Thomas Bjørgo


Thomas is one of the founders of Core Energy and has more than 15 years experience working with the oil industry. He was the CFO of Core Energy from the establishment of the company until he took the role as CEO. Thomas has advised numerous E&P companies on a large number of asset transactions and M&A deals, both buy-side and sell-side, and has assisted several OSE listed E&P companies raise equity. He joined Core Energy from the position as Director of Platou Markets E&P team and he has previously worked as an advisor with SB Finans and Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. Mr. Bjørgo holds an MSc degree in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen.

Tord Pedersen

VP Sub-surface

Tord is one of the founders of Core Energy and has 30 years experience from the oil industry. He was appointed Managing Director of VNG Norge in 2009, the same position he had held with Endeavour Energy Norway since joining them in 2005. From 2001 he worked for ConocoPhillips in the Middle East and Norway as Business Development Manager. Prior to this he worked 11 years for Saga Petroleum (later Norsk Hydro) overseeing international business development in SE Asia, Africa and Middle East. He started his career as a geologist for Conoco, located in Norway, USA and Egypt. Mr. Pedersen holds a MSc degree in geology from University of Trondheim.

Ingar Haugetraa

VP Facilities & Operations

Ingar is one of the founders of Core Energy and has 30 years experience from the oil industry. He joined the company from the position as Project Integration Manager Cessation at ConocoPhillips Norway. Ingar started his career in Phillips in the early 80s working both in the US and with the Ekofisk operation in Norway. From there he joined Conoco and worked as the Commercial Manager in Stavanger and with international business development in London.
After the merger between Conoco and Phillips, Ingar took over as asset manager for ConocoPhillips in Troll, Heidrun and Huldra. He was also in charge of taking the new hotel project at Ekofisk through sanction and into execution. Mr. Haugetraa holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA.

Jessica S. Nordvall

Acting CFO

Jessica has been with Core Energy since the start up of the Company and prior to taking the position as Acting CFO she held the position as Senior Business Analyst. She has been deeply involved with the establishment and maintenance of all the debt facilities of Core Energy as well as being in charge of Economics. Jessica started her career as a Corporate Analyst in RS Platou Markets in 2009, advising companies in the oil and gas sector with IPOs, equity raising, valuations and asset transaction. Mrs. Nordvall holds an MSc degree in Business and Economics.

Thor Arne Olsen

VP Business Development

Thor Arne came from the position as Vice President Commercial in Noreco, a position he has held since 2006. Thor Arne has close to 30 years of commercial experience, and previous positions include Business Development/A&D Manager for BP Norway, Commercial manager for Amoco Norway in addition to key positions across the upstream value chain in Norway and internationally. He holds a MSc in Business and Administration

Arne Cock


Arne has more than 30 years experience from the oil industry. He started his career in Mobil in 1979, but the majority of his career has been in managerial positions in Statoil. Arne held the position as Department Manager on Statfjord in the late 80’s and then moved on to Sleipner where he was Engineering Manager, Platform Manager and later Operations Manager. From 2000 to 2002 he was VP Human Resources for Statoil E&P before taking over the position as VP Operations on Snorre. From 2005 to 2009 he was VP Petroleum Technology in Statoil International. Prior to joining Core Energy, Arne was Head of Stavanger Office/Manager Market Norway with AGR Group.
Arne holds an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA.

Contact details

Visiting address:
Rosenkrantzgate 16, N-0160

Postal address:
P.O. Box 1489 Vika, N-0116 Oslo

Phone: +47 24 04 54 80

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