Det norske Appoints New VP Drilling & Well Operations

Svein Ola Syrstad will assume the position of VP Drilling and Well Operations in Det norske on April 1, 2010. Syrstad (59) has an engineering degree from NTH (NTNU) in petroleum exploration.

He started his career in 1976 in Statoil. Syrstad has extensive experience in the industry, and has worked as a drilling manager and operations manager in Norway, Algeria and Libya. He has been an engineer at the Sleipner and Heidrun, and has experience from the research environment in Statoil.

Syrstad came from Statoil to Det norske in January 2009, and has worked as a consultant for drilling and well before he now takes on new challenges.

"The position is exciting and challenging. Det norske is a company with a hectic drilling activity in the coming years," said Syrstad.