Thore Kristiansen

Thore Kristiansen

COO Galp Energia

Thore E. Kristiansen is the COO at Galp Energia, Portugal’s oil and natural gas integrated operator. Mr. Kristiansen is responsible for Galp Energia’s global Exploration and Production activities and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.  

Galp’s activities span from exploration and production of oil and natural gas to refining and marketing oil products, natural gas marketing and sales and power generation. Galp Energia E&P activities are expanding strongly worldwide and are predominantly located in Brazil, Angola and Mozambique. 

Previously, Mr. Kristiansen has served in a wide range of key international leadership positions for Statoil ASA, one of the world’s leading energy suppliers and deep water operators. 

As Statoil’s Senior Vice President for Development and Production in South America and President for Statoil Brazil, Mr. Kristiansen was responsible for one of Statoil’s largest offshore operatorship outside Norway. Kristiansen’s key objectives were to maximize production in a safe and efficient manner, develop new projects, optimize portfolio and secure new business development opportunities for Statoil in the region.  

Mr. Kristiansen’s previous company experience includes Senior Vice President for Development and Production in South America and Sub-Sahara Africa, President of Statoil Venezuela, Head of US Investor Relations, Vice President and Head of Corporate M&A and President of Statoil Deutschland GmbH.  
 
His assignments for Statoil have provided Mr. Kristiansen with a valued opportunity to live and work in a variety of countries and cultures, including Brazil, Venezuela, Denmark, the U.K., the U.S., Germany and Norway. Mr. Kristiansen earned his Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Stavanger University and his business degree from The Norwegian School of Management. 
 

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Tuesday 05/11/2019

From 16:00 To 17:00

11/05/2019 16:00 11/05/2019 17:00 Regional Panel: Atlantic Transform Margin (Liberia to Nigeria) Liberia to Nigeria

As global companies settle on business in a $65 USD market, operators begin looking to invest in exploration and new frontiers. This compelling session provides a deep insight into the current operating landscape in some of the most highly sought-after regions. Across the hour, four presenters will uncover the above and below ground risks and opportunities in the continent’s regional hot spots.
 
 Above Ground Risk:
Political and commercial overview including: How does the region’s outlook on political stability shape new venture decision-making in the region’s oil and gas sector?
 
Below Ground Risk:
Advances in seismic data to provide new insights for exploration in the Transform Margin

Operator Insight
Why the region offers new venture activity: challenges and opportunities

NOC Insight:
How has our NOC reformed and reviewed their business landscape to compete on a global stage
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"Regional Panel: Atlantic Transform Margin (Liberia to Nigeria)"

Christine Roche John Austin Jonathan Evans Steve Gilchrist Thore Kristiansen
Time and date

Tuesday 05/11/2019

From 16:00 To 17:00

11/05/2019 16:00 11/05/2019 17:00 Regional Panel: Atlantic Transform Margin (Liberia to Nigeria) Liberia to Nigeria

As global companies settle on business in a $65 USD market, operators begin looking to invest in exploration and new frontiers. This compelling session provides a deep insight into the current operating landscape in some of the most highly sought-after regions. Across the hour, four presenters will uncover the above and below ground risks and opportunities in the continent’s regional hot spots.
 
 Above Ground Risk:
Political and commercial overview including: How does the region’s outlook on political stability shape new venture decision-making in the region’s oil and gas sector?
 
Below Ground Risk:
Advances in seismic data to provide new insights for exploration in the Transform Margin

Operator Insight
Why the region offers new venture activity: challenges and opportunities

NOC Insight:
How has our NOC reformed and reviewed their business landscape to compete on a global stage
Main Stage
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