Eldar Saetre


Statoil chooses FPSO for Johan Castberg

Norwegian operator Statoil has decided to develop its Johan Castberg discovery in the Barents Sea using an FPSO (floating, storage and offloading vessel). The company’s chief executive Eldar Saetre told a seminar in Norway that the planned concept would work well in moving the project forward at a lower cost.

Oil & Gas

Eldar Saetre appointed as Statoil’s new chief executive

Statoil has appointed Eldar Saetre as its new chief executive following the departure of Helge Lund to BG Group last year. Mr Saetre has been acting as chief executive and president of the Norwegian company since last October. Statoil said his annual fixed salary will be 7.7 million NOK and Mr Saetre will participate in Statoil’s programs for annual variable pay and long term incentives, as previously established for the chief executive position.