Our competent management team has significant experience developing oil companies on the NCS. Their involved leadership provides clear direction towards meeting our company objectives and vision

Erik Haugane


Erik Haugane was the founder of Pertra (2001) and co-founder of Det Norske oljeselskap (2005). He also has several years in PGS and NOPEC, among other a period in Singapore. He is a recipient of Norwegian Petroleum Society’s honorary award. He holds a Cand. Real. degree in Exogene Geology from the University of Tromsø.

Anton Tronstad

SVP Projects and Technology

Anton Tronstad has thirty years’ experience at Kværner and Statoil. SVP Drilling at Pertra. He was the co-founder and SVP of Drilling at Det Norske oljeselskap. He holds a Master of science in Mechanical Engineering.

Kjersti Hovdal

SVP Accounting and Controlling

Kjersti Hovdal has experience from Aker BP (formerly Det norske oljeselskap/Pertra) as Finance Manager, Business Controlling Manager and Manager of Finance improvement projects, auditor in EY and Arthur Andersen. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Auditing.

Dag Eggan

SVP Business Performance

Dag Eggan was co-founder and partner of PIER Offshore Management Services. He has experience from several senior management positions, including Quality Risk Manager in the Mobile Newbuilds (MNB) Group in Statoil ASA and VP QSHE in Ocean Rig, Sevan Drilling and Skeie Drilling & Production AS.

Andrew McCann

SVP Subsurface

Andrew McCann has over twenty years’ experience from Equinor (formerly Statoil) in technical and leadership positions in Norway and Brazil and as country manager for Libya. He holds a PhD in Geology from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Tor Bjerkestrand

SVP Operations

Tor Bjerkestrand has thirty years’ experience at Aker Engineering, Phillips Petroleum, Kværner Oil & Gas, Petroleum Development Oman and Shell. Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & gas industry both nationally and internationally. Holds a Master of Science in Engineering.

Espen Myhra

SVP Business Development

Espen Myhra has close to 20 years’ experience within the oil and gas sector. Before joining OKEA in 2015 Espen held the position as Deputy Director General and Head of the Exploration Section in the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Espen has also been Energy counselor at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC and Ottawa. In OKEA Espen has experience as VP Business Development and VP Commercial.

Bodil Alteren


Bodil Alteren has several years of experience from Det norske oljeselskap, including VP HSE, and as senior researcher in SINTEF and General manager of mining operations. She holds a Master of Science in Geology and Mineral engineering, and a PhD in HSE Management.

Marit Moen Vik-Langlie

VP Legal

Marit Moen Vik-Langlie has nine years of experience with commercial and contracts law, and holds a Master of Law from the University of Oslo. She came to OKEA in 2016 from Advokatfirmaet Steenstrup Stordrange DA (Sands).

Ståle Myhre

VP Investor Relation and Communication

Ståle Myhre has worked in the industry for twenty years. Former VP Business Development in OKEA. Prior to joining OKEA he worked ten years as Investment Director at Equinor (formerly Statoil) Technology Ventures, and with business development in Sparebank1 SMN and Arthur Andersen. Master of Science in Industrial Economics from NTNU