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.

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

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Latest innovation challenge

Machine learning competition on iceberg detection

Statoil operates in some of the harshest environments in the world, such as the icy waters offshore the east coast of Canada. The winter storms and drifting icebergs present challenges when you’re producing oil and gas, and collisions should be avoided. Icebergs are currently identified by studying satellite SAR images. 

Ice berg

To keep operations safe and efficient, we need to find better and automated ways of identifying and monitoring threatening icebergs as early as possible. 

Statoil is therefore running an innovation competition together with the Canadian company C-CORE on Kaggle, which is a website specializing on machine learning contests. The competition lasts until January 23rd, and those that attend can regularly submit improved versions of their code until that date

Statoil Innovation Gallery

Statoil is constantly looking for solutions to our business challenges and we recognize our need to collaborate with innovative people and organizations around the world. Selected innovation challenges are posted on Statoil Innovation Gallery on Ninesights, seeking your ideas. Read about them here.

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.


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. 

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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