1972: Let’s go 50 years back in time. Marit Falck (1925–2020) rushes through Stavanger's streets. She is going to a job interview at Statoil, a recently established company based in a city apartment. The boss himself, Arve Johnsen, opens the door.
Then again, he’s also the company's only employee.
And then there were two employees.
Marit becomes a secretary with financial responsibility – and on her first day, she sets up a cash holding consisting of a few notes in a cigar box she has brought from home.
That covers the office furniture that Statoil needs in its early days. But the investments will quickly become much, much larger.
It is known that there are assets out there in the North Sea. However, no one can imagine how big the profits will actually be.
The assets take Statoil from a two-person company with a cigar box as a cashbox to today – where Equinor is the largest company on the Oslo Stock Exchange and an international energy company.
But what now?