Statoil Gets a New Name Starting Today – Equinor

Can you imagine an oil company being ashamed of the word “oil”? Sounds like a European thing–and indeed it is. Statoil, Norway’s largest oil company (in fact, the single largest company in Norway period) with operations in 36 countries around the world and over 20,000 employees–is ashamed of its own name. And so, as of today, Statoil is changing its name to Equinor. “Equi” stands for equal, equality, or equilibrium (take your pick), and “nor” stands for Norway. Whatever. We mention this bit of tomfoolery because Statoil (now Equinor) still has meaningful leases and assets in the Ohio Utica. According to MDN’s forthcoming Marcellus & Utica Shale Upstream Almanac 2018 (on sale June 1st), in 2017 Statoil had 42 spud wells in the Ohio Utica, with 18 of them producing. Not huge, but also not nothin’. Here’s the tale of the oil company that doesn’t want to be called an oil company any more–even though they still are…

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