Stavanger is a very nice city to live and work in. Additionally, many of Kjersti's fellow students and university friends live in the same town as Stavanger is considered the oil capital of Norway. In addition to hosting headquarters of many global oil and service companies, there is always something going on in the town or an event she can attend.
Kjersti graduated as a Petroleum Engineer from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2011. While writing her Master thesis, Kjersti had an opportunity to attend AGR’s company presentation at the university where her current manager; Drilling Superintendent, Mike Simpson, and AGR’s Senior Drilling Engineers were telling students about their jobs, projects they were working on, career opportunities and the professional environment at AGR. She was instantly interested and applied for a job as a junior drilling engineer. She hasn’t regretted that choice since!
Kjersti's daily assignments and responsibilities cover planning and executing drilling projects on behalf of AGR’s clients. Due to a wide spectrum of clients, she has the opportunity to work with very different projects covering the whole Norwegian continental Shelf including the Barents Sea. She also gets to learn the clients’ various project management systems, their working methods and procedures.
What she enjoys the most about her job is the variety of projects and the opportunity to spend time between onshore and offshore in order to develop her skills in both fields. Above all, she enjoys her colleagues at AGR who are very talented and friendly professionals.
Kjersti is grateful to be able to obtain such wide experience in her first role in the industry and at the same time enjoy responsibility for delivering AGR's clients projects safely and efficiently.