Objects: New standards in a post-Macondo world

Years of internal reviews and regional research have led DONG E&P to a new set of updated Ground Rules for the essential role of the Company Representative (CoRep). Focus must be “what not how”, demanding the CoRep to engage with all parties in a safe, professional and meaningful way. This requires more than being right, it requires the greater level of interpersonal attention only found in ASL – Affective Safety Leadership.

Having updated the Ground Rules, DONG E&P needed a new way to implement and develop the corresponding habits. The result is the multifaceted and comprehensive CoRep program, of which the satisfactory completion is now a requirement for employment in DONG E&P Offshore Operation as Company Representative.


Magnus Florvaag is at present Operations Manager in the Well Construction Department within DONG E&P. He moved from the position as Drilling Manager for DONG E&P Norway after finalization of the Trym and Oselvar Development campaign.

Magnus started in the Oil & Gas Industry in 1980 as drilling operations engineer for Statoil.Magnus has held numerous positions, onshore and offshore within drilling and wells related activities and projects ranging from engineer through supervisor, superintendent, drilling manager, project manager, manager and VP.He has held postions in several oil companies, rig contractor, service and consultancy companies in the North Sea and internationally.