two years as Finance Manager in Norwegian Energy Company ASA. Comes from the position of Director Financial Reporting and Analysis in ConocoPhillips Norge. 


Chief digital officer
BSc Petroleum, Rogaland Regional College.
Career: Extensive experience in Norwegian oil and gas activities from Statoil and Baker Hughes INTEQ. Previously headed Petoro’s technology and ICT department.

Kjell Morisbak Lund

Vice president licences
MSc marine technology, NTNU.
Career: Broad experience from work in upstream and downstream oil and gas activities. This includes positions as a researcher on marine structures in SINTEF, multiple project, staff and management positions in Statoil - most recently as HSE director for midstream and downstream activities.


Acting vice president business support
MSc in business economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen.
Career: Extensive experience from Statoil (now Equinor), 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. Served as chief financial officer in Petoro from 2007 to 2017.


Temporary vice president technology
Cand.scient. reservoir physics from the University of Bergen.
Career: Has broad experience from working with fields and discoveries on the Norwegian shelf. Has held a research position and been team lead within improved recovery methods in Rogalandsforskning (now Iris), extensive experience from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate within resource management, licence follow-up, resource analyses and most recently as team lead and research coordinator. Has served as team lead in Petoro’s technology department.