DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Navigator Energy Services, LLC (“Navigator”) today announced that it has begun initial service on its Big Spring Gateway Pipeline System (“BSG System”), making deliveries into the Sunoco Logistics-owned West Texas Gulf Pipeline and the Permian Express 2, with the current capability to transport up to 40,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The BSG System, serving customers in the prolific Permian Basin region, is expected to be in full service in December 2015 with a throughput capacity of up to 160,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
“This area of the North Midland Basin is characterized by high quality crude oil with stacked pay potential, resulting in very resilient production economics. We continue to see strong demand for crude oil transportation and storage solutions with multimarket access,” said Navigator Energy Services’ chief commercial officer, Matt Vining. “Navigator’s Big Spring Gateway project has evolved since its inception, and we are continuing to build out the pipeline system, adding additional market outlets to provide a flexible crude oil midstream solution that accesses the most advantageous markets.”
The approximately 450-mile BSG System spans portions of Martin, Howard, Glasscock, Midland and Mitchell counties in Texas, the heart of the Permian Basin region. Once completed, the system will have more than 250 miles of gathering pipeline, 200 miles of six- to 16-inch transportation mainline and 410,000 barrels of crude oil storage capacity. In addition to the Sunoco Logistics-owned pipelines, the BSG System will provide delivery into Alon’s Big Spring Refinery and the BridgeTex Pipeline, providing a direct path to Texas Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent market centers. The system will also include five truck stations, strategically located to accommodate trucked production in the area.
About Navigator Energy Services, LLC
Headquartered in Dallas, Navigator provides oil and natural gas producers with comprehensive midstream services including crude oil and natural gas gathering, transportation, storage and natural gas compression and processing. Navigator and its affiliates are focused on domestic midstream opportunities in both developing and mature producing areas. Navigator is supported by an equity commitment from First Reserve. To learn more about Navigator, please visit www.navigatorenergyservices.com.
About First Reserve
First Reserve is the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy. With over 30 years of industry insight, investment expertise and operational excellence, the firm has cultivated an enduring network of global relationships and raised more than USD $30 billion of aggregate capital since inception. Putting these to work, First Reserve has completed more than 550 transactions — including platform investments and add-on acquisitions — on six continents. Its portfolio companies span the energy spectrum from upstream oil and gas to midstream and downstream, including resources, equipment and services, and infrastructure. First Reserve has offices in Greenwich, Connecticut; Houston; London; and Hong Kong. Visit www.firstreserve.com for more information.