2017 Louisiana Energy Conference to Be Held in New Orleans May 30-June 2

NEW ORLEANS, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 2017 Louisiana Energy Conference will be held in New Orleans at the Westin Canal Place Hotel at 100 Rue Iberville on Tuesday afternoon May 30 through Friday, June 2, 2017.

The Conference will feature a series of 20 panels and presentations that will discuss key domestic and international industry developments and issues. This year the Conference will include several field trips on Friday June 2 to both offshore Gulf of Mexico and onshore south Louisiana facilities.  Executives from nearly 70 leading public and private exploration and production and oil field services companies as well as representatives from energy-related private equity firms, industry trade groups, regulatory agencies, investment banks, institutional research groups, and law firms will participate in the panel discussions.  

A detailed agenda as of May 22, 2017 including the companies and the individual representatives on each panel is now available on the Conference web site, www.LouisianaEnergyConference.com, under the Agenda tab.  The site also includes details on the field trips scheduled for June 2.

Attendance at the Conference is directed to investment professionals including buy side and sell side analysts and portfolio managers, as well as private equity and wealth management executives and trust officers. There is no cost for investment professionals attending the Conference.  The cost for all other attendees is $295 for the full event.

The Conference has also been accredited for attendees to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

The Conference web site www.LouisianaEnergyConference.com provides online registration and full details on the event which is being hosted by Al Petrie Advisors.  For additional information including sponsorship opportunities, please call (504) 799-1953 or email info@LouisianaEnergyConference.com.  

201 Saint Charles Avenue   Suite 2413   New Orleans, Louisiana 70170

CONTACT: Contact: Al Petrie (504) 799-1953

Red Oak Independent School District Books Six-Figure Energy Savings with QuotEnergy Advisors

RED OAK, Texas, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — QuotEnergy Advisors, a leading energy procurement firm and approved provider in the TIPS/TAPS purchasing program, today announced it has helped Red Oak Independent School District (ISD), a public school district serving over 5,000 students across 7 schools in Northern Ellis County, successfully purchase more than 60 million kWh of electricity for its facilities. The new 5-year energy contract will begin in June 2019, yielding more than $750,000 in savings for the district over its current rate.

QuotEnergy worked closely with Red Oak ISD to evaluate the competitive forward energy market and identify major cost savings. While the incumbent supplier offered the school district an attractive rate that would have saved it upwards of $50,000 per year, QuotEnergy was able to secure a lower rate, which saved the district thousands over their original energy contract.

Leveraging its strong industry relationships, QuotEnergy attracted 10 quality suppliers, wholesalers and buying groups into a highly competitive bidding process for the Red Oak ISD contract. Once that process began, QuotEnergy managed the competitive dynamic to drive down prices and secure $25,000 in “greenback dollars” for the district to invest in energy-efficiency upgrades. QuotEnergy also assisted Red Oak ISD through a vigorous vetting process to assess non-pricing parameters among the contenders to determine which supplier would provide the best service, at the best price, for the school district’s needs. Ultimately, Red Oak ISD selected TXU to supply the new cost-saving contract.

“QuotEnergy helped us capitalize on a major savings opportunity and then provided the expert guidance needed to wrest more savings from the market than our incumbent supplier had offered us,” stated Kevin Freels, Assistant Superintendent of Campus Operations for Red Oak ISD. “Locking in more than three-quarters of a million dollars in future energy savings is a big win for our school district and the many students and families we serve. QuotEnergy acted faithfully on our behalf, focusing clearly on our needs to get us the very best the market could deliver.”

Glencora Ore, President of QuotEnergy Advisors, added: “ISDs and other government entities face constant budgetary pressures, so it’s particularly satisfying to help them find savings in what can be an opaque energy market. At QuotEnergy, we act as both guide and advocate. We work closely with our clients, utilizing a process that combines our deep market knowledge and extensive supplier relationships to uncover, and deliver on, available opportunities. We commend Red Oak ISD for taking the initiative and landing major long-term savings for the people it serves.”

