Offshore drilling contractor Songa Offshore has appointed Johan Kr Mikkelsen to its Board of Directors.
Johan Kr Mikkelsen has 40 years experience from Norsk Hydro and Statoil. He entered the oil and gas industry at the Mongstad refinery in 1974 as process engineer and a couple of years later as Production Manager at the refinery.
In 1983 he moved on as Production Director for Oseberg field and in 1992 as SVP for Norsk Hydro drilling. In 2000 he continued as SVP for Oseberg asset and in 2003 as SVP for the Troll asset. In 2005 he became Country manager for Norsk Hydro Canada before he moved on as Peregrino Project Director and later Production Director for the Peregrino field in Brasil.
In 2012 he returned to Norway as VP for the Statoil Subsea Improvement Project until early 2014 when he retired from Statoil. At present he is the Chief Technology Officer with Perestroika AS.
He holds a Master degree from NTH from 1973 in Industrial Chemistry and a Master degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, USA in 1979.
Jon Bjørstad has resigned from his position as Director with immediate effect.