Tor Fjaeran serves as President in the World Petroleum Council since 2017. Before that he was VP Programme for both the Moscow and Istanbul Congresses. He is employed Statoil and is located in Stavanger, Norway.
He has previously served in different technical and managerial position in Statoil which he joined in 1980. Before moving to Indonesia as President Director in 2007 he held positions as Senior Vice President for Environment and Climate in Statoil corporate, SVP for Exploration & Development Norway and VP for Middle East & Asia. He has over many years been engaged in oil & gas policy issues in Norway, Arctic policy issues and was a member of the “Expert Committee for Arctic Policy” established by the Norwegian Government in 2002. He was for several years Chairman for both the Environmental and Energy Policy Committees in the Norwegian Oil Industry Association. He has also been member of the Executive Committee of IPIECA (International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association), been member of the HERMES Science Board, and active in both EAGE and the Norwegian Geological Society.
Tor Fjaeran holds a Master Degree in Geology from the University of Bergen, Norway, from where he graduated in