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Shaped by one of the harshest climates on earth

Shaped by one of the harshest climates on earth

In Statoil we have developed a “can-do attitude” based on decades of experience from working in one of the harshest, most inhospitable climates on earth; the Norwegian continental shelf. It has given us headaches and frostbites, but it has also taught us to stay persistent through the toughest of challenges. An invaluable learning as we are seeking new opportunities and challenges also in international waters and onshore.
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Stronger together

Stronger together

No one entity can solve all the challenges our industry is facing today. That’s why we invest in collaborative research and development where we can work with key peers across our US business to grow ideas that can turn into sustainable solutions. To do this we are partnering with a range of organizations; from working with NASA to General Electric, we are ambitious and far-reaching in our collaboration partnerships.

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Getting more for less

Getting more for less

Our business success is built on creating efficiencies and investing in new solutions. We do this by constantly reviewing our operations, both onshore and offshore, in new ways. Putting existing or new processes in a new light can help us identify ways to improve and become more efficient, enabling us to get more from less.

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Sustainability matters!

Sustainability matters!

Wherever we operate, we are determined to constantly improve our operations, reducing our environmental footprint and becoming ever more sustainable. We believe in being a responsible neighbor and creating lasting value in the communities where we operate by supporting local initiatives and being environmentally sound – ahead of regulation – in our operations. Find out more about how we aim to be part of a sustainable energy future.

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Actively participating in the shale revolution

Actively participating in the shale revolution

We have experienced strong growth in production within US shale since we entered our first play in 2008. Abundant shale and tight gas and oil resources are transforming the global energy outlook, and we are participating actively in this exciting new era in the energy market. Our shale gas and oil business began in the US through active partnerships in the Marcellus play spanning several states in the eastern US, the Eagle Ford play in south Texas, and our own operatorship of tight oil activities in North Dakota's Bakken play.

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Creating a low carbon advantage

Creating a low carbon advantage

The world needs affordable and reliable oil and gas for decades to come. At the same time, it needs to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Statoil is committed to developing its business in support of the ambitions of the Paris agreement. We believe that being able to produce oil and gas with lower emissions while also growing in profitable renewables will give competitive advantages and provide attractive business opportunities in the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Say hello to our robot friends

Say hello to our robot friends

Though Norway has always had a close affinity with the sea and ships, from the Viking age onward, the country’s modern vessels are quite advanced. Pictured here is a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV. The hydrocarbon of the future will be located further from land, at greater depths and in colder regions, where almost all operations need to be performed remotely. This is where the ROVs play a key role. The development of seabed installations has put Norway in the vanguard of robot technology. In some areas the water depth is so deep that it may take a ROV 1-2 hours just to get down to the seabed.

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The factory at the bottom of the sea

The factory at the bottom of the sea

There’s a very important chapter in the story of oil and gas that is invisible to most people. It takes place on the seabed and is the fruit of the extensive, world-leading subsea industry. Statoil is now concentrating on subsea installations that represent progressive, compact and more environmentally friendly solutions. These installations have improved carbon efficiency and are less exposed to bad weather. They can withstand great depths and high pressures, while increasing recovery from the reservoirs. In addition the operational costs for such installations are lower. More than 50% of the oil and gas we currently extract derives from seabed wells. Thanks to the close cooperation between suppliers and Statoil, we are currently in the lead in the field of subsea-technology.

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We go 100 million years back to predict the future

We go 100 million years back to predict the future

Statoil is among the world’s leading explorers not only because we know how to explore, but also where to explore. Precision is paramount. That’s why we have researchers specializing in advanced earth modelling where they go back millions of years to map how the tectonic continental plates have moved, where the rivers ran out, paleoclimate, forests, source rock and where organic material is likely to have been captured. Discovery is not about luck, it is about passion, determination and insight.

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Drilling down, down, sideways and down

Drilling down, down, sideways and down

One of the most challenging tasks we perform is to penetrate right down to where the oil is found. Statoil has long experience of drilling in harsh weather conditions in regions where many technical obstacles had to be overcome. These fields are often characterized by their very deep wells with high pressures and temperatures. The drilling contractors and service companies with whom Statoil collaborates are world leaders in their fields. Together we drill both vertically and horizontally. In some cases the drill string can be up to 10 000 meters long.

Sometimes we look to the stars

Sometimes we look to the stars

An idea, once conceived, can travel far. In fact, all the way to Mars. Seabed installations share many similarities with the sort of robots that are used in space, as both are operated automatically by remote control. They also operate in very special environments. The space industry has shown a lot of interest in our industry for many years, believing the drill-hole technologies we utilise in the North Sea to be highly relevant in connection with its Mars projects. In 2014, Statoil therefore started collaborating with NASA focusing on the following research areas: supercomputers, materials, robot technology, the development of new tools and communication possibilities.

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Other times we think and dream here on earth

Other times we think and dream here on earth

Unprecedented change is taking place in the energy sector. Geopolitics, climate change and the need for increased efficiency are crucial, while demand for energy is rapidly growing. It presents a daunting prospect. However, Statoil believes that new realities bring new opportunities. Significant change, both in our company and in the industry, is necessary to turn the new realities into new opportunities. In Statoil we are technology optimists, convinced that new technology can make the world a better place. Looking back, we can see that engineering expertise in the field of hydroelectric power helped make Norway adept at conceiving and producing major offshore concrete constructions such as Troll. Our offshore expertise led to our becoming a world leader in subsea technology. And this know-how might well lead in turn to some totally new and different fields of expertise. We believe that open innovation and cooperation provide the success that will allow Statoil to continue to play an important role in providing energy for the future.

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In Norway and all over the world

In Norway and all over the world

What began as a Norwegian oil adventure has become a global story. Since start-up in the early 1990s, Statoil’s international operations have grown considerably and currently account for almost 1/3 of the company’s total production. We are currently engaged in projects worldwide – in America, Asia, Australia and Africa and operate in more than 30 countries. In cooperation with our partners, Statoil draws upon the valuable experience the company has gained on the Norwegian continental shelf to develop other countries’ natural resources in a profitable, responsible and sustainable manner.

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We found more than fossil fuel

We found more than fossil fuel

We have discovered thriving communities. Wherever we go for work, we always seek to leverage local expertise and experience. In this way we can contribute to creating more jobs and economic growth for our hosting communities and ensure safer, more efficient productions. By combining our progressive technologies and operational expertise, we work together to find new solutions, lower emissions and reduce the environmental footprint.

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Making the most of it

Making the most of it

Finding oil and gas is challenging, but what most people don’t know is that recovering it effectively is even more difficult. We believe the key is getting the best seismic images to interpret and understand the reservoir characterization. Statoil is pushing reservoir recovery to the next level. We are currently a world-leading company when it comes to improved oil recovery (IOR): Our average expected recovery rate on the Norwegian continental shelf oil fields is as high as 50%, while the industry average is approx. 35%. However, we believe it’s possible to do even better and our ambition is now to recover 60%. It requires us to keep innovating. We have recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art IOR centre in Trondheim, Norway, to improve our recovery rate even further.

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Sometimes we look to the stars

Sometimes we look to the stars

An idea, once conceived, can travel far. In fact, all the way to Mars. Seabed installations share many similarities with the sort of robots that are used in space, as both are operated automatically by remote control. They also operate in very special environments. The space industry has shown a lot of interest in our industry for many years, believing the drill-hole technologies we utilise in the North Sea to be highly relevant in connection with its Mars projects. In 2014, Statoil therefore started collaborating with NASA focusing on the following research areas: supercomputers, materials, robot technology, the development of new tools and communication possibilities.

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Other times we think and dream here on earth

Other times we think and dream here on earth

Unprecedented change is taking place in the energy sector. Geopolitics, climate change and the need for increased efficiency are crucial, while demand for energy is rapidly growing. It presents a daunting prospect. However, Statoil believes that new realities bring new opportunities. Significant change, both in our company and in the industry, is necessary to turn the new realities into new opportunities. In Statoil we are technology optimists, convinced that new technology can make the world a better place. Looking back, we can see that engineering expertise in the field of hydroelectric power helped make Norway adept at conceiving and producing major offshore concrete constructions such as Troll. Our offshore expertise led to our becoming a world leader in subsea technology. And this know-how might well lead in turn to some totally new and different fields of expertise. We believe that open innovation and cooperation provide the success that will allow Statoil to continue to play an important role in providing energy for the future.

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In Norway and all over the world

In Norway and all over the world

What began as a Norwegian oil adventure has become a global story. Since start-up in the early 1990s, Statoil’s international operations have grown considerably and currently account for almost 1/3 of the company’s total production. We are currently engaged in projects worldwide – in America, Asia, Australia and Africa and operate in more than 30 countries. In cooperation with our partners, Statoil draws upon the valuable experience the company has gained on the Norwegian continental shelf to develop other countries’ natural resources in a profitable, responsible and sustainable manner.

Read more...
Sustainability matters!

Sustainability matters!

Wherever we operate, we are determined to constantly improve our operations, reducing our environmental footprint and becoming ever more sustainable. We believe in being a responsible neighbor and creating lasting value in the communities where we operate by supporting local initiatives and being environmentally sound – ahead of regulation – in our operations. Find out more about how we aim to be part of a sustainable energy future.

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