Anders Opedal

Statoil appointed Anders Opedal as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of its corporate executive committee. Opedal had been senior vice president of projects for the company’s technology, projects, and drilling unit since 2010, and before that, he held several positions in its drilling, well procurement, and project units. He will be responsible for corporate improvement programs and for driving operational efficiency across business areas. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University.