Statoil Innovate is our dedicated channel to challenge-driven open innovation. We focus on connecting with institutions and companies large and small that can help us find solutions to concrete business challenges. We know that we’ll need to keep pushing the boundaries to achieve our goals—and we want to do it with you.

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We're looking for ideas and solutions to improve and expand our business along three main opportunity areas, and radical ideas and solutions are especially welcome. Our 3 focus areas are:

Competitive at all times

Transforming the oil and gas industry

Providing energy for a low carbon future

Are you ready for a challenge?

At regular intervals we post challenges that typically run as campaigns for periods of 6 to 12 weeks—and we invite you to submit proposals.

The challenges are connected to a real Statoil project organisation working alongside the challenge campaign. This challenge team includes professionals dedicated to reviewing and exploring potential next steps for working with solvers to develop and implement solutions that improve our operations.

Current Statoil Innovate challenge

Corrosion under insulation (CUI)

We are looking for new ideas on how to prevent or detect corrosion under insulation (CUI).

Reliable process equipment and piping is very important for safe and efficient production of oil and gas. Because of high pressure and explosive gases, it is critical to ensure their integrity. A robust solution to detect corrosion under insulation does not exist. Therefore, the standard approach is time consuming and costly inspection methods which includes stripping the insulation. We are now looking for new ways to improve our production and maintenance to become safer and more efficient.

The ideal solution prevents or limits CUI, or creates a system that helps us know where and how fast corrosion happens, such that necessary measures can be taken only when needed. Today we spend a lot of time and money on removing insulation only to confirm that no significant changes have happened.

By launching the CUI contest we hope to inspire new ideas and solutions. 


Opening contest
December 1st, 2016

Submission deadline
February 24th, 2017

March 2017

Winner announced
April 2017

Prize: 100000 NOK

Read more below for details and how to participate.

Statoil Innovate news

Previous Statoil Innovate challenges

We are constantly looking for relevant solutions to our challenges, even after campaigns formally close. Review our previous campaigns and let us know if you are working on a technology or method that could be relevant to one of our challenges posted on Statoil Innovate. Submit your proposal indicating the name of the relevant challenge as part of your submission.

Statoil Technology Invest

Commercialising technologies in oil and energy

Statoil Technology Invest (STI)  provides project based or equity funding combined with expert technical and financial guidance.

STI has been established to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with exciting new technologies in oil and energy—and in turn us achieve our goal to be the world’s most carbon-efficient oil and gas producer with a significant renewable business. 

Building on a proven venture track record, we will provide expert technical and financial guidance as well as project-based or venture capital funding. Statoil Technology Invest, STI, is looking for technologies in upstream oil and gas as well as in new energy. 

GE and Statoil—Powering Collaboration

GE and Statoil have now announced a new collaboration to accellerate the development of more environmentally and economically-sustainable energy solutions to help fuel the future.

This joint technology-focused programme is aimed at driving an industrial response to some of the biggest challenges facing global oil and gas production, including flaring, CO2 and methane emissions as well as water usage, while also optimising business operations.

In order to respond to the growing energy demands of the world, continued investments in technology and innovation are critical to helping develop long-term, low-cost and more efficient energy solutions.

Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE