Torgeir Kydland joined Hydro Oil & Energy in 1984 as a reservoir engineer. During his first ten years in Hydro, he held various management positions in petroleum engineering. In 1996, he joined the Exploration & Production management team, as Vice President for the Oseberg Field Asset, became Senior Vice President for the Troll Field Asset in 1999 and Head of all of Hydro’s Oil and Gas Operations in 2001. During 2005-2006, he was General Manager for Hydro’s businesses in Iran and in August 2006 became Senior Vice President and Head of Hydro Oil and Energy’s International Business Development.
From October 2007, following the merger between Statoil and the oil and gas division of Hydro, Torgeir Kydland was appointed Senior Vice President with responsibility for Eurasia, Middle East & Asia (after 1 January 2011 Senior Vice President, Europe & Asia in Development & Production International (DPI).
From July 2014, Torgeir Kydland was appointed President Equinor (former Statoil) in Russia.
From October 2018, Torgeir Kydland holds position of Vice President for Long Term Business Development at Equinor ASA.