The Team


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    Sverre Skogen

    | Chairman & CEO

    Sverre Skogen has 30+ years experience in the oil and gas industry. He has been CEO at Aker Maritime/Aker Kværner 1997 – 2003, Executive Vice President at PGS Floating Production 2003 – 2005,  CEO at AGR Group 2005 – 2012 and Executive Chairman/Chairman at Detnor (now Aker BP) 2013 – 2016. He has also Board and investment positions in various companies in the sector.

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    Lars Øyno

    | Director Production

    Lars Asle Øyno is a petroleum engineer with 31 years experience from the oil industry. Previously, Lars was a section leader in DEA Petroleum, and has extensive management experience. He has a long track record in Management Committees in a large number of Norwegian producing fields. His previous experience include management – and technical roles in oil companies such as Chevron, Fortum Petroleum and Saga Petroleum. He has also significant experience from the service industry. Lars has a mastersdegree from Norwegian Technical University in Trondheim, Norway.

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    Lars Stoltenberg

    | Director Commercial

    Lars Stoltenberg holds a Master’s degree from Norwegian School of Management. He has 24 years’ experience from the oil industry in Norway and has worked with business development, transactions, commercial issues and sales and transportation of oil and gas his entire career. He has worked for Fortum Petroleum, ENI, ECON, Norsk Hydro and DEA (RWE Dea), mainly as Section Manager for commercial, sales and infrastructure. Lars was in the period 2012 to 2017 member of the management team responsible for the DEA operated Dvalin field development up to authority approval.

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    Rune Taule

    | Director Facilities & Field Development

    Rune Taule holds a Master’s degree from Norwegian Technical University in Norway and a BC from Norwegian School of Management. Rune has 30 years experience from the oil industry in Norway and 10 years in the engineering/vendor industry. The last 19 years Rune has been with Deminex / RWE Dea engaged in facility engineering, asset management and business development.

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    Terje Sirevaag

    | Director Reservoir Engineering

    Terje Sirevaag holds a Master’s degree in petroleum engineering from University of Stavanger. He has 30 years' experience as a reservoir engineer, and is familiar with most of the reservoirs on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. He has worked for multiple oil companies in his career, including Saga Petroleum, Statoil, Dong and RWE Dea. He is an expert in reservoir engineering and reservoir management, but has also worked with business development and M&A.

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    Dr. Erik Wulff-Pedersen

    | Director Geosciences

    Dr. Erik Wulff-Pedersen graduated as phD in Geology at the University of Oslo in 1997. Subsequently he joined the oil industry and started as a sales manager at Technoguide AS bringing the 3D geomodelling application Petrel to the market. Erik held Business Development Manager positions at Schlumberger and Redback AS, before establishing Blueback Reservoir, a consultancy and software company specialized in 3D modeling, in 2005. In 2006 he joined RWE Dea as staff geologist and moved on to be DEA’s Advisor in Geomodelling responsible for 3D models of DEA’s NCS fields in production or under development. Erik has extensive M&A and audit experience. 

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    Harald Grøsfjeld

    | Chief Financial Officer

    Harald Grøsfjeld holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Economics from the University of Bergen, in addition to being a Fixed Income Analyst from the Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts. He has 30 years’ experience within the oil & gas industry, finance sector and government administration. During the last 20 years he has been with Pareto Asset Management (1998-2001), Seadrill Ltd (2001-2012) as VP Treasurer and Spike Exploration AS (2012-2016) as Co-founder and CFO.

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    Jørgen Klev

    | Portfolio Manager

    Jørgen Klev holds a M. Sc. degree in Industrial Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Industrial Economics offers multi-disciplinary education and in addition, Klev has technical competence within process and project engineering along with specialisation in finance. Prior to joining Mime Petroleum, Klev worked for seven years in the E&P industry serving international companies within project development and execution, procurement, business development and commercial / financial issues.

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    | Head of Drilling & Completion

    Jan Petter Rød has 35+ years’ experience from international and Norwegian oil and gas industry. Jan Petter has extensive management experience from previous positions within Saga Petroleum, Norsk Hydro and DEA Norge. The main part of his carrier, Jan Petter has managed planning and execution of the operators’ drilling operation, held positions as Drilling Supervisor, Superintendent, Drilling Manager and Operation Manager. In addition to significant operational experience, he has also held positions within field development projects and has been license committee representative. International experience has been acquired from NW Africa. During 1997-2001, he held position as Operation Manager and General Manager in Libya. Jan Petter served in the Management team of DEA Norge for several years and was board member of RWE-DEA Norge AS.

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    | Lead Geophysicist

    Gry Telje holds a Master’s degree in petroleum geosciences from Norwegian Technical University in Norway. She has 21 years’ experience from the oil industry in Norway, Canada and United Kingdom. She was part of the technical team in Technoguide, which developed the 3D geomodelling and interpretation application Petrel, before joining Tullow Oil in London. In Tullow she worked with prospect generation, development planning and production geophysics in both the North Sea and internationally. Prior to joining Mime Petroleum, she was with Genel Energy in London, working with exploration in the Mediterranean, Morocco and the Middle East.

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    | HSEQ Manager

    Anne Birgitte Brautaset Langfjæran holds a Master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Oslo and UNIS (University studies at Svalbard). She has 13 years’ experience from the oil and gas industry. Past work experience ranges from HSE management and advisory to specialist analysis within environmental impact of offshore oil industry. Past employers include Teekay Petrojarl, DNV GL and Chervron Norge AS, and include experience as self-employed consultant.