Paal Kibsgaard is chief executive officer of Schlumberger Limited. Prior to his most recent position, Kibsgaard held a variety of global management positions including chief operating officer, vice president of Engineering, Manufacturing and Sustaining; vice president of Personnel for Schlumberger Limited; and president of Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements.
Earlier in his Schlumberger career, Kibsgaard was GeoMarket manager for the Caspian region after holding various field positions in technical sales and customer support.
A petroleum engineer with a master’s degree from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Kibsgaard began his career in 1992 working for ExxonMobil. In 1997, he joined Schlumberger as a Reservoir Engineer in Saudi Arabia.