Euan Shirlaw is one of just a handful of chief executives on the Oslo stock exchange aged under 40.

He joined Noreco as chief financial officer in 2019 in the wake of the independent oil company’s transformative $1.9 billion acquisition of Shell’s non-operating interests in the TotalEnergies-led Danish Underground Consortium (DUC).

Shirlaw took over running Noreco on an acting basis, after former chief executive David Cook’s resignation late last year, and was appointed permanent chief executive in May.