Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes

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The Minister of Petroleum and Energy’s responsibility is to ensure high value creation through efficient and environment-friendly management of Norway’s energy resources.

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Personal information
Born 28th of February 1969, son of metal worker and fisherman Eirik Søviknes (1939-) and shop employee Gunn Drange (1942-)

Norwegian Parliament appointments
First Substitute Member of Parliament for Hordaland County, 1997-2001, Progress Party

• Aqua Engineer, Bergen University College 1989-1992
• Economics and business administration studies, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) 1992-1995

Work Experience
• Byggmester Nydal A/S 1985-1988
• AK Drange Båtverksted 1988-1995
• Self-employed Fisherman 1994-1999

Political background
Progressive Party
• Board Member, Os Progress Party since 1992-
• Leader of Os Progress Party 1992-1999
• Organizational Vice Chair, Hordaland Progressive Party 1994-1997
• Group and Board Member, Hordaland Progressive Party 2001-
• Member of the Progress Party Group Steering Committee 1995-1999
• Member of the Progress Party Programme Committee 1999-1999
• Leader of the Progress Party Local Government Committee 1999-2001, 2014-
• Second Vice Chair, Progress Party 1999-2001
• Member of the Progress Party Group Steering Committee 2014-


• Member of the Municipal Council, Os 1991-
• Member of  Os Municipal Executive Board 1995-
• Member of Hordaland County Council 1995-
• Leader of the Control Committee, Hordaland County Council 1995-99
• Member of the Transport and Environment committee, Hordaland County Council 1999-2003
• Member of Hordaland County Executive Board 2003-
• Mayor of Os municipality 1999-2003, 2003-2007, 2007-2011, 2011-2015, 2015-

• Board member, Bergen-Os Bompengeselskap AS 2007-
• Board member, Diakonnissehjemmet hospital, Bergen 1995-1999
• Member, Fisheries Appeal Board Hordaland 1995-99