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Frederik Smidth

Chief Technical Officer
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Frederik Smidth is Maersk Drilling’s Chief Technical Officer, based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Frederik holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Danish Technical University, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the global offshore oil and gas industry.

His entire career at Maersk has been within the drilling business, firstly as project engineer and in operations and then as a project manager on a number of large scale new build projects.
In 2005 Frederik was appointed Director of Engineering, and in January 2010 became Vice President, taking over the role of Chief Technical Officer at the same time.

In 2010 he completed an MBA at IMD in Switzerland, and has written several published SPE papers.

Connect with Frederik on LinkedIn here.

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