Statoil appointed Jannicke Nilsson as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO). She will take over the role from Anders Opedal, who will lead the development of the company's operations in Brazil. Nilsson is currently the senior vice president for COO operational performance projects, a role she has held since August 2015. She joined the company in 1999 and has held a range of engineering, research, operational, and leadership roles. Her start at the company was as a project engineer at Oseberg South.