About QuotEnergy Advisors
QuotEnergy Advisors is an energy-advisory firm focused on energy procurement, demand reduction and renewables. Established in Texas, with a footprint in deregulated markets across the country, QuotEnergy’s success rests in its singular focus on doing what is right for its customers. QuotEnergy is built on a foundation of integrity, customer service, extensive supplier relationships, a sophisticated understanding of the market, and a transactional savvy that comes from years of successful procurements. QuotEnergy is an approved provider in the TIPS/TAPS purchasing program (www.tips-usa.com). For more information about QuotEnergy Advisors, see www.QuotEnergy.com.

CONTACT: For additional information, contact:

Glencora Ore
QuotEnergy
512-203-3933
glencora@quotenergy.com

or

Jon Dumas
QuotEnergy
832-356-4010
jdumas@quotenergy.com

SOLV Unveils Newly Built Renewable Energy Operations and Control Center

SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SOLV, a Swinerton company, is pleased to announce the completion of its new Operations and Control Center (OCC) in San Diego. Construction on the 7,000 square foot facility began in December 2016 and has served as the home office for the SOLV team since May 1, 2017.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d06cfc28-f845-471f-858a-572932f9afab

SOLV provides full-service operations and maintenance (O&M) and real-time performance monitoring for over 3,650 megawatts (MW) of solar facilities in North America. The new OCC will allow the company to continue to expand its portfolio to include other renewable energy resources including wind, geothermal, and battery storage, which require 24/7 monitoring capabilities.

The SOLV OCC was designed for medium-impact facility compliance under the regulatory protocols created by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Located adjacent to Swinerton’s San Diego office, the renovated office space features three levels of secure access, a separate IT server adhering to Generator Operator (GOP) protocol, backup power, and various additional procedures and processes that meet NERC obligations to mitigate risks associated with increased generation consolidation.

In addition to increased security, the expansion project allows for significant portfolio growth for SOLV. Inside the OCC, the SOLV team will operate and monitor renewable projects across the country viewable on 24 connected screens totaling 32 feet wide by 6.5 feet tall. Approximately 25 to 30 people will work in the office, which offers ergonomic work stations, standing desks, skylights, LED lighting, a community kitchen area, and back patio to create a workplace suitable for around-the-clock monitoring.

“SOLV’s 24/7 OCC will support the timely communication of alerts and follow-up between the on-site technician, client, utilities or ISO’s and other reliability entities to monitor and optimize a site’s availability to produce power and maximize revenues,” said Reegan Moen, Business Development Manager for SOLV. “We are proud to offer added value of around-the-clock service to both current and future clients.”

Named the #1 Affiliated Service Provider (ASP) by GTM Research in 2016, SOLV is the go-to group for dozens of owners in the U.S. for services on both plants built by Swinerton Renewable Energy or third-party EPCs. The company expects to begin providing monitoring services from the new OCC in late May.

About SOLV®
SOLV brings unmatched value to our renewable energy clients. Our EPC experience taught us that a complete solution was needed. SOLV evolved into providing the best service for our customers. SOLV is backed by Swinerton Builders, a 125+ year-old construction company. The SOLV solution includes SMART monitoring, data analytics, asset management support, in-field technicians and SCADA platforms providing the best optimization and management solution.

Our national in-house SOLV Team configures a custom energy plan, analyzes vitals detecting the smallest concerns, and diagnoses plant issues in order to respond with SMARTer solutions. SOLV performance engineers and operations network staff continually monitor owners’ facilities, all with pinpoint accuracy. Plant performance anomalies and system concerns are evaluated in minutes prior to service call deployment.

CONTACT: CONTACT:
Scarlett Chepke
Swinerton Renewable Energy and SOLV 
858.815.2414
schepke@swinerton.com

Thunder Energies Corporation announces the appointment of Eng. Simone Beghella-Bartoli as Vice President for Engineering

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., May 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Ruggero M. Santilli, CEO and Chief Scientist of Thunder Energies Corporation (OTC:TNRG), announces the appointment of Eng. Simone Beghella-Bartoli as Vice President for Engineering (http://thunder-energies.com/index.php/ct-menu-item-3).

