Statoil, A Multinational Oil & Gas Company, Offers a Variety of Internships

Internships Available in Engineering, Geology, Finance, Procurement, & Law

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Oil and gas are still the world's most important energy sources and until alternatives sources become more practical and affordable the industry will continue to flourish. By 2020, one industry report claims that the oil industry will have created an additional 1.3 million new positions. Positions like geologists, field engineers, accountants, and others are in short supply and high demand.


According to the American Association of Petroleum Geologist positions start at approximately $100,000 and go up to over $150,000.

And oil drilling is founded on geology, it's the first step. A Bachelor of Science degree is the minimum requirement, although a master's degree will give your career a boost.

Field Engineer:

A Field Engineer is responsible for taking readings in the field during the drilling process and evaluates the site to make sure drilling is done properly and efficiently. Field engineers can make between $63,000 and $80,000 annually. The positions requires a minimum of a bachelor degree in either engineering or science


Not all oil and gas jobs involve field work. All those holes being drilled create lots of paperwork. The oil industry is in need of support staff, particularly accountants, to keep track of everything. Specifically there is a very high demand for tax accountants. Positions here start at about $68,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Qualifications are a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business.

According to Wikipedia, " Statoil ASA is a Norwegian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Stavanger, Norway. It is a fully integrated petroleum company with operations in thirty-six countries. Statoil is ranked 36th in the world by revenue by Forbes Magazine (2013) and is the world's eleventh largest oil and gas company and the twenty-sixth largest company, regardless of industry, by profit in the world. The company has about 23,000 employees. Statoil is the largest operator on the Norwegian continental shelf, with 60% of the total production. Statoil operates oil and gas fields in Australia, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, China, Libya, Nigeria, Russia, the United States, and Venezuela." Statoil is listed on the stock exchanges, New York Stock Exchange and Oslo.

Development and Production North America (DPNA) aims to develop a material and profitable position in North America, including deep water Gulf of Mexico, unconventional gas and oil sands. In doing this, they will establish capability centers for deep water and unconventional gas operations as well as carbon efficient oil sands extraction. This will ensure their further development in the area.

Statoil Corporate Values:

“Our values are to be courageous, open, hands-on and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team.”


Statoil is looking for interns in the following areas:

  • Engineering, Geoscience, Land, HSE, Finance, Procurement and Legal.


Statoil offers competitive salaries, bonuses, good pension and insurance plans, and a comprehensive welfare package to all full-time employees.


There will be specific skill requirements for your chosen internship discipline. As minimum requirements you must have:

  • Completed 2 years of degree by time of internship
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Have well structured work practices
  • Must be self-driven
  • Applicant must be flexible and a team player
  • Must enjoy helping and educating others

Internship of the Week:

Graduate 2014 Automation: Statoil is looking for talented automation engineers motivated to work with exciting and challenging tasks within the area of automation technology. The graduate position will work in the Project, Operation, Maintenance & Modification departments. The position will be involved in all phases of the company’s business such as early phase evaluation, engineering, construction, installation, operation and decommissioning/removal. The Graduate Intern will also take part in engineering activities both on offshore and onshore installations in Norway.



Internship description:

  • Participation in feasibility studies/conceptual development
  • Participation in execution of projects
  • Delivering operational support to producing assets
  • Participation in Statoil’s graduate program during the first 2-3 years

The company is seeking talented automation engineers motivated that want to learn the business of automation technology. This graduate position belongs to Project, Operation, Maintenance & Modification departments.

To Apply:

All candidates must submit their resume online via the website. To check on ongoing summer internship listings, you can visit summer internships on their website.

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