Helge Hove Haldorsen currently holds the positions of VP Strategy & Portfolio and Mexico Country Manager for Statoil Development and Production North America in Houston. Helge has an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from The Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim and a PhD in Reservoir Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Helge was a Second Lieutenant in The Royal Norwegian Navy and held various positions within reservoir engineering at Esso Exploration Norway in Stavanger, Sohio Petroleum Company in San Francisco and Anchorage and The British Petroleum Company in London. Helge joined Hydro in 1987 and held a number of key management positions with the company: Chief Reservoir Engineer, VP Exploration & Research and President E&P International. After the acquisition of the Houston-based independent ‘Spinnaker’ by Hydro in 2005, Helge served as the President until the merger with Statoil in October 2007. Helge has served on the Society of Petroleum Engineer's (SPE) Board of Directors for 3 years and he has been an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and an SPE Distinguished Author. He has written many technical papers and articles and has been a Professor of Industrial Mathematics at the University of Oslo as well as a lecturer at Stanford University. Helge is currently a member of the Cockrell School of Engineering Advisory Board at The University of Texas at Austin and a member of the OTC and SPE Boards of Directors. Helge is SPE’s 2015 President.
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