Dr. Santilli states: “Eng. Simone Beghella-Bartoli received his Master in Engineering from the Politechnical Institute in Milan, Italy, in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK and received the Scientific Award from the R. M. Santilli Foundation (http://santilli-foundation.org/news.html) in view of his scientific publications (see, e.g., http://www.santilli-foundation.org/docs/antimatter-detect-2014.pdf). He has been associated with TEC since 2014 as a Scientific Advisor and proved his value to the company with his skills in research and engineering, his ability to understand and use our radiation analysis software, and with his capability to document and elaborate data from various tests (http://www.santilli-foundation.org/docs/Simone-FINAL.pdf).

In his role as Vice President of Engineering, Eng. Beghella-Bartoli will have a major role in the design and manufacturing of our Neutron Source in our Division of Neutron Equipment. In view of his being fluent in European languages, he will interface with our European customers and be available to our team for the development of marketing strategies in all European countries. Additionally, Eng. Beghella-Bartoli has been collaborating with our Company for the development of the HyperCombustion and HyperFurnaces of the Division of Combustion Equipment.

Finally, he has a record of publication in refereed scientific journals for the detection of antimatter galaxies via the revolutionary telescopes of our Division of Optical Equipment (http://www.santilli-foundation.org/docs/pdf11.pdf). In conclusion, there is no doubt that the appointment of Eng. Beghella-Bartoli signals an important uplift of our Company, not only technical in all three of our divisions but also in the expansion of our foreign markets following the recent sale of a Neutron Source to a European Group (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/thunder-energies-corporation-announces-sale-142000927.html).

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications, which may arise, could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically significant plan(s) outlined above. The Company undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

 

CONTACT: Dr. Ruggero M. Santilli
CEO and Chief Scientist
Thunder Energies Corp
www.thunder-energies.com
727-940-3944

RigNet Announces Acquisition of Cyphre Security Solutions (CSS), A Provider of Data Encryption Services

HOUSTON, May 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) today announced that it has acquired Cyphre Security Solutions (“Cyphre”) a cybersecurity company that provides the most advanced enterprise data protection available on the market today. Cyphre’s hardware-based encryption features low latency protection for files at rest and in transit for both public and private cloud, providing higher levels of granularity and control than previously seen in the market.

“RigNet is pleased to add this critical and highly differentiated security offering. This acquisition supports our stated diversification plan and our plan to expand our over-the-top (OTT) offerings. Cyphre’s product set is a key step in creating a world-class cybersecurity portfolio for our customers. Deployment of these solutions will provide unique protection for our customer’s data,” said Steven Pickett, RigNet’s CEO and president.

Lance Smith, CEO of Cyphre, said “I am excited about the powerful combination of Cyphre’s product set that leverages our BlackTIE® encryption technology and RigNet’s world-class Managed Service offerings. RigNet, through the use of these new capabilities, will provide an unmatched and innovative security solution for enterprise customers around the world.”

About RigNet

RigNet (NASDAQ:RNET) is a leading global provider of customized systems and solutions serving customers with complex data networking and operational requirements. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing, crew welfare, asset monitoring and real-time data services. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas and has operations around the globe. 

For more information on RigNet, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

CONTACT: Media / Investor Relations Contact:
Charles E. Schneider 
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
RigNet, Inc. 
Tel: +1 (281) 674-0699

RigNet Announces Acquisition of Cyphre Security Solutions (CSS), A Provider of Data Encryption Services

HOUSTON, May 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) today announced that it has acquired Cyphre Security Solutions (“Cyphre”) a cybersecurity company that provides the most advanced enterprise data protection available on the market today. Cyphre’s hardware-based encryption features low latency protection for files at rest and in transit for both public and private cloud, providing higher levels of granularity and control than previously seen in the market.

