The Statoil group [1] recruited approximately 1,900 new employees in 2011. The table below provides an overview of the number of permanent employees in the Statoil group and the percentage of women, from 2008 to 2011. The total number of permanent employees is reduced from 2010 due to the establishment of Statoil Fuel & Retail as a separate listed company, Statoil Fuel & Retail employs approximately 10,400 people. Following this we also see an reduction in the porportion of women by 6% from 2010 when not including Statoil Fuel & Retail employees. 

 

Numbers of permanent employees* and percentage of women in the Statoil group from 2009 to 2011
  Number of employees Women
Geographical Region 2011 2010 2009 2011 2010 2009
 
Norway 18,922 18,838 18,100 30 % 31 % 31 %
Rest of Europe 880 10,335 9,593 31 % 49 % 50 %
Africa 121 140 165 28 % 30 % 28 %
Asia 146 145 150 59 % 58 % 55 %
North America 1,030 713 584 34 % 33 % 34 %
South America 210 173 147 40 % 46 % 48 %
   
TOTAL 21,309 30,344 28,739 31 % 37 % 37 %
 
Non - OECD 593 2,732 2,703 41 % 63 % 64 %
             
* Service station personnel are included 2009 - 2010

*Statoil Fuel & Retail employees excluded in 2011

Total workforce by region, employment type, employment contract and new hires in the Statoil group in 2011 
Geographical Region Permanent
employees 2011
Consultants Total Workforce*  % Consultants** % Part - Time  New Hires 
             
Norway 18,922 3,095 22,017 14% 3% 1373
Rest of Europe 880 223 1,103 20% 1% 100
Africa 121 43 164 26% NA 6
Asia 146 22 168 13% NA 30
North America 1,030 138 1,168 12% NA 352
South America 210 299 509 59% NA 51
             
TOT 21,309 3,820 25,129 15% 3% 1913
             
Non - OECD 593 400 993 40% NA 106
             
*Total workforce consists of number of permanent employees and consultants
** Consultants do not include enterprise personnel

Statoil's low personnel turnover rates reflect a high level of satisfaction and engagement among its employees. In Statoil ASA, the total turnover rate for 2011 was 1.4%. The figure below provides an overview of the total turnover rate by gender and age in Statoil ASA from 2009 to 2011.

[1] The Statoil group is defined as Statoil ASA and the subsidiaries in which Statoil ASA is the major shareholder. Statoil Fuel & Retail (SFR) is excluded from the statistics.