Looks like Denver-based Outrigger is headed to colder climes after inking a long-term gas gathering and processing agreement with Exxon Mobil’s XTO. Outrigger looks to build a 70-mile rich gas pipeline in the Williston Basin that will extend from Williams Co., N.D., to a planned 250 MMCFD cryogenic gas plant west of Williston. The system will service XTO’s gas properties in Williams Co., as well as other basin operators—and comes as more relief to help stifle flaring across the Bakken.
Outrigger Energy II LLC is a private, full service midstream energy company specializing in greenfield project development with a current focus in liquid-rich natural gas and crude oil basins including the Rockies, Permian Basin of West Texas, the Rockies, and Mid-Continent areas. The company was formed in 2017 after Outrigger Energy LLC sold its assets to Targa Resources and Tallgrass Energy Partners.
This latest news from Outrigger marks the company’s first entry into the Williston with additional plans already in sight to boost the new plant’s processing capacity to 450 MMCFD. Gen 1 of the facility will offer ethane recovery and rejection capabilities with direct access to the Northern Border Pipeline for residue gas and ONEOK’s new NGL pipeline that went online in December.
Outrigger currently operates a 60 MMCFD processing plant, gas gathering pipelines and compressor stations in the northeast portion of the DJ Basin with several expansions now underway. The company’s crude gathering system near the Colo.-Wyo., state line delivers oil supplies to the Pony Express Pipeline. A second crude oil line and produced water gathering system are under construction near Outrigger’s gas plant outside of Briggsdale, Colo., which will have initial capacities of 90,000 BPD and 50,000 BPD, respectively.
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