15 May 2008
Petrofac Expands in Norway
Petrofac, the international oil & gas service facilities provider, is expanding its focus in Norway with the group’s Facilities Management business opening an office in Stavanger.
Thomas Knutsen has been appointed business manager to head up the Norwegian operation, which has been established by Petrofac’s Brownfield team, offering engineering and construction services for major modifications to existing oil & gas installations.
Knutsen has vast experience in both oil & gas and industry in Norway and the international market with an impressive track record of developing new companies and product lines into profitable entities. As a former dean of the Norway Business School, Knutsen has a strong academic background to complement his industry knowledge and understanding.
Bill Bayliss, vice president, Petrofac Brownfield, said: “Expanding in Norway is key to our continued success and development. Norway has a vibrant oil & gas sector and committing to the country better places us to make the most of the opportunities available.
“Knutsen’s appointment is crucial to the success of the office. He has a wealth of industry experience and brings a wide range of skills and qualities to the position. I am confident that he will establish the Norway office as a key facet of our growing business.”