Ralph has a central function within the law firm’s HSEQ team.
MSc in Chemical Engineering, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, 1971.
MSc in Petroleum Engineering, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, 1974.
Worked as petroleum engineer for Elf, NPD and Texas Eastern Norwegian Inc. within field development, operation, regulatory and supervisory work and technical aspects of license management.
Main responsible for developing regulation for licensees’ management systems (internal control) for NPD in the period 1978-81. Management consultant within safety management and regulatory development in 1983 after being approached by NPD to assist them in implementation of supervisory practices in NPD and PSA.
Since 1983 assisted authorities and industry in Norway and internationally in establishment of management systems, regulatory and institutional development, accident and incident investigations, management system certifications and audits.
Assisted several new companies in the prequalification process for becoming licensees on NCS.
International assignments have included: Review of safety regulation in Russia and India for NPD, review of environmental management in the Romanian offshore (Petrom) activity in the black Sea, review of the Environmental Management of the Kirgizia oil production in the Fergana Valley, establishment of resource and safety management regulations in Angola and Mozambique.