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May Britt Myhr to be SINTEF’s new head of petroleum research

May Britt Myhr (45) has been appointed President of SINTEF Petroleum Research AS.

Myhr has functioned as acting President since August last year.

May Britt Myhr was born in Langevåg in Sunnmøre, and has a cand.scient. degree from NTNU in analytic organic chemistry, with a major in organic geochemistry.

Myhr joined SINTEF Petroleum Research (then known as IKU) in 1986, since when she has held a number of positions in the company, as laboratory manager, programme manager and section manager. She worked for six months at Norsk Hydro’s Research Centre in Bergen on secondment from SINTEF.

When she took over as acting President of SINTEF Petroleum Research last August, she held the position of chief scientist and was in charge of the Institute’s Department of Basin Modelling.

“May Britt Myhr has the ability both to run the Institute and to continue its development. She has a high standard of integrity and good powers of judgement, is good at team-building and enjoys the confidence of the market,” says SINTEF President Unni Steinsmo.