Milestone: Energy Spectrum’s Santa Fe announces San Andres project


[Context: On September 8, Energy Spectrum-backed Santa Fe Midstream announced the start of construction of a natural gas system in the San Andres play in the Permian. The company will also develop a crude system. On July 18, 52 days before the most recent announcement, reported Santa Fe was launching operations in the Permian. Further details and related links are below.]

Santa Fe Midstream Commences Construction of New Midstream Facilities in West Texas Serving Producers in the Permian Basin’s San Andres Play

PLANO, Texas–September 08, 2017–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Santa Fe Midstream LLC (“Santa Fe”) announced today the start of construction of a natural gas gathering, treating and processing system in the San Andres play in the Permian Basin. Construction commenced in August 2017 and the initial natural gas facilities will be operational by the second quarter of 2018. Santa Fe is also developing a crude oil gathering system in the area. Santa Fe’s natural gas and crude oil midstream facilities will be located in Yoakum, Gaines and Cochran counties in Texas as well as Lea County, New Mexico. The facilities will initially serve a substantial dedication from a leading producer sponsored by a large energy private equity fund.

“Due to the increasing activity and rapid growth of the San Andres play in Yoakum, Cochran and Gaines counties, producers have expressed significant interest in new crude oil and natural gas gathering infrastructure. Santa Fe is pleased to provide the new facilities, best in class service and optimal netbacks as requested by producers in this area,” said Amer Rathore, Santa Fe Managing Partner and Founder.

Residue from the natural gas processing plant and treating facilities located near Denver City, Texas, will be delivered to El Paso Natural Gas’ interstate pipeline with access to the WAHA hub and Western U.S. natural gas markets. Natural gas liquids will be delivered to Enterprise Products’ Chaparral Pipeline for transportation to Mt. Belvieu, Texas. “By connecting to multiple crude oil markets as well as premium natural gas and liquids markets, Santa Fe will provide the best possible netbacks for producers in the area,” said Greg Kegin, Santa Fe Managing Partner and CEO. “We look forward to supporting producers’ drilling plans by expanding our system.”

Please contact Cliff Rupnow, Managing Partner and VP of Commercial at (214) 308-9623 or (817) 239-5547 for more information.

About Santa Fe Midstream LLC

Based in Plano, Texas, Santa Fe Midstream LLC is a creative midstream company led by an experienced and successful management team. Santa Fe is dedicated to creating value for our customers as we partner with them in providing a full menu of midstream services. Our capabilities include natural gas gathering, compression, treating and processing, crude oil gathering and transportation, produced water handling, as well as condensate and NGL products marketing. Santa Fe Midstream LLC is backed by Energy Spectrum Capital’s fund Energy Spectrum Partners VII LP.

About Energy Spectrum Capital

Based in Dallas, Texas, Energy Spectrum Capital is a midstream-focused private equity firm that has raised over $3.5 billion in capital commitments focused on investing in North America’s energy infrastructure. Since its inception in 1996, Energy Spectrum has sponsored over 50 portfolio companies.

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