New News information at Hydrocarbons Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.hydrocarbons-technology.com http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/ en-us http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/ New News information at Hydrocarbons Technology http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Report: Contracts in upstream sector drive oil and gas contract activity for January http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsreport-contracts-in-upstream-sector-drive-oil-and-gas-contract-activity-for-january-5748411 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsreport-contracts-in-upstream-sector-drive-oil-and-gas-contract-activity-for-january-5748411 Global oil and gas contract activity in the month of January was mainly driven by contracts awarded in the upstream sector, according to a report by GlobalData. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Saudi Aramco-built rig commences drilling operation http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newssaudi-aramco-built-rig-commences-drilling-operation-5747932 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newssaudi-aramco-built-rig-commences-drilling-operation-5747932 Saudi Aramco has commissioned Ain Dar, its first drilling rig developed by its engineers. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nostra Terra acquires three producing assets in Permian Basin, US http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsnostra-terra-acquires-three-producing-assets-in-permian-basin-usa-5747920 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsnostra-terra-acquires-three-producing-assets-in-permian-basin-usa-5747920 Oil and gas company Nostra Terra has acquired three producing assets in the Permian Basin of Texas. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Blackbird Energy, IOG Capital, Spire http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-blackbird-energy-inc-iog-capital-lp-spire-inc-5748648 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-blackbird-energy-inc-iog-capital-lp-spire-inc-5748648 Blackbird Energy intends to acquire 13 gross sections of Montney lands located in the Elmworth / Pipestone area, Alberta, Canada, for approximately C$3.35m ($2.55m), which will be funded by issuing five million shares. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Strad Energy Services, Cosmo Energy Holdings, Lukoil Oil Company http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-strad-energy-services-ltd-cosmo-energy-holdings-lukoil-oil-company-5748550 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-strad-energy-services-ltd-cosmo-energy-holdings-lukoil-oil-company-5748550 Canadian rental equipment and matting solutions provider Strad Energy Services has announced its acquirement of two private surface rental equipment companies based in British Columbia. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Abu Dhabi National Oil Company sells 4% interest in onshore concession to CEFC China Energy Company http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsadnoc-sells-4-interest-in-adco-onshore-concession-to-cefc-5746989 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsadnoc-sells-4-interest-in-adco-onshore-concession-to-cefc-5746989 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed an agreement with the CEFC China Energy Company (CEFC China) to sell the final 4% interest in its onshore oil concession. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Delta Natural Gas signs agreement to merge with Peoples Natural Gas http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsdelta-natural-gas-gets-merges-with-peoples-natural-gas-5747396 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsdelta-natural-gas-gets-merges-with-peoples-natural-gas-5747396 Delta Natural Gas has signed a definitive agreement to merge with an affiliate of Peoples Natural Gas (Peoples). Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inpex and Lukoil discover oil at onshore Exploration Block 10 in Iraq http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsinpex-discovers-oil-at-onshore-exploration-block-10-in-iraq-5747402 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsinpex-discovers-oil-at-onshore-exploration-block-10-in-iraq-5747402 Inpex Corporation and Lukoil Overseas Iraq Exploration have discovered deposits of quality oil through drilling of an exploration well at the onshore Exploration Block 10 in the Republic of Iraq. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT CGG awarded multi-year dedicated processing centre contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newscgg-awarded-multi-year-dedicated-centre-contract-for-brunei-shell-petroleum-5745839 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newscgg-awarded-multi-year-dedicated-centre-contract-for-brunei-shell-petroleum-5745839 Integrated geoscience company CGG has received a contract from Brunei Shell Petroleum to operate a dedicated processing centre (DPC) at its Seria office in Brunei Darussalam. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Venture Global LNG to use GE Oil & Gas technology for LNG facilities in Louisiana http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsventure-global-lng-to-use-ge-oil-gas-technology-for-lng-facility-development-in-louisiana-5745220 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsventure-global-lng-to-use-ge-oil-gas-technology-for-lng-facility-development-in-louisiana-5745220 Venture Global LNG has signed an agreement with GE Oil & Gas for providing a plant-wide technology solution for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities currently under development in Louisiana. