Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Hege Kverneland currently holds the position as Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at National Oilwell Varco. She has over 20 years of engineering and product management experience, contributing to quality assurance, research, and product development. Hege began with FluScan in 1991, later acquired by Hitec in 1994. In 1999, National Oilwell Varco acquired Hitec, at which point Hege became a part of the NOV family. In 2001, Hege became Corporate R&D manager at NOV and held this position until 2009 before transitioning to her current position. Throughout her career, she contributed many new product developments such as a new mud pump design, different PM-motor designs, and heave compensation systems. She has authored numerous SPE/IADC papers within drilling as well as two textbooks on Offshore Hydraulics. Hege received a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science in 1990 and graduated from the General Management Program(GMP) at Harvard Business School in 2009.