Safety chief takes over as new managing director at Statoil UK in Aberdeen

Hedda Felin
Hedda Felin

Senior vice-president Hedda Felin has taken over as the new managing director of Statoil Production UK. She replaces Tove Stuhr Sjøblom, who has left the company.

As the new head of the company’s Aberdeen office, Felin is responsible for Statoil’s upstream development and production activities in the UK and Ireland.

Statoil set up an office in Aberdeen in 2013, and has now grown its organisation to around 140 people. In May the company moved into its new operations centre for the UKCS, Statoil House, at the Prime Four Business Park, Kingswells, four miles (seven kilometres) west of Aberdeen city centre.

Hedda Felin comes from the position of vice president for safety and sustainability in Statoil’s business area for global exploration. Previously she has served different leadership roles in Statoil, including HR manager in exploration and leader of efficiency projects in Statoil energy and retail.

Prior to joining Statoil, Felin was a management consultant and project leader with international experience from West Africa, China and France. She holds a master’s degree in Political Science and International business from Sciences Po de Paris.

In the last few years Statoil has ramped up its UK and Ireland activity within exploration and oil and gas production, as well as within offshore wind.

In the UK North Sea, Statoil is the operator of the Mariner field, which is expected to start production in 2018. Statoil UK is also the operator of the UK part of Utgard, a cross-border field recently approved for development.

Statoil’s team in Aberdeen also manages the company’s interests in partner operated fields; Corrib in Ireland and Alba and Jupiter on the UKCS, and supports the company’s Hywind Scotland project –  the world’s first floating wind farm under development off the coast of Peterhead.

Felin said: “UK and Ireland are key parts of our international growth portfolio and I look forward to working with our partners and suppliers in the exciting years ahead.”

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