Statoil's operations at Herøya Industrial Park include research, technology, project activities and support services. The unit at Porsgrunn has some 210 employees, of whom 120 are linked to the research unit.
Statoil's activities in Porsgrunn:
Research Among research activities mention should be made of separation and process technology, multi-phase technology and gas technology. The unit at Porsgrunn is responsible for the operation of world-class test facilities, including the facilities at Kårstø (K-lab). Here Statoil carries out large-scale testing relating to its global oil and gas activities. In addition, Statoil is working on renewable energy such as solar and wind power, and researching useful solutions for CO2 capture and storage.
Projects and acquisitions Statoil's business area Projects and Acquisitions plans and executes the company's expansion projects and major modifications, and is also responsible for acquisitions. The Porsgrunn unit mainly works on implementing systems for plant and project completion.
Materials technology Supplies expertise to all business areas throughout the world. The Porsgrunn unit has skills in projects and operation, development and maintenance of technical standards, technological development, certification and implementation and laboratories for materials technology and chemical analysis.
Global Business Services
Global Business Services (GBS) provides a wide range of support services to the whole company. Employees within the business area at Porsgrunn are associated with the following specialist areas.
• Monitoring of travel claims
• Personnel services • Provision of logistics and infrastructure
A few words about Statoil Statoil is an international energy company with activities in 36 countries. Based on more than 35 years' experience of oil and gas production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, the company employs technology and innovative business solutions to meet the world's energy needs in a responsible way. The company has its head office in Norway, and employs 20,000 people throughout the world. It is quoted on the New York and Oslo Stock Exchanges.