Governance

Draupner Energy was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in the Stockholm region in Sweden, with a subsidiary in London, United Kingdom.

The Directors have solid experience from managing and exploration and reservoir engineering expert positions in the upstream petroleum industry, especially the Norwegian and UK Continental Shelves, as well as North America, Africa and the Middle East. In addition to proven oil and gas finder skills the team also has experience from corporate management, corporate governance, M&A and portfolio management, corporate and project finance, renewable energy projects, legal and compliance.

 

Board of Directors

  • Knut Søvold

    Director of the Board, Draupner Energy AB

    Born 1964, M.Sc. Petroleum Geology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (1987)

    Hemla Energy AS (2009 – ), D&H Solutions (2010 – 2013), Pangea LNG B.V. (2012 – 2013), AGR (2005 – 2009) PGS (2000 – 2005), Norsk Hydro (2000)
    Saga Petroleum (1991 – Dec 1999), Scandpower AS (1988-1990)

  • Ann-Charlotte
    Högberg

    Chairman of the Board, Draupner Energy AB, Director of the Board, Draupner Energy Limited (UK)

    Born 1973. LL.M., University of Uppsala, Sweden (1997)

    Ms. Högberg has nearly twenty years of experience from the international upstream petroleum industry, the renewable energy industry and the legal services industry. She brings experience from management, commercial and strategy, government relations, corporate finance, corporate governance and compliance, intellectual property, M&A and international negotiations.

    Statkraft (2015- ), Svenska Petroleum Exploration (2010-2015), Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå (2001-2010), Morrison & Foerster (2000-2001), Swedish Parliament (1998-2000).

  • Kees Jongepier

    Director of the Board, Draupner Energy AB and Draupner Energy Limited (UK)

    Born 1962. M.Sc., Petroleum Geology, Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Trondheim, Norway (1985)

    Mr. Jongepier has thirty years of experience from the international upstream petroleum industry. He is a proven oil finder with vast experience from Norway, West Africa, the Middle East and other regions. Notable work and achievements include the discovery of the supergiant Ormen Lange gas field and the giant oil fields in Block 17 in Angola. As Exploration Manager for Svenska Petroleum Exploration in Norway he led the team to exploration success in ten consecutive well bores. Mr. Jongepier brings strong leadership skills, deep geological and commercial knowledge, and a strong understanding of the full petroleum industry business cycle.

    Svenska Petroleum Exploration (2008-2016), Chevron (2006-2008), Norsk Hydro (1986-2006)

  • Kjell-Ove Häger

    Director of the Board, Draupner Energy Limited (UK)

    Born 1953, Cand. Phil., University of Gothenburg, Sweden (1978)

    Mr. Häger is a proven oil finder with more than 30 years of experience from the international oil & gas exploration and production industry, covering Norway, Angola, Brazil, Canada and Russia. Mr. Häger has held managerial roles in Statoil, Norsk Hydro and Statoil-Sonangol and Statoil-Rosneft joint ventures and has been involved in several major discoveries in Norway and Canada. Mr. Häger brings strong leadership skills, deep geological and commercial knowledge, operator and joint venture experience, and a strong understanding of the full petroleum industry business cycle.

    Statoil (Angola, Norway and Russia offices) (2007-2016 ), Norsk Hydro (Norway, Angola and Canada offices) (1982-2007)

 

Governing Documents

Code of Business Ethics
Corporate Responsibility and Health, Safety and Environment
Diversity

CODE OF BUSINESS ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE

Draupner Energy’s mission is to create value through exploration and portfolio management for our shareholders, for our employees and community members, for the countries that we work in and for their people.  To that end, Draupner Energy commits to competing in a fair and ethical manner, following all applicable laws, applying high ethical standards throughout our operations, and striving to be a good corporate citizen. 

We will support local communities where we operate through sponsorship of community projects where such sponsorship can be carried out in compliance with this policy.  We do not accept bribery or corruption in any form.

Our officers, directors, employees, agents and other representatives must avoid conflicts of interest and may only accept and offer gifts,  entertainment and other business courtesies in relation to public officials and other third parties if they are modest in value and consistent with business custom in the relevant jurisdiction and always provided that they cannot be interpreted as an attempt to influence transactions. Contributions to political parties, political candidates or organisations which are politically active are not permitted.

Our officers, directors, employees, agents and other representatives may not offer facilitation payments, except in the extreme circumstance when life or health is in danger and provided that they shall be reported to the relevant manager without undue delay.

Our accounting will be transparent and document the true nature of  gifts and business transactions in conformity with laws and generally accepted accounting principles.

We commit to investigating any payments, gifts or inducements made by us, or on our behalf, that are intended to improperly influence others in the performance of their duty (other than payments, fees etc. which they are entitled to demand by written law) Such payments may result in disciplinary action against employees concerned. 

We commit to reviewing this policy statement and related business processes and procedures annually to ensure that they continuously align with our operations.

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AND HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

Draupner Energy’s mission is to create value through exploration and portfolio management for our shareholders, for our  community members, for the countries that we work in and for our people.  To that end, Draupner Energy commits to conduct all its operations in a sustainable, ethical and socially responsible manner. In all our operations we strive to operate safely with the overarching goal to protect people, the environment and the Draupner Energy assets from harm. 

 

We commit to foster a positive health and safety culture throughout the Draupner Energy Group, and to

 

• providing adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our operations and work activities

 

• working to prevent accidents and work related ill health

 

• providing and maintaining safe plant and equipment 

 

• maintaining safe and healthy working conditions, and adequate welfare facilities

 

• ensuring safe handling and use of substances 

 

•using and maintaining the proper safe plant and equipment needed for each task, including all Personal Protection Equipment where needed 

 

• ensuring all employees are competent to do their tasks, and to give them adequate training

 

• ensuring the safety of our business partners and other visitors at our offices and facilities at all times, and

 

• reviewing and revising this policy statement and our HSE objectives annually to make sure that the objectives are continuously aligned with our operations and overarching goal of protecting people, the environment and our assets from harm.

 

CORPORATE STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY

Draupner Energy’s mission is to create value through exploration and portfolio management for our shareholders, for our employees and community members, for the countries that we work in and for their people.  To that end, Draupner Energy commits to creating an inclusive corporate culture in which all of our employees and community members feel empowered to contribute to the completion of our mission.

We believe that diversity of thought and perspective is a vital element to our continued growth and success, and that diversity of thought and perspective come from diversity of experiences, cultural background, nationality,  ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation. It is a matter of fairness at an individual level, as well as a critical component for reaching our business goals.

Our goal is to create an inclusive and inspiring environment within our company and our community where we engage with our employees, our community and our business partners without discrimination and with respect for their experiences and perspectives, and where we actively seek to engage with and recruit a diverse group of people.

We commit to reviewing this policy statement and diversity objectives annually to ensure that they continuously align with our operations.