Photo: Torger Rød, Vår Energi’s CEO; Source: Vår Energi

Vår Energi CEO now member of Norwegian Oil and Gas Association’s board

The chief executive officer (CEO) of the Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has been added as a new board member of the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOROG).

Vår Energi described NOROG as a representative of one of Norway’s most important industries, which includes the companies that operate on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). NOROG is also affiliated with the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, NHO.

Vår Energi confirmed on Friday that its CEO, Torger Rød, will join the NOROG board together with Monica Th. Bjørkmann (Subsea 7), Karl Johnny Hersvik (Aker BP), Kjetil Hove (Equinor), Marianne Lefdal (CGG), Kristin Kragseth (Petoro), Steinar Våge (ConocoPhillips), Erik Sæstad (Oceaneering) and Marianne Davenport (Baker Hughes).

Torger Rød commented: ”I look forward to start in my new role, and on behalf of Vår Energi keep on working to achieve climate goals while ensuring value creation through more cost-effective oil and gas production. The Norwegian continental shelf is attractive and is uniquely positioned. With the stable framework conditions, efficient and safe operations, low-cost levels and low CO2 emissions on a global scale, I’m convinced that we as an industry have what it takes to develop in the right direction.”

Rød took over the CEO role at Vår Energi on 1 June this year. Prior to joining the company, he accumulated 23 years of industry experience working for Equinor, both in Norway and internationally.

“There is a change process happening, in which the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association has a key role in ensuring continued good cooperation between the players in the industry and between the industry and the authorities,” concluded Rød.

When it comes to recent actions carried out by Vår Energi, it is worth reminding that the company took out a loan of $6 billion from 12 different banks last month as part of its refinancing strategy.

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