Statoil is establishing a digital center of excellence and launching a roadmap with specific programs for digitalization to improve the safety, security and efficiency of Statoil operations. Towards 2020 Statoil expects to invest NOK 1-2 billion in new digital technologies, accelerating the digital roadmap work. Digital technologies will also be part of other Statoil technology and research projects. One area of focus is robotics and remote control whereby Statoil is looking to increase the operational regularity, reduce costs and improve safety and security by reducing human activity in physically intensive activities.