SOURCE: The NewsMarket

October 12, 2007 04:01 ET

Video Content From Newly Merged StatoilHydro, World's Largest Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Producer, Available on the NewsMarket

LONDON--(Marketwire - October 12, 2007) - Broadcast and online journalists seeking video content for the newly merged StatoilHydro (www.statoilhydro.com) can find content at The NewsMarket (www.thenewsmarket.com), the online platform for corporations, governments and non-profit organizations to manage, share and exchange their video content.

Content for StatoilHydro will also be available on the company's Broadcast Room (www.thenewsmarket.com/statoilhydro), a branded area within StatoilHydro's online press room powered by The NewsMarket.


Available video for StatoilHydro includes:

--  Oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and transport
--  Interview with StatoilHydro's CEO and other executives
--  Video showing opening of the Oslo stock exchange
--  Video from a StatoilHydro employee meeting
    

StatoilHydro, a result of the merger between Statoil and Norsk Hydro ASA's petroleum business, is one of Europe's biggest oil producers, and overtakes Royal Dutch Shell as the world's largest offshore producer, with a production of 1.9 million barrels a day from next year with reserves of 6.3 billion barrels.

"We're excited to partner with The NewsMarket to give media outlets all over the globe access to our latest video content," said Ola Morten Aanestad, StatoilHydro's Vice President for Media Relations. "This will allow us to better manage and communicate our new brand and continue to provide a useful service for journalists around the world."

"Energy continues to be one of the most-covered sectors by the media from all over the world and journalists need easy, 24/7 access to relevant content," said Shoba Purushothaman, CEO and Co-founder of The NewsMarket. "We are delighted to have been chosen by an industry leader such as StatoilHydro to cater to the video needs of journalists both on our site and on their corporate press site."

About StatoilHydro

StatoilHydro is an international integrated energy company, based in Norway. The company is the leading operator on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and has operations in 40 countries. StatoilHydro has a strong values-based culture for performance, has high ethical standards and shows care for the environment and society. The group's employees are recognised for their motivation, ability to cooperate and a will to accept challenges. StatoilHydro's ambition is to create long term profitable growth through increased international activities and renewed efforts on the NCS.

About The NewsMarket

The NewsMarket is the online platform for corporations, governments and non-profit organizations to manage, share and exchange their video content. We have created the professional video destination at www.thenewsmarket.com connecting these content providers with over 13,000 media outlets, and the blogosphere, in 193 countries. The NewsMarket is headquartered in New York, with additional offices in Beijing, Delhi, London, San Francisco, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai. The NewsMarket: where video means business.

Contact Information


  • Media Contacts

    Ola Morten Aanestad
    Vice President, Media Relations
    StatoilHydro
    Email Contact
    Tel: +47 51 99 13 77

    David Murrow
    Dir. Communications
    The NewsMarket
    Email Contact
    T: 212-414-5661