Sondre Dyrland works mainly with petroleum law and contract law for the oil and gas industry. His areas of expertise include the regulatory framework set out in the Petroleum Activities Act and Regulations, Joint Operating Agreements and other types of agreements used in the industry, various product sale agreements and offshore construction contracts.

Sondres assistance to oil companies and suppliers include contract negotiations/contract work, legal opinions/reports and dispute resolution on these areas of expertise. He is also frequently used as an arbitrator.

Sondre is ranked as one of Norway's leading expert on petroleum law by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers survey.

Sondre Dyrland is lauded by clients and market players alike, with one source enthusing about his "high level of commercial awareness and strategic perspective." Clients appreciate his "top legal skills," his "high integrity" and his "vast experience."

Chambers Europe, 2018


  • Advisor to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in relation to full scale Carbon Capture and Storage project.
  • Responsible for regulatory issue and due diligence in a number of oil and gas transactions and gas infrastructure transactions.
  • Legal opinions and reports on contract law and regulatory matters, and dispute resolution.
  • Price reviews in long-term gas sale agreements.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Wiersholm, 2016
  • Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma, 2010
  • Senior Associate, Kluge Advokatfirma, 2007
  • Legal advisor, Norges Bank Investment Management, 2007
  • Scholarship holder, University of Oslo, 2002
  • Associate, Norsk Hydro, 2001


  • Dr. juris, University of Oslo, 2007
  • Cand. Jur., University of Oslo, 2001