DNV GL has appointed Arve Johan Kalleklev regional manager for oil and gas in South East Asia just as the company is establishing a dedicated LNG and gas consulting unit in Singapore.

Mr Kalleklev started in the new position in October.

He was previously head of DNV GL Oil & Gas’s Marine Structures Department in Norway.

Mr Kalleklev has been with the company since 2002, when he joined as an engineer and project manager specialising in riser technology.

He holds an MSc in marine technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a BSc in marine technology from Bergen University College.

“By establishing the LNG and gas consulting unit, DNV GL is demonstrating its continued commitment to Singapore’s ambition of becoming Asia’s natural gas hub,” Mr Kalleklev said.

“I believe DNV GL has an important role to play as an independent partner with more than 50 years of experience at the forefront of the LNG industry.

“We have the technical knowledge and global insight to support the industry across the entire oil and gas value chain.”