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Q1 2018 press conference today 08:00-09:30 (CEST)

Latest news

  • April 26, 2018

    The first Johan Sverdrup topside installed

    Yesterday the last module of the Johan Sverdrup riser platform was lifted into place. With this, the first of four topsides of the next North Sea giant has been installed.

    April 26, 2018
  • April 25, 2018

    Information relating to dividend for first quarter 2018

    Key information relating to the cash dividend to be paid by Statoil for first quarter 2018.

    April 25, 2018
  • April 25, 2018

    2018 first quarter results

    Statoil reports adjusted earnings of USD 4.4 billion and USD 1.5 billion after tax in the first quarter of 2018. IFRS net operating income was USD 5.0 billion and the IFRS net income was USD 1.3 billion.

    April 25, 2018

Contact information

For all enquiries regarding vacant positions, sponsorships, commercial proposals and other questions, please use the links below or our “Contact Us” form. For news media only, please see our media spokespersons below.

Commercial proposals such as advertorials, advertisements or paid-for editorial content should be directed by mail only to Universal Media for consideration:

Petra Bernet (International requests)
Cathrine Jarning (Norwegian requests)

Media contacts

Our spokespeople specialise in particular areas of the company so as to serve the media as well as possible. Please note that Statoil media relations contacts only answer enquiries from the news media.

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Bård Glad Pedersen
Vice President, Media Relations
Corporate affairs
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Erik Haaland
Communication Manager
International development, production and exploration
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Morten Eek
Communication Manager
Development, production and exploration, Norwegian continental shelf
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Elin A Isaksen
Communication Manager
New Energy Solutions (NES) and Marketing, midstream & processing (MMP)
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Eskil Eriksen
Communication Manager
Research & technology, projects, drilling & well and procurement

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Our archives contain a selection of high-resolution stills photos and film clips from our activities and operations, which may be downloaded freely for use in the press, provided the images are credited with the photographer’s name / © Statoil. To download our films and photos immediately, please see the links below. If you would like to enquire about non-press or commercial use of our images, please contact us at

Key reports from Statoil, including our flagship Energy Perspectives, the Annual and Quarterly reports and Sustainability reports.

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Founded in Norway in 1972, now with operations in 35 countries worldwide

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The Government of Norway is the largest shareholder in Statoil, while the rest is public stock

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Approximately 17,000 of them are employed in Norway

Statoil in brief

Statoil at a glance

Statoil is an integrated, technology-based international energy company primarily focused on upstream oil and gas operations. We are committed to meeting the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative solutions.

We are a company built on our Norwegian heritage and pioneering spirit, and have developed the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) to become one of the world's leading petroleum regions. We are also the world's largest offshore operator, the second-largest gas exporter to Europe, and a world leader in carbon capture storage and carbon efficiency in oil and gas production. While seeking to satisfy growing energy demand we have to minimize the impact on our environment.

Our history

We were founded as The Norwegian State Oil Company (Statoil) in 1972, and became listed on the Oslo and New York stock exchanges in June 2001. Statoil merged with Hydro's oil and gas division in October 2007.

Our shareholders

The Norwegian State holds 67% of our shares through the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, US investors hold 9.4%, private Norwegian owners hold 9.0%, UK investors hold 5.2%, and other European investors 7.48%, others 1.6%. 

*All figures from Annual report unless otherwise stated