Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 42 countries and more than 35 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf. We are headquartered in Norway with 30,300 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges. We were founded as The Norwegian State Oil company, Statoil, in 1972. In October 2007, Statoil merged with Hydro's oil and gas division, and in 2010 we implemented an IPO of Statoil Fuel & Retail on the Norwegian stock exchange.

Research and technological development are key pillars of Statoil’s long-range commitment. The Research and development (R&D) department comprises a part of Statoil’s Technology & New Energy business unit and has about 650 employees. Statoil devotes approximately 430 million USD to research activities annually, and has research centres in Norway (Trondheim, Bergen, Porsgrunn), heavy oil technology centre in Canada (Calgary) and a technology hub in China (Beijing). Research activities are directed from the research centre in Trondheim.

Statoil’s vision is to be leading within integrated operations by networking competences globally. In practical terms, this means to develop a global competence network by leveraging our integrated operations. It means that we will continue to remove boundaries between our people by applying new technology and new work processes. But most importantly, it means that all our fields and facilities should be compliant with our way of collaborating.

IBM Centre of Excellence Oil & Gas

IBM is a world leading IT company. With close to 400.000 employees in more than 170 countries, and thousands of technology and business partners across the world, IBM is a globally integrated company that works across borders to give customers and partners access to the company’s competence and advanced technological solutions world-wide. IBM was established in 1935 in Norway, and is the oldest technology company in the country, celebrating its 75th anniversary last year. Currently IBM Norway has around 1.000 employees, who provide IT services, smart software and infrastructure solutions to customers in private and public sector. In 2006, IBM established a global Centre of Excellence for Oil & Gas, in Stavanger. The Centre offers advanced industry solutions and technology for implementation of Integrated Operations or Smarter Oil & Gas concepts to customers world-wide, including:

  • Industry framework, based on open industry standards, for integration of real-time information across facilities and domains
  • Advanced technologies & software for continuous management, monitoring & optimization of operations


DNV as a neutral foundation has for over 145 years been a key player in the ship classification industry and is today among the four largest global societies. DNV is also among the five largest companies in the world delivering management systems certification. As a foundation DNV delivers neutral and unbiased perspectives, as advisory, certification, classification or assessment partner. As a global company with approximately 9000 employees and 300 offices in 100 countries DNV has a good reach in to several markets and cultures.

DNV has for several years been in involved in development of different international standards for information integration and data exchange, as well as information quality, including semantic quality. The development of an Information Quality Framework is based on a concise set of requirements, unambiguous definitions of data quality and the principle that data quality is measurable. DNV focuses the work on information quality on three integrated subjects, a Quality Management System (ISO 9001), a framework for measuring data quality, and a toolbox for support. Methods for measure information quality have been developed and applied in various implementation projects.


Computas is a Norwegian IT consulting company that provides services and solutions for business process management and collaboration. The company’s core competence is systems development, architecture and integration, project management and counseling. Computas was established in 1985 in Norway, and is located at Lysaker in Oslo. The company has close to 200 employees and is 100% employee owned.

The company is characterized by its unique experience, high level of quality in all its projects and close cooperation with its customers. Computas has particular expertise in the area where business, knowledge and technology border one another. Computas’ employees are leading Norwegian specialists in;

  • Business Process Management (BPM) - BPM solutions that provide customers with knowledge, information and tools for efficient work processes.
  • Web and Interaction - Portals and collaboration solutions
  • Security - Services such as counseling and technology for Identity Access Management.
  • Open data - Services and solutions based on the use and compilation of open public data.
  • Integrated Operations - Solutions for communication, collaboration and efficient work processes within the oil and gas industry.


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