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Monday, October 15, 2018

Anders Opedal News

Statoil COO: About 21,000 Staff by end-2016

Norwegian oil major Statoil expects to have between 20,700 and 21,000 employees and consultants working for it by the end of 2016, down from 25,500 at the height of the crude price boom, the company said on Tuesday. "This corresponds to a reduction of 17-19 percent through natural attrition and voluntary redundancies. We're well positioned to resolve staff cuts by voluntary measures," Chief Operating Officer Anders Opedal told a conference. Reporting by Stine Jacobsen

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Statoil Appoints COO

Anders Opedal is appointed executive vice president and takes on a new position as chief operating officer (COO) in the corporate executive committee (CEC) of Statoil as of 1 April. Opedal will be responsible the corporate improvement programmes and for driving operational efficiency across Statoils business areas. “I am pleased to announce that Anders assumes this new position in the CEC. He will be a driving force in our effort to further improve the safety and efficiency of our operations.

Hans Jakob Hegge, Statoil senior vice president for operations North Sea east. (Photo courtesy www.Statoil.com)

Statoil: Troll Redevelopment Contract Awarded

Statoil has awarded Aibel a contract for modules and modifications for two new pre-compressors on the Troll A platform in the North Sea. The contract is worth an estimated NOK 2.7 billon. Statoil and its partners in the Troll licence on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) decided last week to invest NOK 11 billion in two new compressors on Troll A.The two new compressors will enable Statoil to produce gas even faster and accelerate production at the Troll field by allowing for production with reduced wellhead pressure.

Eldar Sætre Photo Statoil

Statoil’s Investigates into Helicopter Accident

The mandate for Statoil’s in-house investigation of the helicopter accident on 29 April is ready. The purpose of the investigation is to identify measures to improve Statoil’s work on helicopter safety on the Norwegian continental shelf. The Accident Investigation Board Norway is responsible for identifying the chain of events and the cause of the accident. “The Accident Investigation Board Norway will work on finding the answer to how this accident could happen. To us it is crucial that everyone going offshore to work is confident that we do our utmost to ensure their safety.

Here Statoil CEO Helge Lund concludes a dialogue session with GE Oil and Gas head Lorenzo Simonelli regarding some of the challenges and opportunities that operators and suppliers share. (Photo: Harald Pettersen - Statoil)

Statoil Invites Suppliers to Closer Cooperation

Statoil invited politicians, suppliers and other important stakeholders to Stavanger Concert Hall  to share challenges and increase understanding for the changes that are the inevitable outcome of tighter margins in the oil and gas industry. Stavanger Day, being arranged this year for the first time, is set to become Statoil’s most important arena for meeting politicians and industrialists in the Stavanger region. Some 630 participants were in attendance at the Concert Hall. President and CEO Helge Lund emphasised the important role played by the Stavanger region and the west coast of Norway.

Jannicke Nilsson and Anders Opedal Photo Statoil

Changes in Statoil’s Top Deck

Jannicke Nilsson has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) in Statoil ASA. She takes over the role from Anders Opedal, who will lead the development of Statoil’s growing and increasingly important operations in Brazil as new country manager. Jannicke Nilsson will assume her new responsibilities on 1. December this year, Anders Opedal will assume his responsibilities 15 January 2017. Nilsson will report to President and CEO Eldar Sætre with her office location being Stavanger…

Statoil Awards Rig Contract to Dolphin AS

Statoil has awarded a contract to Dolphin AS and a letter of intent to Seadrill for two rigs which will operate on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The Bideford Dolphin rig has won a three-year contract with start-up from 27 January 2011. The contract is worth about $421m. Statoil has an option to extend the contract from three to four years by 1 November 2010. The value of the contract will then increase to about $553m. Dolphin AS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fred Olsen Energy ASA.