On May 15, 2018, we changed our name from Statoil to Equinor. The biggest transition our modern-day energy systems have ever seen is underway, and we aim to be at the forefront of this development. Our name change supports our strategy as a broad energy company.

We changed our name from Statoil to Equinor on May 15. Read the press release.

Is our new name just an attempt at greenwashing?

If a company is to succeed over time, it must change and adapt at least as fast as its surroundings. We changed our name to Equinor because we’re going from being a pure oil and gas company to become a broad energy major. We will develop oil, gas, wind and solar power.

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. 

Inspired? Come work with us. 

If you’re inspired by the new direction Equinor is taking, and would like to come and work with us, please visit our career pages. Did you know that In the Universum awards for 2020 we were ranked the most attractive employer among Norwegian technology students for the 24th year running?  

About our new name

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. We’re evolving from an oil and gas company into a broad energy company. Meeting the future with optimism. And a new name.

Equinor tells the story of a company that thrives on change, cheering for diversity, attracting the best talents, with innovation at its heart. Equinor embodies equality and equilibrium. It says how we relate to people, energy, the environment, the future. It captures who we are, where we come from, and where we are going.

Our North Star—our compass—reminds us that we’re on a journey, guided by values. Never settling for ‘good enough.’ Constantly searching for better.

We are Equinor.

Practical information about our name change

Our new visual identity reflects a sense of direction and purpose, with brand elements gravitating towards our new North star.

Our new colour palette is inspired by nature and our Norwegian heritage.

After the Annual General Meeting approved our name change on May 15, we began the process of implementing our name change as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

  • Major office locations were rebranded first. Rebranding of all locations was completed in 2019. 
  • Changes to our IT systems were necessary following a name change. These changes took place step-by-step and in a controlled manner.
  • E-mail addresses: All employees received new e-mail addresses (shortname@equinor.com). E-mails sent to a Statoil e-mail addresses were automatically redirected to the equivalent Equinor e-mail address until 1 January 2019.
  • We intend replaced all previous name and logo material with the new name and logo. We worked to ensure that the changes were done in a cost-efficient and sustainable way. 
  • We will make smart choices to be cost effective, looking for opportunities to reduce waste, increase digitalization, and reduce costs
  • Please note that suppliers and vendors are not permitted to use the company logo to promote their relationship with the company. Permission to use the company name (as text) in a client list can be issued by the company representative of the contract/agreement. 

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