Statoil sponsors Stars Over Texas Stage and Rodeo Rockstar competition at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

  Statoil sponsors Stars Over Texas Stage and Rodeo Rockstar competition at
                      Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2014

HOUSTON, Feb.4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --As part of the company's Heroes of
Tomorrow Program, Statoil will sponsor the Stars Over Texas Stage and Rodeo
Rockstar competition at this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo^TM
(HLSR).

Statoil's Heroes of Tomorrow program focuses on supporting talented young
people in sports, culture and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
to help them become heroes of tomorrow.

"For the last three years Statoil has sponsored The Hideout at the Houston
Livestock Show and Rodeo, but this year we have developed our involvement to
directly impact youth with the Statoil Stars Over Texas Stage. Statoil wants
to help youth reach their potential by providing the opportunity to develop
their talents, be it in the lab, in the game or on stage," explains Abby
Peterson, Brand Manager in Statoil's Houston office.

Stars Over Texas Stage
The Stars Over Texas Stage is a free, public, open air venue located in the
Kids Country section of the carnival area at the show. This stage is dedicated
to the HLSR mission of providing entertainment for patrons of all ages through
great music from bands just breaking into the Houston music scene, fun
sing-alongs, animal acts and more, in addition to promoting agriculture,
education and Western heritage.

The stage is also where Statoil will hold the Rodeo Rockstar competition, a
local talent search for youth.

Rodeo Rockstar
The Rodeo Rockstar is a local talent competition open to non-professional
competitors who wish to showcase their musical talents on the stage.
Individuals and groups who are practicing professionals or engage in this type
of work for their livelihood are not eligible in the competition. There are
two age brackets of competition—"Junior" for children aged 6 to 15 and "Youth"
for young people aged 16 to 21.

For more details about the competition, including how to vote for your
favorite contestant before the Sunday, February 9^th deadline, check out the
HLSR website.

Committed to education
Similar to Statoil, the HLSR is committed to investing in youth education.
Since its establishment in 1932, the HLSR has awarded more than $350 million
USD to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior
livestock show exhibitors, School Art participants and other educational youth
programs.

This year's HLSR runs from March 4-23 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Statoil
Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 33 countries.
Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the
Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's
energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating
innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with
approximately 23,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and
Oslo stock exchanges.

For more information visit www.statoil.com, or like us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/StatoilNorthAmerica.

Abby Peterson, Brand Manager, Development and Production North America, +1 713
485 2188

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