Equinor as a broad energy company has been shaped by the ocean and a healthy ocean is a prerequisite for our license to operate and for future growth. We are one of the largest companies within offshore oil and gas with the ambition to become a global leader also within renewables. Our first responsibility is to act as a responsible operator and protect the ocean. This implies stringent risk assessments, thorough environmental monitoring before, during and after our operations as well as appropriate emergency preparedness.

Thanks to our maritime competences we also develop new technologies and industrial value chains that are needed to reach the goal of the Paris climate agreement. As examples of ocean-based climate mitigation solutions, we are working together with partners on electrification of offshore platforms, with CO2 free electricity, at the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We are also developing the Dogger Bank wind farm in the UK, the Northern Lights CO2 Carbon Capture and Storage project as well as our green shipping efforts in the maritime sector.

To be successful in the ocean, we know that co-existence with other industries and the coastal communities as well as collaboration with research institutions, policy makers and civil society is absolutely key. In that context, we are also involved into two global collaborative efforts: the UN Global Compact Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business and the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition which sits under the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.

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