Statoil UK Gets a New Leader


Published Date : Oct 19, 2015

Tove Stuhr Sjoblom, the new managing director of production at Statoil has taken over her role with the Norwegian operator. She will begin operations from Aberdeen for upstream development and production plans in Ireland and UK. Sjoblom replaced Gunnar Breivik, who is now going to lead corporate investigation unit at Statoil.

She stated that Statoil has become an integral part of UK’s energy scene. After all the company how has several activities, both upstream and downstream, in the oil and gas sector and in the renewables field. She further stated that both the countries, Ireland and UK, play an important role in the Statoil’s international growth and presence as far as production of oil and gas is concerned. Therefore, her long term plan is to build an ongoing chain of investments for growth.

Sjoblom added that she is looking forward to contributing towards creating a new asset for the company. Her earlier experience was that of heading the Sub- Sahara Africa region for Statoil, where she was responsible for both, production and development. Apart from being a managing director in the UK, she will also be a member of the Oil and Gas industry organization in the UK. With a MSc in applied geophysics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Sjoblom began her career in Norsk Hydro ASA. She started out as an exploration geophysicist and project leader. She progressed to being an exploration manager in the North Sea and Canada. In addition to these accolades, she has also been an asset manager for the development of Ormen Lange field development