Brazos Midstream and Williams have agreed to enter into a joint venture partnership in the Delaware Basin. Under terms of the agreement, Williams will contribute its existing Delaware Basin assets to the partnership, in exchange for a 15 percent minority position in the joint venture. The contribution of the Williams assets will expand the footprint of the current Brazos system and the combined capabilities of the Partnership will provide existing and prospective customers with an enhanced suite of services.
Brazos – with an 85 percent ownership in the joint venture – will operate pro-forma 725 miles of gas gathering pipelines, 260 MMcf/d of natural gas processing, 75 miles of crude oil gathering pipelines, and 75,000 barrels of oil storage, located across Reeves, Loving, Ward, Winkler, Pecos, and Culberson counties in Texas. In addition, Brazos is currently constructing its previously announced 200 MMcf/d Comanche III natural gas processing plant to be fully operational by first quarter 2019, bringing the Partnership’s total operated processing capacity in the Delaware Basin to 460 MMcf/d. The joint venture will be supported by over 500,000 acres of long-term dedications currently under full-field horizontal development from leading major and independent oil and gas producers.
As part of the transaction, Williams and Brazos have also entered into an agreement to jointly develop natural gas residue solutions to further benefit Delaware Basin producers.
“Brazos operates a strategically-located midstream platform in a region that has seen tremendous production growth,” said Brazos Chief Executive Officer, Brad Iles. “This year we have continued to expand our asset base in cooperation with our new sponsor, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, in order to provide exceptional service to our producer customers.”
Williams President and Chief Executive Officer, Alan Armstrong added: “This transaction is another example of high-grading our portfolio by leveraging an existing asset into a larger integrated system with better growth, in a manner that improves our credit metrics over time.”
For more information visit www.williams.com and www.brazosmidstream.com
19th November 2018