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Oil engineer Opedal drew the longest straw

Norwegian oil giant Equinor has chosen an unexpected candidate as its new CEO: Anders Opedal, 52, specialist in methods for maximizing oil extraction.

Anders Opedal, incoming CEO at Equinor. | Photo: PR / Equinor / Ole Jørgen Bratland

Equinor's press officers were busy handling inquiries from visiting journalists when the Norwegian oil firm held its capital markets day on Feb. 6 in London.

After a presentation by people including soon-to-be former CEO Eldar Sætre was over, one man was quietly small-talking with a couple of nearby people on the back row.

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