Last Missing Statoil Employee Confirmed Dead

Statoil announced Thursday lunchtime (UK time) that Victor Sneberg, the last of its missing employees after the terror attack on the In Amenas gas facility in southeastern Algeria January 16, has been confirmed as dead.

The news comes a day after the bodies of four other Statoil employees who were victims of the In Amenas attack were flown back to Norway.

On Thursday, Statoil Chief Executive Helge Lund said in a statement:

"It is with deep sorrow that we have received the news today that Victor Sneberg, our country manager in Algeria, is among those who lost their lives in the terror attack at In Amenas.

"Five friends and colleagues who were going about their work for Statoil will never return to their loved ones. They represented the very best of our company. Our thoughts and deepest compassion go first and foremost to the families, friends and colleagues who have lost those dear to them. Everyone in Statoil shares their grief. In the time ahead those most affected will need our support."

Statoil added that a ceremony to mourn its dead employees will be held Feb. 4 in Håkon's Hall in Bergen, Norway.



A former engineer, Jon is an award-winning editor who has covered the technology, engineering and energy sectors since the mid-1990s. Email Jon at


Post a Comment Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies

Our Privacy Pledge

More from this Author
Jon Mainwaring
Senior Editor, EMEA | Rigzone
 -  BG Group Buys a 35% Stake in Cyprus's ... (Nov 23)
 -  Global Downturn is Rare Opportunity fo... (Nov 19)
 -  Oil, Gas Industry Welcomes UK Governme... (Nov 18)
 -  UOG 2015: PM Netanyahu to End Israeli ... (Nov 17)
 -  Premier Sells its Norwegian Business t... (Nov 16)

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Sr. Safety Specialist
Expertise: Safety Engineering
Location: Richland, WA
OIM/Facility Supervisor-Deepwater GoM
Expertise: Facilities Management|Operations Management|Production Operator
Location: Lafayette, LA
SHES Supervisor/Procedure Writer- (Petrochemical Plant)
Expertise: HSE Auditing|HSE Manager / Advisor
Location: Baytown, TX
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $46.12/BBL 0.63%
Light Crude Oil : $42.87/BBL 2.68%
Natural Gas : $2.2/MMBtu 0.45%
Updated in last 24 hours