Who we are
For over 30 years we've been in the UK, quietly working away to secure a long-term energy supply for the UK. The last three decades have seen us growing our business from trading gas, to supplying more than 25% of the UK's gas demand, developing pioneering floating offshore wind technology, and securing thousands of jobs.
Equinor is investing in a secure and sustainable energy future for the UK. We have a broad range of activities in the UK, including innovative offshore wind projects, oil and gas developments in the North Sea and delivering reliable piped natural gas.
In the Mariner field, we are testing new ground through our offshore digital workers and the use of digital solutions to deliver safe and efficient operations. One of the largest industrial projects in the UK in recent years—a gross investment of more than USD 7.7 billion – Mariner will support over 700 long term jobs and generate significant revenue in the supply chain for decades to come. Contracts worth more than USD 1.3 billion have already been awarded to UK suppliers.
And we're not stopping there. Equinor is growing its UK offshore portfolio with new developments like Utgard and Barnacle, which straddle the UK-Norway median line.
And we recently acquired a 40% operated interest in the Rosebank project, located west of Shetland, in one of the least developed areas of the UKCS. With Rosebank, we will leverage our experience from our next generation portfolio to create further value.
We are one of the most active explorers in the UK. Our 2019 campaign comprises five wells, a record number for the company.
We operate three wind farms off the coast of the UK providing energy for up to 670,000 homes, and we are engaged in further large-scale wind projects offshore the UK, Germany, and the US. We’re also pioneering innovation in offshore wind solutions for deeper waters - Hywind is at the forefront of this exciting new market