Statoil operations by country

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This article includes an overview over the Norwegian petroleum company Statoil's operations in the respective countries.


Statoil is a participant with British Petroleum and Sonatrach in two gas fields in Algeria; In Amenas and In Salah. It also operates the Hassi Mouina exploration block. Statoil's Algerie offices are located in the capital Algiers.


Statoil has operational interests in four blocs #4, #15, #17 and #31) in Angola. Statoil's Angola offices are located in the capital Luanda.


In Azerbaijan Statoil is a partner in the offshore development and exploration of the Alov, Araz, Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli, Shah Deniz and Sharg projects in the Caspian Sea. Statoil also has interests in the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, running from Baku to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey and the gas line parallel South Caucasus Pipeline. Statoil's offices are located in the capital Baku.


The receiving plant for the pipeline Zeepipe is located in Zeebrügge, Belgium while Statoil's offices are located in Mechelen, near Brussels.


Statoil received in 2005 two deepwater block on the Brazilian continental shelf. Statoil's offices are located in Rio de Janeiro. Statoil and Petrobras have signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthening their cooperation in Brazil. The intention of the MoU is to evaluate joint participation in future tenders for exploration areas and to increase upstream collaboration in producing fields in the Santos and Campos offshore basins.


Statoil constructed the Leismer SAGD Facility in Alberta, Canada, and has operations on the Canadian East coast, offshore Newfoundland. In 2016 Statoil sold the Leismer oil sand operation to Athabasca Oil.[1]


In China Statoil is the operator of the Lufeng 22-1 oil field located in the South China Sea. Statoil's offices are located in Shekou. The Lufeng 22-1 oilfield project is the first Chinese Offshore oilfield to be abandoned, shutting down officially on 16 June 2009.


In addition to 261 service stations, 51 1-2-3 stations and a network of distribution of petroleum products in Denmark, Statoil also owns a refinery in Kalundborg and is performing exploration on the Faroe Islands continental shelf. Statoil's offices are located in Copenhagen.


In February 2006 Statoil opened offices in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.


In Estonia Statoil operates a number of service stations.


Gas to France is landed at Dunkerque through Franpipe. Norway is France' largest supplier of gas, and Statoil's offices are located in the capital of Paris.


In Germany Statoil operates the Etzel gas store and the Emden-Etzel transportation system. These include processing plants in Dornum, Emden and Etzel. Statoil's offices are located in Emden.


Statoil is part of the South Pars project in the Persian Gulf in Iran in addition to the fields Ahwaz, Marun and Bibi Hakimeh. Statoil's offices are located in the capital Teheran.


Statoil own 36% of the Corrib gas field, off Ireland's west coast. Statoil has now sold its filling stations to Topaz Energy. A convenience store brand "FarePlay" was operated by Statoil, the worldwide rights to the FarePlay brand are now also owned by Topaz Energy.


Statoil has opened offices in the Kazakhstan capital of Astana.


Throughout Latvia Statoil operates a number of service stations. Statoil's office is located in the capital of Riga, and this office is responsible for the entire Latvian operations. Statoil is the largest operator in Latvia there are almost 80 service stations.


After establishing itself in Libya in 2005, Statoil has one fully owned exploration contract and one in partnership with British Gas.

The share in the Mabruk oil field, has been reduced to 5% (25% was owned before Libyan authorities ratified contracts in 2009 and 2010, according to B.G. Pedersen).[2]

1.5 billion Norwegian kroner was its investment in Libya, and 1.5 billion was paid in Libyan taxes, between 2005-2010.[2]

Statoil closed their Libya office (in Tripoli), in February 2011.[2]


In Lithuania Statoil operates a chain of gas stations. Statoil's offices are located in Lithuania's capital Vilnius.


After establishing itself with an office in Mexico in 2001, Statoil is looking into possible ventures along with the state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos. Statoil's offices are located in the capital Mexico City.


With Chevron as partner, Statoil is operator of two off shore blocks (#128 and #129) and in partnership with Petrobras ownes part of blocks #315 and #324 in Nigeria. Statoil's offices are located in Lagos.


Statoil is the largest operator on the Norwegian continental shelf, with 60% of the total production. The fields operated are Glitne, Gullfaks, Heidrun, Huldra, Kristin, Kvitebjørn, Mikkel, Norne, Sleipner, Snorre, Snøhvit, Statfjord, Sygna, Tordis, Troll, Veslefrikk, Vigdis, Visund, Volve and Åsgard. Statoil also operates a chain of service stations in addition to other energy related products. The company also has processing plants at Kolsnes, Kårstø, Mongstad and Tjeldbergodden. Statoil has its global headquarters in Stavanger, and other offices elsewhere in Norway.


In Poland Statoil operates 200 service stations. In addition there is exported gas to Poland from Norway. Statoil's offices are located in the capital Warszawa.


Statoil opened an office in the Qatar capital of Doha in April 2005.


Statoil has a 24% stake in the Shtokman field located in the Barents Sea. Gazprom is the operator of this field and Total S.A. has a 25% share. Statoil also has six service stations in the Murmansk region. Statoil's offices are located in the capital Moscow.

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Statoil has since 2001 had offices in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.


In Singapore Statoil has a sales office for crude oil, refined products and natural gas liquids.


Statoil offers a number of different petroleum products in Sweden, including 600 service stations. Statoil's offices are located in the capital of Stockholm.


The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline terminates in Turkey and Statoil is building up a network for distribution of gas in Turkey. Statoil's offices are located in Istanbul.

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Since 2001 Statoil has had offices in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to explore possible business ventures in the country.

United Kingdom[edit]

In the United Kingdom Statoil participates in production on the UK continental shelf. In addition Statoil has a trading office for crude oil. Statoil's offices are located in the capital London.

United States of America[edit]

In 2005 Statoil ventured into deepwater oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. In November 2008, Statoil paid $3.375 billion for a 32.5% interest in 1.8 million net acres of oil and gas leases in the Marcellus Shale gas trend in the Appalachian Basin.[3] Statoil's production offices are located in Houston while a trading office for crude oil and refined products is located in Stamford, a suburb of New York City. In 2011, Statoil bought Brigham Exploration for $4.4 Billion to gain access to its oil shale operations in North Dakota's Bakken formation.[4]


In Venezuela Statoil has received permission to perform explorations on block 4 of Plataforma Deltana. Statoil's offices are located in the capital Caracas.


  1. ^ "Statoil sells oilsands assets to Athabasca Oil in deal worth up to $832 million". CBC News. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Dagens Næringsliv, DN Magasinet, 2011-04-16, p.60
  3. ^ "Chesapeake announces joint venture agreement", World Oil, December 2008, p.106.
  4. ^ Statoil Buys Brigham Exploration for $4.4 Billion Cash to Gain Oil Shale