The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced a temporary appointment, naming Torgeir Stordal (60) as Director general of the NPD from 30 June and until a new Director general of the NPD is hired.
Stordal has been the acting Director general since Ingrid Sølvberg resigned from her limited term appointment on 17 June. Stordal has a Master of Science in geophysics from the University of Bergen. He has been employed by the NPD since 2017, first as Exploration director and since 2021 as Director of the Technology, analyses and co-existence department.
Stordal has previously held a number of leading industry positions within exploration and resource management.