- Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. I have done a lot of mistakes. Learn from them and try to do more rights than wrongs, said entrepreneur and oil and gas legend Bjarne Skeie.

Bjarne Skeie (left) and Mayor of Kristiansand, Arvid Grundekjøn. 

At a regional petroleum conference in Kristiansand Wednesday, Skeie was awarded an honorary vase by Mayor of Kristiansand, Arvid Grundekjøn.

– You have played a major part in the creation of almost 20 per cent of all jobs in Kristiansand. For that, we thank you, said Grundekjøn.

Skeie, 69, was heartily applauded by the attendees at the conference.