Faroe Petroleum appoints ‘Oil Woman of the Year’ as director

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Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway, the Atlantic margin and the North Sea, has appointed Jorunn Saetre as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Faroe Petroleum appoints 'Oil Woman of the Year' as director
Jorunn Saetre

Saetre is Norwegian and a chemical engineer by background who progressed to senior positions with Halliburton, in Norway, Europe and the USA, over a 30 year period.

Her roles included serving as Director of Halliburton’s European Research Centre, Head of Halliburton’s overall Scandinavian operations and responsibility for global Production Enhancement activities.

In 2008, she was the first to be awarded the title of “Oil Woman of the Year” by the Stavanger Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Jorunn Saetre is currently a board director of global oil and gas service company AGR Group ASA, Rig Team Leader and Head of AGR’s Stavanger office. Saetre will take up her appointment with Faroe on 1 September 2014. After serving four years with Faroe, and to meet the demands of her full time role with the City of Oslo, Hanne Harlem has elected to step down from the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director to coincide with Saetre’s appointment.
John Bentley, Non-Executive Chairman of Faroe Petroleum, commented:

“I am very pleased to welcome Jorunn Saetre to our Board. Her knowledge of the sector and operational experience are first rate and her appointment further strengthens the team as we move to become an operator of the producing Schooner and Ketch fields.

“I would also like to thank Hanne Harlem for all of her diligence, hard work and significant contribution over the last four years, during which time the Company has grown considerably.”


August 14, 2014


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