With a rich and colorful career spanning 30+ years at SLB in multiple geographies, activities, and disciplines, Noor today heads up the global SLB Rig technologies business based in Kristiansand.
As a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he started his career working as a field engineer on Seismic survey ships. Over the years, he moved on to engineering, operations management, and technology management roles. He has been fortunate to have had roles allowing him to look at technology from all sides of its lifecycle, giving him a unique perspective on technology. During his assignments, he and his family lived and worked in six countries across Asia, Europe, and North America, giving him a diverse and rewarding cultural experience.
He finds his current role the most rewarding and exciting of his career. SLB Kristiansand, the business he heads, is in transition. With the decline in global rig-building activity, the business had to redefine itself and embrace the opportunities in the emerging renewables space.
Thankfully, the rig-building business, like fishing and shipping, is built on a solid technology backbone, spanning both cutting-edge software and hardware domains, that can be repurposed towards new ventures. It is this transition challenge that Noor is enjoying leading while leveraging his experience in technology.
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