Sidsel Lindso’s affection for her adopted country is undisputable.

“I love Norway,” she exclaims, citing the opportunities for women, the openness and a legal system that creates a relatively equal playing field for large and small businesses.

“The only thing bad is the weather,” says Lindso, a structural geologist and chief executive of Stavanger-based oil and gas exploration services company ExploCrowd.

A Danish citizen, she and her husband, who also works in oil and gas, came to Norway 10 years ago.