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Messoyakhaneftegaz completes millionth tonne oil production http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsmessoyakhaneftegaz-completes-millionth-tonne-oil-production-5745205 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsmessoyakhaneftegaz-completes-millionth-tonne-oil-production-5745205 The Messoyakhaneftegaz-developed East Messoyakha field has finished producing its millionth tonne of oil. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Senex Energy to invest $50m in Western Surat gas project, Australia http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newssenex-energy-to-invest-50m-in-western-surat-gas-project-australia-5744982 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newssenex-energy-to-invest-50m-in-western-surat-gas-project-australia-5744982 Australian company Senex Energy has decided to provide $50m to the Western Surat Gas Project in Queensland. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Sound Energy commences drilling of third Tendrara well in Morocco http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newssound-energy-commences-drilling-the-tendrara-well-in-morocco-5744288 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newssound-energy-commences-drilling-the-tendrara-well-in-morocco-5744288 Africa and Europe-focused upstream gas company Sound Energy has initiated drilling of the third Tendrara well located in onshore Morocco. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT CNPC acquires 8% stake in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newscnpc-acquires-8-stake-in-abu-dhabis-onshore-oil-concession-5744279 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newscnpc-acquires-8-stake-in-abu-dhabis-onshore-oil-concession-5744279 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has agreed to award China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) an 8% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Monadelphous-Jacobs JV to provide EPC services for Oil Search’s PNG facilities http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsmonadelphous-jacobs-jv-receives-250m-contract-offer-5744189 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsmonadelphous-jacobs-jv-receives-250m-contract-offer-5744189 Australia’s Monadelphous and Jacobs Engineering Group joint venture (JV) has received a letter of intent (LOI) from Papua New Guinea (PNG)-based oil and gas exploration firm Oil Search for a proposed five-year $250m contract. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Rosneft drills first exploration well in Solimões Basin, Brazil http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsrosneft-drills-first-exploration-well-in-solimes-project-brazil-5743012 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsrosneft-drills-first-exploration-well-in-solimes-project-brazil-5743012 Rosneft Brazil has begun drilling the first exploration well in the Solimões Basin. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT California Resources forms JV to invest $250m in oil and gas properties http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newscalifornia-resources-form-jv-to-invest-250m-in-oil-and-gas-properties-5742994 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newscalifornia-resources-form-jv-to-invest-250m-in-oil-and-gas-properties-5742994 California Resources (CRC) has formed a joint venture (JV) with Benefit Street Partners (BSP) that will invest $250m in CRC’s oil and gas properties located in the state. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Noble Midstream Partners, Magnum Gas & Power, M5 Midstream http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-noble-midstream-partners-magnum-gas-power-m5-midstream-5742307 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-noble-midstream-partners-magnum-gas-power-m5-midstream-5742307 Noble Midstream Partners and Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) have signed an agreement to acquire Advantage Pipeline through their newly formed joint venture company. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Gulfsands Petroleum subsidiary receives extension on Moulay Bouchta agreement http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsgulfsands-petroleum-subsidiary-receives-extension-on-moulay-bouchta-agreement-5741833 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsgulfsands-petroleum-subsidiary-receives-extension-on-moulay-bouchta-agreement-5741833 Gulfsands Petroleum subsidiary Gulfsands Petroleum Morocco has been awarded an extension to its Moulay Bouchta Petroleum Agreement along with a revised work programme. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fluor receives LNG project contract in Vancouver, Canada http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsfluor-receives-lng-project-contract-in-vancouver-canada-5742351 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsfluor-receives-lng-project-contract-in-vancouver-canada-5742351 Fluor Corporation has been awarded a contract by JGC America (JGC) to provide construction-related support to the front end engineering and design (FEED) services for the Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT