Karl Myhre has worked 30 years in the oil industry and has built up a considerable knowledge of the petroleum industry both in Norway and internationally.

Karl has extensive experience both from the upstream and downstream sectors and is accustomed to work in multidisciplinary teams and with project work, such as setting up of joint ventures and acquisitions and divestments of Norwegian petroleum production licences.

He has also built up a solid experience with issues related to development of legislation and general organization of the petroleum sector.



2013 - (today) Senior Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2006 - 2013 Senior Legal Counsel, A/S Norske Shell (Upstream International)
2001 - 2006 Head of Legal Department, Petroleum Development Oman LLC
1997 - 2001 Senior Legal Counsel, A/S Norske Shell (E&P)
1994 - 1997 Legal Counsel, A/S Norske Shell (nedstrøm)
1992 - 1994 Head of Legal Department, A/S Norske Shell (E&P)
1989 - 1992 Legal Advisor, A/S Norske Shell(E&P)
1984 - 1989 Lawyer, Norsk Oljeindustris Arbeidsgiverforening
1982 - 1984 Associate, Advokatfirmaet Riisøen, Molland & Ohldieck
1980 - 1982 Deputy Judge, Skien og Porsgrunn Byrett
1979 - 1980 Executive Officer, The Norwegian Water and Electricity Board


2011 Shell Internal Antitrust Train-the-Trainer Course
2003 Shell EP Business Leadership Programme
1997 Shell International Excecutive Seminar, IMD Lusanne Switzerland<br />
1979 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo


2012 - 2013 Data Privacy Legal Advisor, A/S Norske Shell
1991 - 2013 Member (dpt. chair 2011-2013), Legal Committee, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (previously Oil Industry Association – OLF) several terms
2009 - 2013 Deputy member / member, Norwegian Stakeholder Group Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)