Lundin Petroleum announced Wednesday that Hans Christen Ronnevik has retired from his executive duties.
The Lundin Norway AS Exploration Manager has reached the formal retirement age of 70 and has stepped down from his role at the company. Despite his retirement, Ronnevik will remain integral to Lundin’s Norwegian exploration activity through a consultancy arrangement, according to a company press release. Halvor Jahre will take over the role of Lundin Norway Exploration Manager.
Commenting on Ronnevik’s retirement, Lundin Petroleum Chief Operating Officer Alex Schneiter said in a company statement:
"Hans has had a huge part to play in our Norwegian organic growth including the discoveries of Edvard Grieg, Johan Sverdrup and more recently Alta and Gohta in the Barents Sea South. I am pleased that Hans wants to remain involved in our business and will continue to be an integral part of our Norwegian exploration activity. I welcome Halvor Jahre as new Exploration Manager. He will continue the organic growth strategy which has been so successful for Lundin Petroleum. Halvor has 25 years of broad industry experience from the NSC and has worked closely with Hans Christen Ronnevik also prior to joining Lundin Norway."
Schneiter was recently appointed as Lundin Petroleum’s new President and CEO, effective October 1, following Ashley Heppenstall’s decision to step down from the role. Heppenstall has held the position since 2002.
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