For over forty years, the Stavanger region has led Norway's development as an energy nation.
The cluster is home to 35 oil and gas companies. It is also home to 400+ oilfield service and oil technology companies. Together they form a complete value chain in this segment.
Norway's largest oil company, Statoil ASA, has its headquarters at Forus in Stavanger. The vast majority of the international operating companies also have their Norwegian headquarters in the Stavanger region. Examples of such companies are BP, Total, ENI, ConocoPhillips and Shell, to name a few.
Governmental organizations such as Petoro, The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association also have head offices in Stavanger.
The acclaimed exhibition and conference, ONS, is held every year in Stavanger. ONS is one of the world's leading meeting hubs for energy and could boast of over 90000 visitors in 2014.
Oil and energy companies in Norway maintain a strong international position as a world leader in HSE. While traditional energy companies continue to thrive in the region, we see a parallel increase in companies focusing on renewable energy.