Orla Processing Plant and Delaware System Expansion

Creates large integrated G&P platform across the most active acreage in the Delaware Basin

Crestwood and First Reserve, via a joint venture focused on developing, owning and operating midstream infrastructure in the Delaware Basin, has sanctioned the construction of a 200 MMcf/d cryogenic processing plant in Orla, TX. The initial project scope will include a 33 mile, 20 inch high pressure line (the “Orla Express Pipeline”) connecting the existing Willow Lake gathering system in Eddy county, NM to the Orla plant in Reeves county, TX. The Orla plant will offer full liquids handling and multiple residue and NGL interconnects. Once the plant is placed into service, Crestwood anticipates several expansion projects to capture production growth in the basin, including connecting the plant to the joint venture’s Nautilus gas gathering system and building additional laterals to gather incremental volumes for offset producers.

Initial project capital is expected to be approximately $170 million with a targeted in-service date in the second half of 2018.

For more information, please contact

Russ Kovin
Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Central US
(832) 519-2260

Nautilus Gas Gathering System

Located in the core of the Delaware-Permian

Crestwood has entered into a long-term agreement with SWEPI LP (“SWEPI”), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, to construct, own and operate a natural gas gathering system in Shell’s premier position in the Delaware-Permian Basin. SWEPI has dedicated to Crestwood approximately 100,000 acres and gathering rights for SWEPI gas production across Loving, Reeves and Ward counties, Texas.

The initial gathering system is designed for gas production of approximately 250 million cubic feet per day and will include 194 miles of low pressure gathering lines, 36 miles of high pressure trunklines, and centralized compression facilities which are expandable over time as production increases. Crestwood will provide gathering, dehydration, compression and liquids handling services on a fixed fee basis.

The system was placed into service on June 6, 2017.

Bear Den Processing Plant

New Bakken processing plant to support accelerated Arrow gathering volumes

In November 2017, Crestwood commissioned Phase 1 of the Bear Den gas processing plant (“Bear Den”) in Watford City, ND. Bear Den Phase 1 provides 30 MMcf/d of processing capacity to support accelerated development on Crestwood’s Arrow gathering system on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in the Bakken Shale. The Arrow gathering system supplies the Bear Den plant via a new 25 mile pipeline. The plant will have connections into NGL and residue outlets including COLT Hub’s rail loading via Crestwood’s trucking fleet. 

In December 2017, Crestwood announced the Bear Den Plant Phase 2 expansion that will increase processing capacity to 150 MMcf/d. The Phase 2 expansion is expected to cost approximately $135 million and be in service by the second quarter of 2019. 

For more information, please contact

Cameron Phillips
Director, Commercial Operations, West Region
(832) 519-2205

Delta Pipeline

The Delaware take-away crude pipeline system (“Delta”) is a proposed ~200 mile, 20-inch crude oil and condensate pipeline header system originating near Orla, TX (Reeves County) in the Delaware Basin. Based on shipper feedback from a non-binding open season, Delta will have potential connections to multiple downstream pipelines that provide shippers access to attractive demand markets, including Midland, Cushing, Houston and Corpus Christi. As designed, Delta will have the capacity to batch both crude and condensate, and initially transport over 200,000 barrels per day. A binding open season is anticipated during summer 2016, and Delta is expected to be operational in third quarter of 2018.

For more information, please contact

Russ Kovin
Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Central US 

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