External offices: None.
Year of birth: 1968.
Position: Executive Vice President, TPD, since 15 October 2018.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 27,614 (as of December 31, 2019)
Loans from Equinor: None
Experience: Opedal joined Equinor in 1997 as a petroleum engineer in the Statfjord operations. Previously, he worked for Schlumberger and Baker Hughes. He has held a range of positions in Equinor in Drilling and well, Procurement and projects. He served as Chief Procurement Officer in Equinor from 2007-2010. In 2011, he took on the role as Senior Vice President for Projects in Technology, Projects and Drilling (TPD) responsible for Equinor’s approximately NOK 300 billion project portfolio.
He served as Equinor’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer before taking the role as Senior Vice President for Development & Production International, Brazil. His most recent position, which he held from August 2018, was Executive Vice President for Development & Production Brazil.
Education: MBA from Heriot-Watt University and Master's degree in Engineering (sivilingeniør) from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in Trondheim.
Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Corporate Executive Committee, the Board of Directors or the Corporate Assembly.
Other matters: Opedal is a Norwegian citizen and resident in Norway.