Vår Energi CEO Torger Rød is appointed new board member of the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOROG).

NOROG represents one of Norway’s most important industries and includes the companies that operate on the Norwegian continental shelf.

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, says Torger Rød and continues:

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. 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.

Torger Rød started as Vår Energi CEO 1 June this year. The company is the largest independent oil and gas company on the Norwegian shelf.

He has a total of 23 years of experience from Equinor, both in Norway and internationally, and has been both SVP Safety and Security and SVP Project Development with responsibility for all development projects in Equinor.

Torger Rød joins the board together with Monica Th. Bjørkmann (Subsea7), Karl Johnny Hersvik (Aker BP), Kjetil Hove (Equinor ASA), Marianne Lefdal (CGG), Kristin Kragseth (Petoro), Steinar Våge (ConocoPhillips), Erik Sæstad (Oceaneering) and Marianne Davenport (Baker Hughes) .

Norwegian Oil and Gas Association is an employer and interest organization for companies that operate or are suppliers to oil and gas activities, offshore renewable energy production and offshore mineral activities on the Norwegian Continental shelf. NOROG is affiliated to the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, NHO.