Gro G. Haatvedt appointed new senior vice president exploration in Det norske

This article originates from the news archive of Det norske.

21. January 2014

Gro G. Haatvedt has been appointed as the new senior vice president exploration in Det norske oljeselskap ASA. Haatvedt was until 1 January 2014 senior vice president for exploration on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in Statoil.

Gro G. Haatvedt (56) has for the last three years been senior vice president for exploration on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in Statoil. During this period Statoil has made several significant discoveries, among them Johan Sverdrup. Haatvedt has over the last years been responsible for the appraisal wells program on the Johan Sverdrup field.

Gro Haatvedt, photo Statoil

Gro Haatvedt, photo Statoil

Haatvedt says it was impossible not to accept the offer as senior vice president exploration in Det norske.

– I am looking forward to start working for Det norske. It is a very exciting task to build a solid company forward. Det norske already has a considerable portfolio and my main responsibility is to strengthen this further. I look very much forward to meet a compitent and energetic organisation.

Gro G. Haatvedt graduated as geophysicst from the University of Oslo in 1984. She started her career in Hydro in 1984 and continued in Statoil after the two companies merged. She has held many professional and management positions in Statoil, among them on Oseberg and as Sr. VP Exploration for the North Sea. She has been responsible for business development in Iran and country manager in Libya.

Chairman of Det norske, Sverre Skogen, is very pleased with the appointment of Gro G. Haatvedt as new senior vice president exploration in Det norske.

– Det norske has been strengthened with a very competent Sr. VP Exploration, with long experience and outstanding results. We look very much forward to welcome her to a company that always move forward creating values on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Time of taking office is yet to be decided, but will not be later than August 2014.