Enlink Midstream Aquires Pipeline Company

First of Many Transactions with Devon
Victoria Express Pipeline

Victoria Express Pipeline |Click to Enlarge

Enlink Midstream Partners announced Monday it will acquire Victoria Express Pipeline (VEX) from Devon, giving the new company a “strategic footprint” into the Eagle Ford Shale play.

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The deal is estimated to be worth $220 million and includes the following assets:

  • A 56-mile multi-grade crude oil pipeline
  • Facilities at the Port of Victoria with an eight-bay truck unloading terminal and 200,000 barrels of above ground storage
  • Facilities near the origin of the pipeline (under construction) including an eight-bay truck unloading terminal and 160,000 barrels of above-ground storage
  • A condensate pipeline from the Eagle Ford Shale to Victoria

The transaction, expected to close on or about April 1st, is the first of many between Devon and Enlink (formerly Crosstex), who announced a partnership in 2014.

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Barry E. Davis, EnLink President and Chief Executive Officer. “This transaction marks the first dropdown from Devon to EnLink, and we expect transactions like this to play a significant role in our future growth. These assets will give EnLink a tremendous growth platform in the Eagle Ford Shale. We look forward to providing high-quality midstream services to producers and marketers in the Eagle Ford area.”

Read more at enlink.com

Devon Subsidiary Constructing New Eagle Ford Oil Pipeline

Ultimate Capacity of 100,000 b/d
Victoria Express Pipeline

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Victoria Express Pipeline LLC (VEX), a subsidiary of Devon Energy, is constructing a 56.4 mile long pipeline from the Blackhawk central delivery point in DeWitt County, Texas to the inlet of Devon Gas Services’s terminal at the Port of Victoria. The 12-inch pipeline is expected to come online July 1, 2014, with an ultimate capacity of 100,000 b/d.

In late 2013, Devon Energy agreed to pay GeoSouthern $6-billion for 82,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford Shale play. In the first quarter of 2014, the company said its net daily production in the Eagle Ford was 64,000 boe/d. In the second quarter, the company anticipates it will average between 65,000 and 70,000 boe/d, with more than 100,000 boe/d by next year.

Eagle Ford producers need to continuously think about how they will get their production to the refining market as activity in the play continues to grow. Wood Mackenzie recently released information stating production from the Eagle Ford Shale will reach 2-million b/d by 2020.

Read more: Devon Banking on High Returns from Eagle Ford Investment

VEX is currently conducting a binding open season to attract companies for long term commitments in exchange for access to priority capacity. The open season will end on June 19, 2014.

VEX is also constructing an additional receipt point eight miles north of Victoria in Victoria County, Texas. The company may add an additional destination point at Point Comfort in Calhoun County, Texas.