Statoil is an integrated oil and gas company with considerable international activities. Represented in 33 countries, it is engaged in exploration and production in 15 of these. The group's head office is in Stavanger, Norway.
At 31 December 2005, Statoil had 25,644 employees. Forty-nine per cent work outside Norway. The group is operator for 24 oil and gas fields on the Norwegian continental shelf and accounts for 60% of all Norwegian petroleum production. As operator for 23 seabed facilities, Statoil is a leader in subsea production.
International production is growing strongly. We have substantial industrial activity and operate about 2,000 service stations in the Scandinavian countries, Poland, the Baltic states, Russia and Ireland.
We are one of the world's largest sellers of crude oil and a substantial supplier of natural gas to the European market. Statoil is one of the world's most environmentally-efficient producers and transporters of oil and gas. We aim to conduct our business without causing harm to people or the environment.