People

Fridtjof Jebsen
Chief Executive Officer

  • 24 years experience from top management and business development in the Energy sector
  • Formerly with the Norwegian Independent Saga Petroleum (1991-1999), he acted as Corporate Planning and M&A&D Manager in Norway and the UK
  • Worked in Management Consulting 1999-2002 and then founded own advisor business in that later integrated with PetroAdvisor in 2004 – where FJ held the position of Managing Partner until 2012.
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Norwegian Institute of Technology and MBA, Boulder, Colorado.

 +47 95 99 09 89
 fjebsen@telluspetro.no

Ivar Haaland
Director Field Development and HSEQ

  • 29 years in the Oil & Gas industry, from  asset management, field development, project leading and strategy and BD advisory.
  • Started his career in Saga Petroleum (1986-2000) and then joined First Securities before founding PetroAdvisor in 2001 – where IH was Senior Partner until 2012.
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Norwegian Institute of Technology and Business education, Norwegian School of Management

 +47 91 84 30 84
  ihaaland@telluspetro.no

Einar Semb
Director BD and Commercial

  • 32 years experience in the Oil & Gas sector with posts in Exxon, Saga Petroleum and First Securities before founding PetroAdvisor in 2001 – where ES was Senior Partner until 2012.
  • Business Development Director in the Norwegian North Sea and asset/license negotiator in Åsgard, Snorre, Tordis, Vigdis, Statfjord East, Sygna and Indonesia in Saga Petroleum.
  • Experience as Chief Negotiator, Chief Commercial Advisor, Process Facilitator and numerous secondee and BD roles for PetroAdvisor clients.
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Norwegian Institute of Technology.

 +47 95 14 35 14
  esemb@telluspetro.no

Claus Frimann-Dahl
Director Operations

  • 29 years in upstream oil & gas
  • Formerly with Phillips Petroleum (1986-93), Norsk Hydro (1993-98), Amerada Hess (1998-2003), Ener Petroleum and Dana Petroleum – in Norway, Denmark and the US
  • Comes from position as COO of Dana NCS (2007-12). Was CTO and one of the founders of Ener Petroleum (2005-07).
  • BSc Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, and Naval Engineer, Oslo

 +47 93 26 64 23
 cfd@telluspetro.no

Geir Christian Melen
CFO

  • 25 years of experience and track-record from the oil & gas and health care sector
  • Started working in Saga Petroleum within strategy, economics and finance (1990-97) and then moved on to be CFO in PhotoCure and Algeta (1997-2008). Comes from the position as CEO of Clavis Pharma and Ostomycure (2008-12).
  • M.Sc. in Business from Norwegian School of Bus. & Adm., Bergen

 +47 91 30 29 65
 gcmelen@telluspetro.no