The Greater Stavanger region is home to the leading energy cluster in Europe.
For over forty years, the Stavanger region has led Norway's development as an energy nation.
The cluster is home to all the main 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 international operating companies also have their Norwegian headquarters in the Stavanger region. Examples of these companies are BP, Total, ENI, ConocoPhillips and Shell, to name but a few.
Government organisations such as Petoro, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association also have their 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 places for energy and was able to boast over 90,000 visitors in 2014.
Oil and energy companies in Norway are maintaining their strong international position as world leaders in HSE. Whilst traditional energy companies are continuing to thrive in the region, we are also seeing a parallel increase in companies focusing on renewable energy.