Nic was born in Stavanger and has worked in the oil industry since 1974, of which 25 years were spent in Elf/Total.
He has gained extensive experience with license management and commercial negotiations and agreements, including gas sale contracts. For many years he represented Elf/Total in a number of management committees, including Troll and the Transport Systems. In his day to day work he is responsible for financial and commercial affairs. Nic received his M.Sc. at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen in 1973.