New head of Technology

August 13, 2002, 12:00 CEST

Terje Overvik has been appointed executive vice president of Statoil's Technology area. He will join the corporate executive committee as of 19 August.

Mr Overvik (51) has a doctorate from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. Before joining Statoil in 1983 he worked as an associate professor and researcher at the NTNU.

He has held a number of different posts in Statoil, including platform manager for the Statfjord A platform in the North Sea and he is currently vice president for operations on the Statfjord field.

Mr Overvik succeeds Morten Loktu who is taking up a position as president of the Sintef research foundation in Trondheim.