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Since 1972 we have been pushing the boundaries of imagination and technology, solving challenges in the oil and gas industry. That quest has taken us to greater depths, deeper waters and new frontiers. Now in challenging times, we’re going the extra distance to work simpler, smarter and more cost-effectively—and to help shape the future of energy.

Our industry is experiencing fundamental challenges. From climate change and geopolitics to the energy markets, we are facing new realities. Some see them as threats. In Statoil, we believe our job is to turn them into opportunities. That’s why we’re looking for new ways to utilise our expertise in the energy industry, exploring opportunities in new energy as well as driving innovation in oil and gas around the world. We know that the future has to be low carbon. Our ambition is to be the world’s most carbon-efficient oil and gas producer, as well as driving innovation in offshore wind. We’re a company driven by solving tomorrow’s energy challenges, today.

Every single day we deliver oil, gas and wind power to energise the lives of more than 170 million people, enabling them to cook, create, work and travel. Oil, gas and electricity quite literally turn the wheels of society—in transportation, communications, manufacturing and industry.

Our products are essential in other areas too: people often forget that petrochemicals and gas are needed for manufacturing plastics, synthetic fabrics, asphalt, cosmetics and even medicines. They may be based on lesser-known substances such as naphtha, condensates, wet gas or methane, but they nevertheless play important roles in modern society. Before any of these products can be made, they undergo processing at our terminals and refineries to prepare the raw materials needed by industry.

By 2040, our projections suggest that the decarbonised power sector will account for as much as 57% of the world’s energy mix, compared to 21% today. As a leading energy provider actively supporting a low-carbon future, we aim to support this transition through our core activities.

Our New Energy Solutions business area will complement our oil and gas portfolio with profitable renewable energy and low-carbon solutions, starting with our existing offshore wind portfolio and carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. By combining our progressive technologies and operational expertise with foresight and responsiveness, we aim to seize the new business opportunities that are opening up in clean energy.

Through partnerships and cooperation, we will build this part of Statoil on a strong industrial platform of value creation and profitability.

The Sheringham Shoal wind farm, located off the coast of Norfolk, UK, was formally opened in September 2012. The wind farm is in full production with 88 turbines and an installed capacity of 317 megwatt (MW). Following the divestment in 2014, it is now owned 40% by Statkraft, a Norwegian wholly state-owned company, 40% by Statoil and 20% by the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB). The wind farm’s estimated annual production is 1.1 terawatt hours (TWh) and it will provide power for approximately 220,000 households.

In 2015, we made the final investment decision to build the world’s first floating wind farm, the Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. This marks an important step forward for offshore wind technology, and potentially opens attractive new markets for renewable energy production worldwide. The Hywind park comes in addition to Sheringham Shoal and the nearby Dudgeon offshore wind farm, currently under development. We are also a partner in the Dogger Bank offshore wind project through the Forewind consortium. In the long term, our UK offshore wind business has the potential to provide competitive low carbon electricity to around 4.5 million UK homes.

Our rationale for offshore wind is to build on our significant offshore experience in harsh environments and rough waters, applying our expertise to new areas. The projects combine known technologies in a new setting, enabling wind energy to be captured in deep-water environments which offer better wind conditions and reduced conflict potential when applying for acreage.

Internship Description

Summer Internship 2019 - Sustainability
Locations: Stavanger, Oslo and London
Duration 6 - 8 weeks

Statoil is an international energy company with operations in more than 30 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with approx. 21,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.

The Global Strategy and Business Development (GSB) business area aims to bring together corporate strategy, business development and merger and acquisition (M&A) activities to actively drive the corporate development of Statoil. GSB will set strong strategic direction and identify, develop and deliver opportunities for global growth for Statoil. This will be achieved through close collaboration across geography and business areas.

Statoil’s purpose is to turn natural gas resources into energy for people and progress for society. The company has for decades demonstrated leading performance in sustainable and responsible business behaviour.

Statoil’s Corporate Sustainability Unit (CSU) forms part of Statoil’s Global Strategy and Business Development business area. CSU and the broader sustainability practices within the group are guided by our ambition to be recognised as the most carbon efficient oil and gas company, committed to creating lasting value for communities.

Job Description -CSU is looking for interns for the following units and locations:

1) Climate roadmap & Implementation (Stavanger);
2) Performance & Reporting (Oslo)
3) and Policy and Competence (London)

Projects and tasks will include the following:
Undertake relevant analysis, benchmarking and project work related to sustainability issues
Research and prepare internal management briefings, analysis and presentations for information and decision making
Engage effectively with the broader sustainability community in Statoil, other functions and Business Areas (i.e. Statoil various business divisions), relevant internal and external stakeholders
Attend external events relevant to the assignment(s), analyse the information obtained and its relevance to Statoil and report back
Contribute to project development, planning and execution

Qualifications Required

UK-based positions:

Have completed at least 2 years of relevant bachelor studies by the time of the commencement of the internship, and are currently enrolled in a relevant study programme

Norway-based positions:

No more than 1 year of full time relevant experience (please note research under a PhD are not be considered relevant experience)
Have completed at least 2 years of relevant bachelor studies by the time of the commencement of the internship, and are currently enrolled in a relevant study programme

In your application, please state clearly which positions you are interested in:

1) Climate roadmap & implementation (Stavanger)
2) Performance & Reporting (Oslo)
3) Policy and Competence (London)

Skills Required

The execution of high standard and robust information gathering, analysis and presentation of complex issues in a swift, clear and concise manner.
Ability to prepare clear and visually attractive presentation materials.
Impeccable skills in English (spoken and written)
Ability to work in multi-stakeholder and multi-cultural environment
High ethical awareness and integrity
Service-minded team player, proactive approach
Display professional approach and behaviour
Demonstrate a genuine interest in sustainability

Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration.

Please apply in English. If your application is successful you will then be required to forward your CV in English, as well as copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please ensure that full details of your education, subjects and grades are included within your personal profile and you may still be required to upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point at a later point.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security. The position is opened for all candidates who are eligible to work in the location during the time of the internship.

More Information

Our summer internships give you the opportunity to get valuable hands-on work experience in Statoil.

Through the internship you get the chance to widen your professional network and develop yourself on a personal and professional level.

Statoil offers competitive salary for the internship period according to the progress in your studies.

Statoil wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.

Statoil is an international energy company with operations in more than 30 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with approx. 21,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.

New Energy Solutions (NES) is a new business area that reflects the company’s long-term goal to complement the oil and gas portfolio with profitable renewable energy and other low-carbon energy solutions. NES aims to do this based on combining Statoil’s oil and gas competence, project delivery capacities and ability to integrate technological solutions. NES was at inception primarily focused around the existing offshore wind portfolio developed since 2009. The ambition is to grow and expand into other areas of new energy solutions through technology- and business innovation and venture activities, while delivering attractive returns.

Join our summer internship programme to gain real work experience, build a professional network and gain insights in the energy industry.

The selected candidates will be given the opportunity to engage with some of the world’s foremost technical environments and learn about Statoil and our industry. Each summer intern will be a part of our drive to solve tomorrow’s energy challenges today.

Did you know...?

Statoil was again ranked as the most attractive employer among engineering professionals in Norway in Universum’s annual ranking of the most attractive employers. This is the 14th time Statoil is ranked as the top employer in this survey, which was published in November 2017. Statoil was also ranked fifth among business professionals and 13th among IT professionals. Inventum’s report was based on evaluations by 13,700 students and 10,500 professionals.

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