Statoil is optimising its exploration portfolio and has decided to exit Alaska following recent exploration results in neighbouring leases.
Statoil is committed to optimising its portfolio, strengthening financial performance, and positioning for long-term value.
The leases in the Chukchi Sea are no longer considered competitive within Statoil’s global portfolio, so the decision has been made to exit the leases and close the office in Anchorage, Alaska.
“Since 2008 we have worked to progress our options in Alaska. Solid work has been carried out, but given the current outlook we could not support continued efforts to mature these opportunities,” says Tim Dodson, executive vice president for exploration in Statoil.