HAAKON JOHAN BJØRUM
Holmenkollveien 120 B 9, rue Poulletier
N-0787 Oslo, Norway 75004 Paris, France
Tel: +47 22 92 00 80 Mobile: +33 663 266 573
Fax: +47 22 92 00 30 Tel/fax:
+33 146 332 993
Managing Director, Bjørum Trading AS, Oslo, Norway
1999 – Present Private investment company
with interests in real-estate, stocks and bonds.
Centre for Economic Analysis as, Oslo, Norway
2003 - Present Providing analysis, research
and consulting services to clients in the energy industry.
Clipper ‘98/99 Round-the-World
1998 – 1999 Watch leader on 60 foot racing yacht "Taeping", 65.000 km race round the world from Plymouth, U.K., watch www.clipper-ventures.com
for details. Watch leader is responsible for racing performance on his watch. Placed
fifth of seven yachts that completed, accident in the Pacific
hampered better finish.
Business Development Coordinator, Conoco Europe Gas
Ltd., London, U.K.
1997 – 1998 Responsible for maximizing value from long term take-or-pay
supply contracts into
Conoco’s U.K. natural gas pool, involving the fields Ann/Alison, Britannia, and
total purchasing budget about $100 million in 1998. Generated $6-7 million
p.a. after-tax in reduced purchase costs by optimizing purchasing pattern.
Negotiate laying of fiber-optic network through Conoco-operated platforms in the
Southern UK basin.
1996 – 1997 Due diligence and divestiture of Kinetica Ltd, a
with PowerGen plc in the U.K. gas retail market, successfully completed 1. April
1997. Reduced operating losses experienced in the extremely competitive
and over-supplied U.K. gas retail market. Achieved asset value through
1994 – 1996 Marketing Conoco’s U.K. natural gas in Europe, culminating in the
first U.K. to Continent contract signed through the Interconnector
ten-year contract to Wintershall Gas GmbH for 1 billion cubic metres p.a.
to the German border starting in 1999. Current sales revenue in excess of
$150 million p.a. Supported Conoco’s efforts in Former Soviet Union and coal-bed methane in
Advisor, Investment Appraisal, Conoco
Inc., Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
1993 – 1994 Acquisition of
deep- and shallow-water acreage off Vietnam, South China Sea. Currently
one of Conoco's promising new frontier areas with both production and
significant future growth potential.
1992 – 1994 Conoco’s Decision and Risk Analysis Work Team to
ensure consistent world-wide approach to exploration risk and decision-making.
Improve ability to compare exploration prospects throughout Conoco's worldwide
1991 – 1993 Supported Conoco’s investment and acquisitions efforts in
Gabon, Angola, Somalia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Timor Gap and coal-bed methane
projects in Europe.
Economics Engineer, E&P, Royal
Dutch/Shell, Stavanger, Norway
1988 – 1989 Evaluated oil and gas property acquisitions and divestitures
on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Propose to the Board of Norske
Shell to acquire competitor’s Norwegian assets. Maintained database to
benchmark performance of competitors vs. Shell.
Project Engineer, Bjørum Trading A/S
1987 – 1988 Analysed the value and supported the sale of two mining
operations for $11 million. Established $3 million facility to expand company
mining output from 250,000 to 500,000 tons. Performed currency hedging to limit
exposure in foreign exchange.
1994 The Alphatania
Partnership, "Natural Gas – The Commercial
Challenges", an intensive training course in Oxford, U.K., to better
understand the commercial drivers in the natural gas industry.
Conoco’s Decision and Risk
Analysis program, Houston, Texas,
U.S.A. to implement company-wide approach to exploration risk and
1989 - 1991 Kellogg School of
Management, Northwestern University,
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A., Master of Management,
concentrating in managerial economics, finance and international business.
Grade point average: 3.5 out of 4.0, graduated with Honours. One of the
highest rated business schools in the world.
1986 – 1987 Norwegian Army Corps of
Hønefoss, Norway, 12 months officer training, current rank sergeant, elected
chairman of cadet class.
1981 – 1985 Colorado School of
Mines, Golden, Colorado, U.S.A., Bachelor
of Science, Petroleum Engineering, covering reservoir, drilling and production
engineering. Elected President of Engineering Honour Society. Grade point
average: 3.5 out of 4.0, graduated with Honours.
Vice-chairman of Cercle
Norvégien de Paris, non-profit social club for
Norwegians and other friends of Norway in France.
Avid golfer, sailor, fly-fisherman and skier.