“RigNet is pleased to add this critical and highly differentiated security offering. This acquisition supports our stated diversification plan and our plan to expand our over-the-top (OTT) offerings. Cyphre’s product set is a key step in creating a world-class cybersecurity portfolio for our customers. Deployment of these solutions will provide unique protection for our customer’s data,” said Steven Pickett, RigNet’s CEO and president.

Lance Smith, CEO of Cyphre, said “I am excited about the powerful combination of Cyphre’s product set that leverages our BlackTIE® encryption technology and RigNet’s world-class Managed Service offerings. RigNet, through the use of these new capabilities, will provide an unmatched and innovative security solution for enterprise customers around the world.”

About RigNet

RigNet (NASDAQ:RNET) is a leading global provider of customized systems and solutions serving customers with complex data networking and operational requirements. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing, crew welfare, asset monitoring and real-time data services. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas and has operations around the globe. 

For more information on RigNet, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

CONTACT: Media / Investor Relations Contact:
Charles E. Schneider 
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
RigNet, Inc. 
Tel: +1 (281) 674-0699

PennTex’s Board of Directors to Review Unsolicited Tender Offer From Energy Transfer Partners

HOUSTON, May 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PennTex Midstream Partners, LP (NASDAQ:PTXP) (the “Partnership”), today confirmed that our affiliate and owner of our general partner, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE:ETP), has commenced an unsolicited tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding common units representing limited partner interests in the Partnership for $20.00 per unit in cash. 

The board of directors of our general partner (the “Board”) intends to advise unitholders of its formal position regarding the tender offer within ten business days of its commencement by making available to unitholders and filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9.

About PennTex Midstream Partners, LP

PennTex Midstream Partners, LP provides natural gas gathering and processing and residue gas and natural gas liquids transportation services to producers in northern Louisiana. Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. owns the general partner of the Partnership. For more information, visit www.penntex.com.  

For further information, please direct all inquiries to:

Investor Relations:
Helen Ryoo, Brent Ratliff or Lyndsay Hannah
Telephone: (214) 981-0795

Media Relations:
Vicki Granado
Telephone: (214) 840-5820

Cautionary Note

Disclosures in this press release contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts are forward-looking. These statements contain words such as “if” and “will” and involve risks and uncertainties including, among others that our business plans may change as circumstances warrant. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.  Except as otherwise required by applicable law, the Partnership undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or of which the Partnership becomes aware, after the date hereof.

Additional Information

This press release does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The Partnership may file a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Any solicitation/recommendation statement filed by the Partnership that is required to be mailed to unitholders will be mailed to the Partnership’s unitholders. INVESTORS AND UNITHOLDERS OF THE PARTNERSHIP ARE URGED TO READ THESE AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and unitholders will be able to obtain free copies of these documents (if and when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by the Partnership through the web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.  In addition, any materials related to Energy Transfer’s unsolicited proposal may be obtained from the Partnership free of charge by directing a request to PennTex Midstream Partners, LP, Attn: Investor Relations, 8111 Westchester Drive, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75225. 

Empower Energies Adds Industry Leaders in Sales and Operations as Company Ramps Up Development, Acquisition and Construction of Commercial & Industrial Solar Projects

50 Citizen’s Way Suite 403 Frederick, Maryland 21701, May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Frederick, MD – May 16, 2017 – Empower Energies welcomes the hiring of two leading professionals in Commercial & Industrial solar sales and construction to its team as the company continues to expand its acquisition, financing and construction of C&I solar projects.

 Ken Beiser will lead Sales and Business Development for Empower and brings a long history of C&I solar development to the team, including founding and leading solar sales for Tecta Solar. Ken will focus on originating new projects with corporate customers as well as reaching out to early stage developers seeking to advance and monetize their projects prior to construction. Ken will build out the solar sales team at Empower by adding several distributed generation sales professionals.

