Norway Appoints New Regulator Head
The upstream regulator Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has named Ingrid Solvberg as successor to Bente Nyland as its director general, it said October 11. It has not set a formal date for the change but the office is a fixed-term engagement of six years, with the option of an additional six-year period. Nyland’s second term period will expire at the end of the year.
Solvberg has spent over five years as a member of the NPD’s strategic management team with responsibility for development and operations. She is a civil engineer with a degree in marine technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and began her career in Statoil (now Equinor). She became director of development and operations in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate in June 2014. Solvberg has also worked as commercial manager at UK utility Centrica.