New News information at Hydrocarbons Technology New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Hydrocarbons Technology Appea urges Northern Territory Government to reconsider ban on fracking The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) has appealed to the Northern Territory (NT) Government to roll back the existing ban on hydraulic fracturing. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Silver Run merges with US energy companies to form $3.8bn entity Start-up firm Silver Run Acquisition II (Silver Run II) has signed agreements to merge with US-based companies Alta Mesa Holdings and Kingfisher Midstream in order to form a combined company valued at around $3.8bn. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Fracking in UK is not commercially viable, claims new research The UK’s geology is not suitable and economically unviable for fracking, according to new research conducted at Heriot-Watt University. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Carbon Natural Gas, White Star Petroleum, Petronas Carbon Natural Gas Company, through its affiliate Carbon Appalachian Company, has completed the acquisition of natural gas producing properties and related facilities located in West Virginia, US, for $21.5m. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Turkey's Unit International signs $7bn agreement to explore oil and gas in Iran Unit International in Turkey has signed a $7bn agreement with Russia's state-owned Zarubezhneft and Iran's Ghadir Investment Holding to explore oil and natural gas opportunities in Iran. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Genie Energy’s subsidiary acquires Mirabito Natural Gas in US Genie Energy’s Genie Retail Energy (GRE) division has acquired US-based Mirabito Natural Gas from Angus Energy. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Report: Global midstream capital raising activity totals $36.6bn in Q2 The global midstream capital raising activity totalled at $36.6bn from 65 transactions during the second quarter of this year, according to a report by GlobalData. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Golar LNG Partners, Silver Run II, Andeavor Logistics Golar LNG Partners has agreed to acquire 50% interest in Golar Hilli from Golar LNG, affiliates of Keppel Shipyard, and Black and Veatch Corporation for up to $190m. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT US Silica acquires Mississippi Sand for $95.4m Commercial silica producer US Silica Holdings has acquired frac sand mining and logistics company Mississippi Sand for $95.4m. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Neuquen province approves YPF-Shell deal to invest around $447m Argentina’s Neuquen province has authorised an agreement previously signed between Shell’s subsidiary and state-owned oil company YPF to jointly develop a hydrocarbons block in the Bajada de Añelo area with a potential investment of $447m. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Zambia launches first oil survey to diversify economy Zambia has commenced a full tensiometer survey in the Luapula province in order to explore potential oil reserves in the north west of the country. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Qatargas delivers first Q-Max LNG cargo to Thailand’s Map Ta Phut terminal Qatargas has delivered the first Q-Max cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the Kingdom of Thailand’s Map Ta Phut LNG receiving terminal. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Whiting Petroleum to dispose assets in US for $500m US-based oil and gas exploration company Whiting Petroleum has signed an agreement to sell its Fort Berthold Indian Reservation area assets located in North Dakota to RimRock Oil & Gas Williston for $500m. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Fourchon LNG begins federal permit process for $888m facility at Port Fourchon Energy World’s subsidiary Fourchon LNG has commenced the permitting process with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a proposed $888m five million tonnes per annum liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and export facility at Port … Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT AGL Energy confirms site for gas import jetty and pipeline in Victoria Australia-based energy products and services provider AGL Energy has selected a site for a gas import jetty and pipeline in Victoria. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Santos to supply gas to Engie’s power plant in Australia Oil and gas producer Santos has signed an agreement to supply gas to Engie’s 479 MW Pelican Point Power Station in Australia. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Canacol Energy signs agreement for Sabanas gas flowline project Canada-based exploration and production company Canacol Energy has signed an agreement in connection with the construction of its $41m Sabanas gas flowline project. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT British Columbia to approach court to stall Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion The British Columbia (BC) Government is set to undertake all possible measures to stall the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s C$7.4bn ($5.8bn) Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and increased tanker traffic until the company completes cons… Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Amec Foster wins technology contract for gas-to-liquid plant in Uzbekistan Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a contract to deliver hydrogen plant technology and design and Terrace Wall steam reformer technologies for Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company’s OLTIN YO’L GTL (gas-to-liquid) plant in the Kashkadarya Region of Uzb… Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Jacobs Engineering signs MSA extension contract for Chevron’s refineries in US Jacobs Engineering Group has signed a master services agreement (MSA) expansion amendment to provide construction management (CM) services at Chevron Products Company’s refineries and terminals in the US. 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