 Joe Jazdzewski joins Empower’s Operations team working with Michael Belko, reuniting the two former SunEdison colleagues. At SunEdison, Joe managed West Coast construction and Mike led the construction team for North America. Joe is a licensed building contractor and specializes in the construction of C&I solar projects.

 “Empower welcomes the addition of Ken and Joe to the team. Our ability to attract such highly respected professionals speaks to the power of our DG Fund partnerships, the strength of our pipeline and the high quality of our C&I customer and developer relationships. Our team is actively developing, financing and constructing C&I solar projects, and the addition of Ken and Joe greatly accelerates our growth and ability to execute for our customers.”- John Clapp, President & CFO, Empower Energies

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About Empower Energies

Empower Energies is a solar development and financing company specializing in meeting the needs of commercial and industrial customers across the U.S. Empower uses its dedicated DG Fund to provide capital to project development and acquisition opportunities, allowing it to execute quickly and efficiently with power consumers and other developers. Empower is actively seeking C&I projects as well as talented professionals in sales, finance and operations. For more information, visit empowerenergies.com/careers/ or give us a call at: (240) 490-4200.

Attachments:

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/eec42d79-0559-4114-aa6a-c63560dc6681

CONTACT: Theresa Polly
Empower Energies
516-547-2769
tpolly@tribalvision.com

ScottMadden Energy Industry Update Examines Natural Gas Trends

Atlanta, GA, May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently released its spring Energy Industry Update. For more than a decade and a half, the ScottMadden Energy Industry Update has served as the catalyst for strategic discussion, debate, and decisions. More than 10,000 executive leaders rely on it for thought-provoking insights on the energy utility industry’s most important trends. This highly anticipated semi-annual report will give you bottom-line insights, distill recent events, and help you as you prepare to anticipate and respond to emerging trends.

 

Themed “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” this report focuses on the strategic drivers propelling our industry, including trends in the natural gas industry such as infrastructure development and price risk management. Natural gas prices remain low for now across North America, continuing to be buoyed by prolific shale plays. Gas pipeline development continues as the industry tries to unlock those resources, although projects are proceeding at different speeds. In this favorable environment, some electric and gas utilities are looking at ways to hedge gas price risk. And, some regulators are questioning past hedging programs—in some cases, ones that had previously been approved.

 

“We all want price stability and the lowest price possible. But those objectives can conflict. While locking in low gas prices is a key goal for utilities that deliver gas or use it as a power generation fuel, balancing price stability with target price levels is as much art as science,” said Greg Litra, partner and energy, clean tech, and sustainability research leader at ScottMadden. “It requires regulatory engagement, knowledge of hedging instruments and practices, and skill and experience to customize programs based upon local market dynamics and business objectives.”

 

If you have not already registered, we encourage you to join ScottMadden and Energy Central for the interactive webcast, “ScottMadden’s Energy Industry Update – It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 1:00–2:00 PM EDT. During this complimentary session, our industry experts will share their views and field questions related to solar curtailment, Australia’s response to distributed generation, and smart cities. Join us to hear from Chris Vlahoplus, partner and clean tech & sustainability practice leader at ScottMadden and Paul Quinlan, clean tech manager at ScottMadden. Stuart Pearman will serve as an additional presenter and the webcast moderator.

 

Click here to read the latest Energy Industry Update. Contact us to schedule a discussion with our thought leaders.

 

About ScottMadden’s Energy Practice

We know energy from the ground up. Since 1983, we have been energy consultants. We have served more than 400 clients, including 20 of the top 20 energy utilities. We have performed more than 3,000 projects across every energy utility business unit and every function. We have helped our clients develop strategies, improve operations, reorganize companies, and implement initiatives. Our broad and deep energy utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience based.

 

About ScottMadden, Inc.

ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. Our practice areas include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability, Corporate & Shared Services, and Grid Transformation. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. To learn more, visit www.scottmadden.com | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Attachments:

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c0533f38-4727-4821-a314-59f8be796315

CONTACT: Mary Tew
ScottMadden, Inc.
919-714-7628
marytew@scottmadden.com

Noble Energy Sells Marcellus Midstream to Quantum Energy Partners for $765 Million

HOUSTON, May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) (“Noble Energy” or “the Company”) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to divest the holding company which owns a 50 percent interest in CONE Gathering, LLC (“CONE Gathering”) and 21.7 million common and subordinated limited partnership units to a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners (“Quantum”) for total cash consideration of $765 million. The limited partnership units represent a 33.5 percent ownership interest in CONE Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:CNNX) (“CONE Midstream”). CONE Gathering owns the general partner of CONE Midstream. 

David L. Stover, Noble Energy’s Chairman, President and CEO, commented “CNNX has performed exceptionally well since its IPO in late 2014, exceeding forecasts despite a challenging macro-economic backdrop. Including this transaction, Noble Energy will realize more than $1 billion in total value from our Marcellus midstream business, which represents approximately three times our net invested capital. Going forward, our midstream efforts are focused on Noble Midstream Partners, supporting our DJ Basin and Delaware Basin growth areas.”

Dheeraj Verma, President of Quantum Energy Partners, said “Quantum is excited to once again work with Noble Energy on a substantial acquisition. This transaction follows the recently announced sale of Noble Energy’s upstream Appalachia assets to a separate portfolio company of Quantum.  We have a strong track record of sponsoring and growing both upstream and midstream companies across the Appalachian Basin and we look forward to partnering with CONSOL Energy Inc. in continuing the success of CONE Midstream.”

Noble Energy’s cumulative 2017 divestiture proceeds total approximately $2 billion, with the amount primarily representing an exit of the Company’s Appalachia upstream and midstream businesses. Proceeds announced year-to-date are being utilized to cover the cash costs associated with the Clayton Williams Energy acquisition, to further strengthen the balance sheet through debt reduction, and to provide additional financial capacity and flexibility to support the Company’s U.S. onshore oil development.

Closing of the transaction is anticipated in the third quarter this year, subject to customary closing conditions and adjustments. BofA Merrill Lynch acted as the sole financial advisor to Noble Energy on the CONE Midstream transaction and Vinson & Elkins LLP served as legal counsel.

Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with a diversified high-quality portfolio of both U.S. unconventional and global offshore conventional assets spanning three continents. Founded more than 80 years ago, the company is committed to safely and responsibly delivering our purpose: Energizing the World, Bettering People’s Lives®. For more information, visit http://www.nblenergy.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities law.  Words such as anticipates, believes”, expects, intends, will, should, may, and similar expressions may be used to identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact and reflect Noble Energys current views about future events.  They may include estimates of oil and natural gas reserves, estimates of future production, assumptions regarding future oil and natural gas pricing, planned drilling activity, future results of operations, projected cash flow and liquidity, business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations.  No assurances can be given that the forward-looking statements contained in this news release will occur as projected and actual results may differ materially from those projected.  Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  These risks include, without limitation, the volatility in commodity prices for crude oil and natural gas, the presence or recoverability of estimated reserves, the ability to replace reserves, environmental risks, drilling and operating risks, exploration and development risks, competition, government regulation, third-party litigation or other actions, the ability of management to execute its plans to meet its goals and other risks inherent in Noble Energys business that are discussed in its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and in other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports are also available from Noble Energys offices or website, http://www.nblenergy.com.  Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management at the time the statements are made.  Noble Energy does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances, managements estimates, or opinions change.

CONTACT: Investor Contacts
Brad Whitmarsh
(281) 943-1670   
brad.whitmarsh@nblenergy.com

Megan Repine
(832) 639-7380 
megan.repine@nblenergy.com

Megan Dolezal
(281) 943-1861
megan.dolezal@nblenergy.com

Media Contacts
Reba Reid
(713) 412-8441
media@nblenergy.com

Deena McMullen
(281) 943-1732
media@nblenergy.com