Teekay was founded in 1973 by the late Torben Karshoej. Today, Teekay’s core business is the ownership and management of ships. It has office in 14 countries across the globe. Teekay is prominent in the oil and gas industry, with operations active in production, storage and transportation of oil and gas. Today Teekay employs about 8,000 people, including about 1,100 shore employees.