Kristian Johansen

Kristian Johansen

Chief Executive Officer, TGS

During his eight years with TGS, Kristian Johansen has seen the company grow to become the leading global geoscience data company and the world’s largest seismic company by market capitalization. Kristian joined TGS in 2010 as chief financial officer and became chief operating officer in early 2015, before being appointed chief executive officer in March 2016.

Kristian has almost 15 years of experience, including C-level positions in public companies and several board positions in the energy business. A native of Norway, based in Houston, Kristian heads up TGS’ global operations with 600 employees plus hundreds of contractors. During his tenure, TGS has continued its countercyclical offshore investments, as well as established a strong position in the two main U.S. onshore plays, Permian and SCOOP & STACK. Building on the asset light, multiclient business model, TGS continues to expand its data library using advanced acquisition technologies combined with innovating in-house processing technologies.

Kristian earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of New Mexico in 1998 and 1999.

Kristian Johansen will speak during conference Session One on June 18.