Stavanger (Europe Hub)
For every story, a beginning…
Stavanger has been Norway’s oil and gas capital since oil was first discovered by Phillips Petroleum at the Ekofisk field in 1969.
Since becoming a northern powerhouse for the global energy industry, the Stavanger region has experienced great periods of growth and prosperity as well as industry downturns; all the time maintaining a strong sense of entrepreneurship and a drive for technical innovation.
It was during the boom years of the late 1990s, with opportunity all around and a growing need to employ qualified and capable people for projects in the region, that Competentia was born. These Norwegian roots, still a source of great pride for the company and its staff, have spread outwards across the global energy industry. Twenty years later, Competentia’s main operating hubs in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions service projects and companies all over the world. At every stage of development, we’ve built our new business units on the same core values of expertise, experience and integrity, never compromising on our founders’ vision and its focus on making a valuable and lasting contribution to our customers’ projects and the wider industry.
Competentia’s office is located in the distinctive Apply building; just off the E39 highway in the “Forus Næringspark” oil and gas service cluster. Just a fifteen minute drive from downtown Stavanger and five minute drive from the airport, the office is easily reachable from most local business and residential areas.