Statoil CEO Helge Lund reacts Jan. 17, 2013, during a press conference in Bergen, Norway, at the center for relatives to the hostages in Algeria, which has been established near the airport. Algerian forces launched a military assault at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert, trying to free dozens of foreign hostages held by militants who have ties to Mali's rebel Islamists, diplomats and an Algerian security official said. (Associated Press/Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix)

Photo by: Hakon Mosvold Larsen

Statoil CEO Helge Lund reacts Jan. 17, 2013, during a press conference in Bergen, Norway, at the center for relatives to the hostages in Algeria, which has been established near the airport. Algerian forces launched a military assault at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert, trying to free dozens of foreign hostages held by militants who have ties to Mali's rebel Islamists, diplomats and an Algerian security official said. (Associated Press/Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix)