Mette Karine Gravdahl Agerup

Mette Karine Gravdahl Agerup

Assistant Director General, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway


Mette Karine Gravdahl Agerup is Assistant Director General for the Ministry of Peroleum and Energy in Norway.

Ms. Agerup has extensive experience in policy and legal issues concerning the Norwegian petroleum sector including as a negotiator of cross-border treaties (Norway-UK, Norway-Iceland, Norway-Russian Federation) – focus on unitization issues. Ms. Agerup is an expert in legal issues related to carbon capture and storage, as well as policy/legal issues concerning petroleum activities in the Arctic and High North (Arctic Council, OSPAR). She has worked on Norway’s foreign aid project Oil for Development such as follow-up on work in certain developing countries on formulation of petroleum policy, legislation and administration. Her legal expertise also includes issues related to trade in energy related services (WTO, EFTA, bilaterally) and EU/EEA petroleum activities.

Mette Agerup received her law degree at Oslo University, Oslo - specializing in petroleum law. She has also worked as a Lecturer of Petroleum Law at the University of Oslo.