Terje was born in Trondheim and has been engaged in drilling- and well-operations since 1975.
In 1979 he started working in the drilling department of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.. Since then he has worked for more than 30 years with two operator companies and one drilling contractor. He has extensive experience within project management within rig modification, rig intakes. He has been working with exploration drilling, and development drilling within all pressure classes up to 1035 bar. He was heading the Statoil Drilling Technology team for four years.
Terje was educated from Trondheim School of Engineering in 1974.