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Apache, Kayne Anderson Acquisition to Form Permian Midstream Company

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   |    Wednesday,August 08,2018

Apache Corporation and Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp have announced an agreement pursuant to which Apache will contribute its midstream assets at Alpine High to Altus Midstream LP, a partnership jointly owned by Apache and KAAC. At closing, KAAC will be renamed Altus Midstream Company (together with Altus Midstream LP, "Altus Midstream" or the "company")

Altus Midstream will be anchored by substantially all of Apache's gathering, processing and transportation assets at Alpine High, a world-class, unconventional resource play in the Delaware Basin. The company will also own options for equity participation in five gas, NGL and crude oil pipeline projects from the Permian Basin to various points along the Texas Gulf Coast.

"The transaction with Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. creates a premier midstream enterprise to service Alpine High, an enormous, highly economic upstream resource base in the Permian Basin, the most active oil and gas region in the world. Alpine High contains more than 5,000 feet of vertical hydrocarbon bearing formations across approximately 340,000 contiguous net acres," said John Christmann IV, chief executive officer and president of Apache.

"For Apache, this is a very strategic transaction with a world-class partner at an attractive valuation. Since our discovery of Alpine High, we have invested nearly $1 billion in an extensive network of fit-for-purpose infrastructure to meet the current and future processing and transport needs of the play. Today's announcement is a strong endorsement of the quality of investment we have made to date.

Altus Midstream assets 

The Altus Midstream assets include rich-gas processing plants with inlet capacity of 380 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day, lean-gas treating and compression plants with inlet capacity of 400 MMcf per day, 123 miles of gathering pipelines, and 55 miles of processed gas pipelines with three market connections. By the end of 2020, Altus Midstream plans to add 1 Bcf per day of cryogenic, rich-gas processing.

Additionally, Altus Midstream will hold options to purchase equity ownership in five planned pipelines, including:

  • Gulf Coast Express: Option for up to 15 percent interest in a natural gas pipeline to Agua Dulce; operated by Kinder Morgan, expected in-service date in October 2019.

  • Salt Creek NGL Line: Option for 50 percent interest in an NGL header from Alpine High to Waha; operated by Salt Creek Midstream, expected in-service date in the first quarter of 2019.

  • EPIC Crude: Option for up to 15 percent interest in a crude oil pipeline to Corpus Christi; operated by EPIC Midstream Holdings, expected in-service date in the second half of 2019.

  • Shin Oak: Option for up to 33 percent interest in a long-haul NGL line to Mont Belvieu; operated by Enterprise Products Partners, expected in-service date in the second-quarter 2019.

  • Permian Highway: Option for up to 33 percent interest in a proposed natural gas pipeline to Katy / Agua Dulce (subject to agreement on definitive documentation); to be operated by Kinder Morgan, expected in-service date in late 2020.

 


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