DALLAS, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Producers Midstream, LP (“PMLP”) announced today plans to install a new natural gas gathering system and up to 260 million cubic feet per day (MMscfd) of cryogenic processing capacity (“The System”) in the Western Delaware Basin through the formation of Culberson Midstream LLC. The System is anchored by more than 40,000 net dedicated acres and a 1,000 square mile area of mutual interest from Charger Shale Oil Company (“Charger”). Culberson Midstream, operated by PMLP, will provide Delaware Basin producers with competitive midstream solutions for gas, oil and water.
PMLP will construct and operate the midstream system consisting of more than 70 miles of pipeline, up to 40,000 horsepower of compression, and a new cryogenic natural gas processing complex with up to 260 million cubic feet per day of capacity to serve producers developing the prolific Wolfcamp, Bone Springs, and Avalon formations in the Delaware Basin.
Jim Bryant, CEO of Producers Midstream, commented, “This partnership marks a significant step forward with our growth. With many years of midstream experience, PMLP was formed to provide our producers/customers a competitive edge by constructing and operating midstream infrastructure efficiently and reliably to ensure the best netbacks for our customers. This greenfield development will allow Charger and other operators in the area to take advantage of a best-in-class gathering and processing system designed specifically to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding Delaware Basin. The PMLP management team is committed to maximizing the value of our customers’ produced hydrocarbons by creating a system of excellent reliability and predictability, supported by our culture of service, ingenuity, and responsiveness.”
Joseph Magoto, CEO of Charger Shale Oil Company, said, “We are very pleased to be partnered with a company like Producers Midstream whose excellent technical ability has allowed us to ramp up operations in the Delaware Basin. We take comfort that our teams can remain focused on drilling great wells and proving up multiple productive benches knowing we have an economic takeaway solution in place.”
PMLP expects the system to be operational in the first quarter of 2018. The system will be strategically located in Culberson County, Texas to provide our customers with optimal flow assurance and flexibility, with access to multiple downstream markets for both residue gas and NGL sales. PMLP believes the System location will be a significant advantage for Delaware Basin producers. Culberson Midstream will be able to tap into newer, more competitively-priced markets and avoid capacity constraints which have hindered some legacy systems in the area. The System will have capacity to expand as development continues from Charger and other nearby operators.
About Producers Midstream, LP
PMLP, founded by Bryant, is a Dallas-based midstream company focused on providing a full suite of turnkey midstream solutions to producers working in the Delaware Basin. PMLP helps our clients maintain a competitive edge by building infrastructure sized to their specific needs, allowing for both optimum netback value and flow. The PMLP management team is committed to maximizing the value of our producer’s operations by creating a system of excellent reliability and predictability, supported by our culture of service, ingenuity, and responsiveness. For more information, please visit our website at www.producersmidstreamlp.com.
PMLP is backed by Tailwater Capital LLC which is a highly specialized middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on the energy industry. Currently, they manage $2.1 billion in committed capital with a well-established track record consisting of more than 65 transactions in the upstream and midstream sections. Tailwater has a strong history of creating solutions oriented, valuate-added partnerships.
About Charger Shale Oil Company LLC
Charger is a pure-play Delaware Basin exploration and production company founded by Joe Magoto in 2016. Charger is backed by a $900 million equity commitment from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Charger currently holds 48,000 net acres in the play with an active drilling program across several benches, including the highly prolific Wolfcamp play.
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