Statoil has changed name to Equinor. But one thing hasn’t changed: the people. Ragni Rørtveit was one of a group of young people who challenged senior management in Statoil in youth debates. Now, as a graduate in marine engineering, she works in Equinor to help create new ideas, and continues to challenge colleagues—and herself—to think afresh. 

Equinor. A new name for the next chapter of our story. 

Change has been a constant for us from the very beginning. Mastering feats of engineering. Overcoming harsh environments and deep waters. Learning by doing. Becoming one of the world’s largest offshore operators.

Now we have a responsibility to change again. To find a better balance. To provide the energy the world needs and effectively fight climate change. Evolving from an oil and gas company into a broad energy company. Meeting the future with optimism. And a new name.

This is what changed us.

Some changes are so profound that they challenge us to find a new balance. As we go from being an oil and gas company to a broad energy company, it was natural to change our name. 

Until recently, all these people worked for Statoil. Now they work for Equinor.

Beate Myking. Senior Vice President, New Energy Solutions

Beate has worked with oil and gas for more than 26 years. Now she’s working on our windfarms in the United Kingdom, supplying more than 650,000 British households with renewable energy every day. 

Abdelkarim Abbou. Platform Manager, Åsgård B

Abdel has worked for Statoil for 13 years on various offshore projects in oil and gas. For the last year and a half, he has been platform manager on Åsgård B, helping to supply millions of Europeans with the gas they need. 

Hans-Emil Arntzen, Automation Technician, Statfjord A 

Hans-Emil has worked at Statfjord in the North Sea for more than 30 years. And oil will be important for the next 30, too. Hans Emil and his colleagues will continue to produce oil with the lowest possible emissions. 

CEO Eldar Sætre has worked for Statoil for 38 years:

“Why I believe it was right to change our name.”

The Annual General Meeting voted to support the name change. CEO Eldar Sætre admits it will take some getting used to. “But we need to be prepared for the future,” he says.

Explore our calendar of future projects: Equinor 2030

We’re taking great steps to lessen our footprint. If a company is to succeed over time, it must adapt at least as fast as its surroundings. Equinor is no exception, and we’re now taking great steps to further develop the company from a focused oil and gas company to a broad energy major.

“Equinor 2030” is a calendar where you can see some of our future projects, including our commitment to renewable energy, projects that will reduce emissions from oil and gas production, and projects that will provide more energy to meet the world’s increasing energy needs.

Our Annual General Meeting took place on May 15th—and confirmed our name change.

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