SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
January 17, 2012
Commission File Number 1-15200
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
FORUSBEEN 50, N-4035, STAVANGER, NORWAY
(Address of principal executive offices )
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):
This Report on Form 6-K contains a press release issued by Statoil ASA on January 16, 2012, entitled "Notifiable trading".
On behalf of Statoil (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO), DNB has on 13 January 2012 purchased 529,500 shares for use in the group`s Share saving plan.
The shares have been acquired at a price of NOK 150.85 per share. Before distribution to the employees, the Share saving plan has 8,455,402 shares.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: January 17, 2012
___/s/ Torgrim Reitan