Torkjel Kleppo Grøndalen


Torkjel Kleppo Grøndalen. Photo.
Torkjel has extensive experience from the energy, oil, gas and offshore industry, both as lawyer and as an in-house lawyer. He is advising energy companies, oil companies, offshore service companies, and the government on regulatory and contractual matters in addition to M&A transactions.

Torkjel has extensive experience within renewable energy, in particular bioenergy, hydrogen, offshore wind and CCS. He is assisting with regulatory matters, project agreements, construction agreement, joint venture and shareholders' agreement etc. Torkjel has also been heavily involved in several carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in Norway, and worked for a time as the Procurement Manager for the full-scale CCS project at Mongstad (CCM).

Within oil and gas activities, Torkjel’s experience covers all aspects, including contract and regulatory matters, M&A, gas transportation, gas sales and price revisions, construction projects, disputes and oil and gas operational matters. He has been involved in a large number of M&A transactions involving oil and gas companies and their assets. Grøndalen has experience as an in-house lawyer both within Gassco AS and BP Norge AS.

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  • 2020 - 2022

    Next Generation Partners - Legal 500


  • 2011

    North Sea Energy Law Programme,
  • 2004

    Cand jur., University of Oslo
  • 2000

    Business administration, University of Vermont


  • 2021

    Oil and Gas Activities in Norway, co-author
  • 2015

    License Terms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
  • 2005

    Den nye regulation av oppstrøms gassrørledningsnett, co-author