Hege Kverneland, Chief Technology Officer at National Oilwell Varco, and Finn Amund Norbye (right) attended the reception at The Wynden 2018.

125 representatives for Agder companies and organizations met in Houston Sunday for a pre-OTC reception.

Hosted by Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder counties for the sixth consecutive year, the reception on the eve of the world’s largest oil and gas expo, OTC, has become increasingly popular.

“We are delighted to host this event to promote the oil and gas industry, which is so important to the Agder region,” says Tore Askildsen, Deputy County Mayor of Vest-Agder.

Among the guests were several top executives from companies within the GCE NODE cluster, including CEO Clay Williams and CTO Hege Kverneland from National Oilwell Varco, CEO Finn Amund Norbye from MH Wirth, CEO Tom Fidjeland from Cameron Sense and CEO Høye Høyesen from MacGregor Norway.

Presentations were given by Høyesen and Kverneland.

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Hosted by the two Agder counties, the Agder Reception gathered 125 people. Deputy County Mayor Tore Askildsen (Vest-Agder, left) and Deputy County Mayor Jon-Olav Strand (Aust-Agder) hosted the event.