Equinor ASA – Annual report – 31 December 2021
Industry: oil and gas
As from 1 June 2021 Equinor’s operations are managed through the following operating segments (business areas): Exploration & Production Norway (EPN), Exploration & Production International (EPI), Exploration & Production USA (EPUSA), Marketing, Midstream & Processing (MMP), Renewables (REN), Projects, Drilling and Procurement (PDP) and Technology, Digital & Innovation (TDI) and Corporate staff and functions.
The main change in the organisational corporate structure compared to previous periods is that the operating segment Development & Production Brazil is merged into the operating segment Exploration & Production International. In addition, the operating segment Exploration is divided and merged into Exploration & Production Norway, Exploration & Production International and Exploration & Production USA. Global Strategy & Business development is divided and merged into the functions for Chief Financial Officer and Safety, Security and Sustainability. The operating segment Technology, Projects & Drilling is split into Technology, Digital & Innovation and Projects, Drilling & Procurement. The new organisational corporate structure has not resulted in any changes in the reportable segments.
The Exploration & Production business areas are responsible for the discovery and appraisal of new resources and commercial development of the oil and gas portfolios within their respective geographical areas: EPN on the Norwegian continental shelf, EPUSA in USA and EPI worldwide outside of EPN and EPUSA.
The PDP is responsible for field development, well deliveries and procurement in Equinor.
TDI brings together research, technology development, specialist advisory services, digitalisation, IT, improvement, innovation, ventures and future business to one technology powerhouse.
The MMP business area is responsible for marketing and trading of oil and gas commodities (crude, condensate, gas liquids, products, natural gas and liquified natural gas), electricity and emission rights, as well as transportation, processing and manufacturing of the above-mentioned commodities, operations of refineries, terminals and processing – and power plants and low carbon solutions including carbon capture and storage which was previously the responsibility of the REN business area.
The REN business area is responsible for wind parks and other renewable energy solutions.
The reporting segments Exploration & Production Norway (E&P Norway), Exploration & Production International (E&P International), Exploration & Production USA (E&P USA), Marketing, Midstream & Processing (MMP) and Renewables (REN) consist of the business areas EPN, EPI, EPUSA, MMP and REN respectively. The operating segments, PDP, TDI and corporate staffs and functions are aggregated into the reporting segment “Other” due to the immateriality of these operating segments. Most of the costs within the operating segments PDP and TDI are allocated to the E&P Norway, E&P International, E&P USA, MMP and REN reporting segments.
The changes do not have a material effect on comparable figures.
As from the first quarter of 2021, Equinor changed its reporting as REN became a separate reporting segment. Previously the activities in REN were reported in the segment “Other”. The new reporting structure has been applied retrospectively with comparable figures reclassified. The change has its basis in the increased strategic importance of the renewable business for Equinor and that the information is regarded useful for the readers of the financial statements.
Inter-segment sales and related unrealised profits, mainly from the sale of crude oil and products, are eliminated in the Eliminations column below. Inter-segment revenues are based upon estimated market prices.
Segment data for the years ended 31 December 2021, 2020 and 2019 are presented below. The measurement basis of segment profit is net operating income/(loss). In the tables below, deferred tax assets, pension assets and non-current financial assets are not allocated to the segments.
The measurement basis for segments is IFRS as applied by the group with the exception of IFRS 16 Leases and the line item Additions to property, plant and equipment (PP&E), intangibles and equity accounted investments. All IFRS 16 leases are presented within the Other segment. The lease costs for the period are allocated to the different segments based on underlying lease payments, with a corresponding credit in the Other segment. Lease costs allocated to licence partners are recognised as other revenue in the Other segment. Additions to PP&E, intangible assets and equity accounted investments in the E&P and MMP segments include the period’s allocated lease costs related to activity being capitalised with a corresponding negative addition in the Other segment. The line item Additions to property, plant and equipment (PP&E), intangibles and equity accounted investments excludes movements related to changes in asset retirement obligations.
See note 5 Acquisitions and disposals for information on transactions that affect the different segments.
See note 11 Property, plant and equipment for further information on impairment losses and impairment reversals that affect the different segments.
See note 12 Intangible assets for information on impairment losses and impairment reversals that affect the different segments.
See note 24 Other commitments, contingent liabilities and contingent assets for information on contingencies that affect the segments.
Revenues from contracts with customers by geographical areas
Equinor has business operations in around 30 countries. When attributing the line item Revenues third party, other revenue and other income to the country of the legal entity executing the sale for 2021, Norway constitutes 81% and USA constitutes 13%. For 2020 the revenues to Norway and USA constituted 80% and 14% respectively, and for 2019 75% and 18% respectively.
Revenues from contracts with customers and other revenues