Rex International Holding Ltd. has appointed Svein Kjellesvik as the company’s new COO.
Kjellesvik is a geophysicist with four decades of experience in the oil industry. He has held management roles in Schlumberger's seismic division and corporate headquarters since the 1970s to 2002. He has also been president of its Global Marine Seismic Division.
Since retiring from Schlumberger, Kjellesvik has been an independent entrepreneur and has been involved in the startup of Rex Middle East Ltd. (formerly known as Rex Oil & Gas) and Lime Petroleum Plc, which are currently a wholly owned subsidiary and an indirect 65%-owned jointly controlled entity of Rex, respectively. He holds a controlling interest of 20% in Rex Partners Ltd., whose wholly owned subsidiary Rex Commercial Ltd. is a majority shareholder of Rex International Holding Ltd.
Kjellesvik holds a master’s degree in applied geophysics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim and is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the European Association of Petroleum Geoscientists, and the American Association of Petroleum Geoscientists. He is also a member of Rex’s recently formed in-house technical review group, tasked to scrutinize all G&G information shared by third parties to increase the Group’s focus on improving porosity and permeability predictions. Other G&G veterans in the technical review group are Dr. Christopher Atkinson and Dr. Rabi Bastia.