Tor Olav Troim threw in an appreciative nod to the old master Monday as Marine Money opened its annual summer conference in New York.

Yes, Troim had kind words for his old boss, Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen. But it doesn’t sound like they presage a reconciliation or a return to Troim to what effectively is his “old school.”

The moment came as Golar LNG principal Troim was interviewed by his old friend, Robert Bugbee, president of public companies Scorpio Tankers and Scorpio Bulkers.