Sigurd holds a BSc from the University of California and a SM degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also received formal management training at IMD on international management and High Performance Boards. Sigurd has spent most of his working life in Government and industry working on petroleum resources management and strategy, both as Deputy director of resource management responsible for development and production at the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, as Petroleum exploration advisor to the Minister of Water, Energy and Minerals of Tanzania and as a member of Statoil’s Corporate strategy team. He chaired the Oil and gas reserves committee of the Society of Petroleum Engineers when the SPE Resource classification that later became the SPE-PRMS was developed and the UNECE Expert group on resource classification when the UNFC-2009 classification was developed. He has also chaired the Bureau of the UNECE Intergovernmental Committee on Sustainable Energy. Sigurd has engaged in education by helping to form and build PETRAD. He has been a lecturer at the MIT Sloan Executive Education and at the University of Stavanger. He has been guest editor with MIT Professor Donald Roy Lessard of “Innovation in oil and gas through partnering”, Elsevier’s Volume 3 of Energy Strategy Reviews. He joined Petrad as a Project Director in 2017.
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