The Stavanger Region has led the development of Norway as an energy centre for over 40 years. 

Oil and Gas cluster
Norwegian Energy Solutions has its roots in the oil sector in Rogaland, with 53 members.  Here you can find major industry players such as Equinor, Norwegian Shell, National Oilwell Varco, Aibel, Aker Solutions and many others.  NES aims to be a leading global energy cluster, by further developing and converting the oil and gas industry into a forward-looking industry, focused on sustainable energy solutions.  

Norway’s largest oil company, Equinor, has its head office in Forus, Stavanger.  Most other international operators also have their Norwegian headquarters in the Stavanger Region.

State-run organisations such as, Petoro, the Petroleum Safety Authority and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate also have their head offices in Stavanger.  The same goes for Norwegian Oil and Gas, the industry organisation for the oil industry.
The renowned exhibition and conference, ONS is held every other year in Stavanger.  ONS is one of the world’s leading energy meeting places and in 2018, the event hosted over 68,000 visitors from 98 countries.

Renewable energy
The oil and gas companies that are based in Norway have strong international reputations as leaders in HSE.  As well as traditional energy companies continuing to thrive in the region, we are also now seeing a parallel increase in companies focusing on renewable energy.

Norwegian Offshore Wind  is also from Rogaland, with 51 members.  Based on oil and gas technology, the companies work together to develop the offshore wind market. 


Stavanger is member of the WECP (World Energy Cities Partnership) aimed at facilitating the collaboration and exchange of knowledge internationally.  The network is today made up of 19 energy cities worldwide. Read more here.

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