Per holds a Master (Cand. Real) in geology from University of Bergen. After a few years working in a cross-disciplinary project connected to a huge hydro-electric development project in the south-western mountain area in Norway, he joined the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for more than 30 years working on petroleum resource management and project management. His working experience includes exploration and licensing, annual reporting to government from companies in relation to the revised annual national budget, resource assessments and methodology development of yet-to-find potential of petroleum on the Norwegian continental shelf. For six years Per coordinated the international project in NPD to assist countries in Asia and Africa in developing their national petroleum resource management systems and capacities. He was seconded as project coordinator in CCOP for two years in a project on Resource Evaluation and Planning. Per has been engaged in developing NPD’s petroleum resource classification system. In 2001 he joined the UNECE Expert group on resource classification (EGRC). Per retired from NPD in 2016 and is a Project Director at Petrad.
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