Our CSR activities are focused on North-West Russia, an area strategically important for Statoil. We concentrate our efforts on Education, Supplier Development, Environment and Community Support.
Oil and gas offshore industry in Russia needs highly skilled employees for the future developments on the Arctic continental shelf. In order to meet this industry demand Statoil is contributing to the development of the educational system in Russia.
Statoil has for several years kept close relations to a number of Russian professional and higher educational institutions. The cooperation is organized in various forms including support to best students and post graduates, supporting scientific research, providing universities with necessary equipment, literature and materials for efficient academic activity. This cooperation expands beyond borders of North-West Russia and also covers St. Petersburg and Moscow.
As an international oil and gas operator and partner, Statoil depends on local suppliers. Efficient, high quality procurement will be vital to the successful development of Shtokman and other offshore oil and gas fields in the Barents region. Supporting the development of a competent, local supplier industry will lower costs and reduce project risks in addition to ensuring greater local participation in project benefits.
Statoil is working to develop the supply industry in Russia, drawing on experiences from the Snøhvit and Ormen Lange developments in Norway. Under financial and organization support from Statoil the Murmanshelf (Murmansk) and Sozvezdye Supplier Associations (Arkhangelsk) were created.
As part of Statoil’s long-term commitment to the petroleum sector in North-West Russia, the company is working to improve the capacity to address environmental challenges and risks associated with industrial development in this region.
Statoil’s efforts in the area have been mainly focused on supporting relevant institutions and contributing to further development of systems and procedures required to address and respond to oil spills.
Statoil provides social sector assistance in the north-western region to vulnerable population groups (children, youth and the elderly), as well as supporting the cultural sector in the North-West of Russia as well as in Moscow.