Outrigger Energy II LLC (“Outrigger”) announced today that it has completed the sale of its midstream system in Weld County, Colorado to Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:SMLP) (“Summit”). Outrigger’s DJ Basin system includes a 60 MMcfd cryogenic natural gas processing plant with product deliveries to the Cheyenne Plains gas pipeline and DCP’s natural gas liquids (“NGL”) system, approximately 70 miles of low-pressure natural gas gathering pipelines, approximately 90 miles of high-pressure natural gas gathering pipelines, 12,800 horsepower of field and plant compression and approximately 30 miles of crude oil gathering pipelines with delivery to the Pony Express Pipeline. Outrigger’s DJ system is anchored by long-term, fee-based contracts and approximately 310,000 dedicated acres from leading basin operators.
Dave Keanini, Outrigger’s President & CEO, stated, “The robust midstream system we developed in the DJ Basin proved attractive to potential purchasers and this transaction with Summit delivers a positive outcome for our customers, employees, and investors. Further, the system’s extensive high-pressure gas gathering footprint provides an excellent platform for interconnectivity with multiple midstream systems in the DJ Basin, including Summit’s system. We have confidence that Summit’s experienced team will provide excellent service to the producer community and continued efficient consolidation and operation of midstream assets in the basin.”
Williston Basin Business Update
With the sale of its DJ Basin system, Outrigger will be exclusively focused on the continued development of its world class Williston Basin system located in Williams and Mountrail Counties, North Dakota. The system is ideally located to service growing volumes and has exposure to several thousand drilling locations across its footprint. Outrigger’s 250 MMcfd Bill Sanderson cryogenic gas processing plant located west of Williston, ND commenced permanent operation in June and is maintaining near 100% runtime. The high efficiency plant features ethane recovery and rejection capabilities with direct market access to the Northern Border Pipeline system for residue gas and the ONEOK NGL pipeline system for natural gas liquids. Outrigger’s plant facilities are easily expandable with additional processing capacity of up to 200 MMcfd for a total capacity of 450 MMcfd. In early 2022, Outrigger extended its 24- and 20-inch diameter, high pressure, rich gas pipeline from Williams County further east into Mountrail County to connect additional customers. The pipeline now extends over one hundred miles, has a capacity of approximately 450 MMcfd and serves multiple customers at various receipt points.
Mr. Keanini added, “We are seeing our core customers increase gas deliveries to our system as we enter 2023 and expect volumes to steadily grow throughout the year. Our asset is exceptionally positioned to provide reliable service to upstream as well as other midstream operators in the basin and we’ve begun scoping the next processing expansion at the Sanderson plant. As producers continue to increase their gas volumes through the drill bit and as gas-to-oil ratios (GORs) increase, our system will provide Williston Basin operators dependable infrastructure to capture their gas and move their products.”
About Outrigger Energy II
Outrigger Energy II is an independent, full-service midstream energy company that owns and operates one of the largest privately-held natural gas gathering and processing system in the Williston Basin of North Dakota. In addition to providing reliable and value-add services to its customers, Outrigger’s core values include promoting safety across all aspects of the company and environment stewardship within its communities. For more information, please visit www.outriggerenergy.com.
EVP, Chief Commercial Officer