Statoil - Den norske stats oljeselskap a.s - is one of the world's largest net sellers of crude oil, and a substantial supplier of natural gas to Europe. It ranks as the biggest retailer of petrol and other oil products in Scandinavia.

The group is the leading player on the Norwegian continental shelf, and has gradually expanded its international upstream operations in recent years.

Statoil's object is, either by itself of through participation in or together with other companies, to carry out exploration, production, transport, refining and marketing of petroleum and petroleum-derived products, as well as other business.

The group is responsible for managing the state's direct financial interest (SDFI) in partnerships engaged in exploration for as well as development, production and transport of oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Founded in 1972, Statoil is wholly-owned by the Norwegian state. Net operating revenue for the group in 1998 totalled NOK 107 billion. It had the equivalent of about 18,000 full-time employees at 31 December.

Statoil operates in the following countries:
Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan, Angola, Nigeria, the USA, Australia, China and Venezuela.

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