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Management Team

CEO

Svein Sollund

Svein brings a wealth of managerial expertise to his role...

Svein Sollund brings a wealth of managerial experience to this role, having held a number of senior operational and executive positions – here at AGR and renowned global organisations – prior to becoming our CEO in 2015. With a strong financial background and a Masters degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Svein is a proven expert and oversees AGR’s global operational and commercial activities daily. He’s a talented strategist too, working closely with the wider management team to refine our services to make sure they meet the evolving demands of clients.

Svein holds a CEMS Masters degree from the University of Wien and  the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

CFO

Snorre Woll

Snorre has long experience in matters related to financial management...

Having joined AGR in 2008 as Group Treasurer, Snorre Woll’s understanding of financial management in the energy sector is key to his current role as CFO – a position he has held since 2015. He also has wide experience in other industries, including banking and construction. Snorre applies this knowledge day in day out, not only to ensure the financial success of AGR, but also to develop innovative solutions that deliver exceptional value to the businesses we support.

Snorre holds a Masters degree in International Business from Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) and  from Bodø Graduate School of Business in Northern Norway.

General Manager AGR Consultancy Europe

Thomas V. Saue

Thomas has demonstrated his managerial and commercial skills time and time again...

Thomas V. Saue is heading our Consultancy business in Norway and has demonstrated his managerial and commercial skills time and time again.

He is a true staffing and recruitment expert. With over 15 years’ experience within HR and people management, Thomas has delivered manning and human resources strategies which ensure success and continuous access to the best talent for AGR clients.

Businesses around the world benefit from his working ethics and experience when sourcing for preferred recruitment partner.

Thomas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Human Resources Management.

MD APAC

Andy Perchard

Andy is a dedicated professional with a strong background in energy...

A dedicated and analytical professional, Andy Perchard is quick to identify opportunities for growth and continual improvement, both for AGR and our clients. With over a decade of experience in the Australian and international energy markets, strengthened by his recruitment and finance background, Andy’s expertise extends to strategic planning, contract negotiation, business growth and operations. He leans on all of these skills to lead our Australia team, where he works closely with our clients to support their goals.

MD Well Management

Lynden Duthie

Lynden brings a wealth of Well Management and Well engineering expertise to his role...

With more than 30 years of experience, Lynden Duthie has assisted many drilling operations and well engineering projects across the globe. He has a proven track record in securing compliance approvals and execution of drilling projects within sanctioned budget. Lynden is a skilled professional trusted by our clients to deliver a right combination of engineering excellence with commercial approach.

VP Reservoir Management

Erik Lorange

Erik has worked in the energy sector for over 30 years in many different roles...

Erik Lorange has worked in the energy sector for over 30 years in many different roles – from advisor geology to exploration manager, commercial activities, contracts, reserves certification and board-level positions. He is highly experienced professional with proven track record whom our clients trust to deliver tailored reservoir management solutions for their challenges. Erik is a skilled advisor supporting the businesses and governments as they pursue ambitions within net zero and transition into low carbon energy production areas.

Erik holds a degree in Geology and Applied Geophysics from the University of Oslo.

VP Software

Øystein Andersen

Øystein started his career as a drilling engineer, and is now a digitalisation pioneer...

Harnessing more than 15 years of drilling and wells expertise, Øystein Andersen plays a key role in developing software solutions that create significant efficiency gains by automating work-flows, enabling collaboration and delivering real-time data to inform investment decisions. With a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Øystein’s knowledge of this space is second to none. 

Manager Well Control

Morten Haug Emilsen

Morten is well control advisor with experience from a number of blowouts world-wide...

Morten Haug Emilsen has lead the company’s Blowout group since 2015 and is a well control advisor with experience from a number of blowouts world-wide including Aliso Canyon, Macondo and Montara. He specialises in transient multiphase flow simulations and drilling related technical software development and has 25 years of experience with the OLGA software.

His competence within flow assurance has been utilised on a number of major field developments, conceptual studies, detailed engineering projects, topside process design as well as specialised applications like underbalanced/ managed pressure drilling application and multilateral well design.

Morten has authored and co-authored multiple technical papers, including the BP Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report and testified as an expert witness in US District Court.

Morten holds a MSc in Fluid Engineering.

Operations & Wellsite Geology Manager

Lene Thorstensen

Lene leads the largest team of Operations and Wellsite Geologists in NCS....

Lene Thorstensen leads the largest team of Operations and Wellsite Geologists on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. She brings a wealth of experience to her role, having provided AGR clients confidence to make the most commercially viable decisions about where and how to drill. During her career in the industry, she has helped our clients in many technically challenging and innovative projects.

Lene holds a Master’s in geology from the University of Tromsø.

Manager HSEQ & HR

Rita Stokka

Rita oversees AGR's Management System and manages labour law related....

Rita Stokka is our HSEQ & HR Manager and has been with AGR since 2001. With extensive knowledge of compliance, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ), and human resources, Rita oversees the company’s Management System. She also manages worker contracts and any issues related to labour law.

Manager Strategic Communications

Maria Djomina

Maria has almost 20 years' international experience in communications...

Communications Manager Maria Djomina has broad experience helping brands and businesses build their reputation and tell their stories. At AGR, Maria works with the internal multi disciplinary engineering teams and business managers to identify, publish and share our clients’ feedback with key stakeholders.