Conference call and webcast - Statoil acquisition in Gulf of Mexico 

April 28, 2005, 09:30 CEST

In connection with Statoil's (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) acquistion in deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a webcast will be held at 09.00 CET.

Thursday 28 April at 9:00 am CET

Presentation by executive vice president International Exploration &
Production, Peter Mellbye

Conference call:
- International participants: dial +47 23 000 400
- Domestic participants: dial 800 80 119
- Ask for the "Statoil presentation"
- State your name and company
- To queue up for questions press * followed by 1

As the conference call will begin promptly at 09:00 CET you are kindly
asked to dial in 10 minutes before start.

Please download the presentation material from www.statoil.com where it
will be available from 08:45 CET.

Web Cast:
Please go to www.statoil.com and click on the link to the webcast to view
and listen to a webcast of the presentation.

Q & A session will follow after the presentation.

Contact person:

Mari Thjømøe, senior vice president investor relations, tel: +47 90 77 78 24 (mobile), +47 51 99 77 90 (office)