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Mailing address

Espehaugen 32 B
5258 Blomsterdalen
Norway

Visiting address

Espehaugen 32 B
5258 Blomsterdalen
Norway

How we are organised

Board of directors

Dr. Robert Arnott

Executive Chairman

Experienced geologist and board director with specialist competence within mature oil and gas provinces – an area he is recognised for his research into. Has held board-level positions at numerous E&P companies including Hurricane Energy plc, Rocksource ASA, Core Energy AS, Spring Energy AS and DNO ASA. Started his career with Royal Dutch Shell before becoming an oil and gas equity analyst at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

Sjur Storås

Board Director

Executive who has held numerous board-level positions at various oil and gas organisations and been managing director of several companies within oil and gas such as CCB, the largest oil service base in Norway, and HOG, the main oil and gas interest organization in oil and gas in Hordaland county, Norway. Is today a partner at engineering and consulting company Head Energy Consulting AS and director of the board of Petrolia SE.

Brede Bjøvad Larsen

Board Director

Professional investor with broad industry and international experience. Has been a board director at Petrolia NOCO AS since 2016. Also holds board-level positions at oil services company Independent Oil Tools AS, plus several private board roles. He holds a masters degree in global management from RBS London, UK.

Management team

Dr. Robert Arnott

Interim Managing Director

Experienced geologist and board director with specialist competence within mature oil and gas provinces – an area he is recognised for his research into. Has held board-level positions at numerous E&P companies including Hurricane Energy plc, Rocksource ASA, Core Energy AS, Spring Energy AS and DNO ASA. Started his career with Royal Dutch Shell before becoming an oil and gas equity analyst at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

Jan Kaspar Gjessing

Chief Financial Officer

Jan Kaspar Gjessing is our CFO. He holds a master’s degree in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and joins Petrolia Noco from a position as Finance Manager at Corvus Energy. Prior to this, Gjessing held various financial controller and analyst roles with OMV Norge, Statoil (now Equinor) and Seadrill. He has also spent two years as an adviser within accounting.

Lennart Hansen

New Ventures & Exploration Manager

Experienced E&P professional with more than 30 years’ experience from the NCS and internationally including UK, Ireland, Brazil, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. He has held both technical and managerial roles in a number of companies including Enterprise Oil, Shell, Maersk and Capricorn. Lennart is responsible for the G&G team in Petrolia Noco and all related new ventures and exploration activities in the company. He holds a MSc in geology and geophysics from the University of Tromsø.

Asbjørn Holme

Asset Development & Production Manager

Asbjørn is our asset development & production manager with strong subsurface understanding combined with commercial insights. He has experience from ConocoPhillips holding various technical roles ranging from production engineering to complex reservoir characterization and reservoir modelling projects in the Greater Ekofisk Area. Prior to joining Petrolia Noco, was an integral part of the Tommeliten Alpha field development project. Asbjørn holds a Msc in Petroleum Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a Msc in Industrial Economics from University of Stavanger.

Kristin Myhre

Safety & Sustainability Manager

Kristin is our Safety & Sustainability manager. She joined Petrolia Noco from a position as department manager and risk management consultant in Proactima AS. Prior to this, she has also been with Lloyd’s Register, Equinor and Aker Solutions. where she has been performing analyses within safety, risk management, working environment and emergency preparedness. Kristin also has 12 years’ experience as a Safety/HSE discipline manager & engineer in oil and gas projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. She holds a master’s degree in Industrial Environmental Technology from 1996, and a bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry from 1994.

Meet some of our team

Lillian Elvik-Bull

Sr. Explorationist

Lillian is an experienced explorationist working on our Tampen-assets to explore for more opportunities in the area. Lillian previously worked in Neptune, and Edison, and moved to Bergen to join our team in 2019. During her years in the industry she has worked with both operated and non-operated assets, and is one of our prospect hunters. She holds a master of science in Petroleum Geology from the University in Bergen.

Helge Ivar Sognnes

Sr. Explorationist

Helge is an experienced reservoir geophysicist with technical background from exploration and field development in the North Sea, and several years of international exposure in North Africa and the Far East. Before joining Petrolia NOCO in Bergen, he worked for PTTEP in Bangkok, where he was an integral part of the corporate geophysics team supporting both exploration and field development projects. He has now found his way home to Bergen and is eagerly participating within our dynamic exploration team to find hidden gems on the NCS.

Maria Marvik

Sr. Explorationist

Maria did her MSc in geology at the University of Bergen and has since 2017 been a part of the team in Petrolia NOCO. As an Explorationist she is collaborating with the rest of the team to unlock great values on the NCS. During her years in Petrolia she has worked on both fractured basement rocks and more conventional prospects. Maria is passionate about the outdoors, which is the main reason she became a geologist in the first place.