Twin Eagle Expands Eagle Ford Operations

Twin Eagle Acquires StarMex Big Wells
Twin Eagle Acquires StarMex Big Wells

Twin Eagle Resource Management announced this week it will acquire another 42 miles of pipeline in the Eagle Ford.

Related: Eagle Ford Shale Midstream Sold

Houston-based Twin Eagle says the deal gives them 100 percent interest in StarMex Big Wells, LLC,  a crude oil gathering system pipeline that connects to the major long-haul pipelines in the Gardendale area.

The acquisition of StarMex Big Wells is exciting for the Twin Eagle brand as we continue to diversify our logistics and midstream offerings to our clients,” said Griff Jones, Twin Eagle’s chief executive officer. “We are looking forward to working with producers in the area to develop valuable gathering solutions to move their crude oil.

The company's press release states that the pipeline system has capacity of 35,000 bopd and is backed by long-term, fee-based contracts with existing customers that are committed to ship approximately 24,000 bopd.

StarMex Big Wells will be renamed Twin Eagle Gardendale Pipeline, LLC.

While many companies have curbed spending during the downturn, others have taken advantage of new opportunities to expand their operations:

  • Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) will acquire Eagle Ford Shale (EFS) Midstream for a total price of $2.15 billion. Read more
  • Repsol completed its acquisition of Talisman Energy last month and became one of the largest companies in the energy sector worldwide. Read more
  • Houston -based EP Energy plans to expand its presence in the Eagle Ford by adding new training, office and warehouse space to its operations in Dilley. Read more

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Kinder Morgan - Copano Energy Open Eagle Ford Rich Gas System

Kinder Morgan and Copano Energy's Eagle Ford Shale joint venture began gas flows on its rich gas gathering system in August. Plans include more than 400 miles of pipe and more than 700 mmcfd of processing capacity. A condensate line that will traverse much of south Texas is slated to open in mid 2012. 

In our natural gas pipeline segment, certainly the developments in the Eagle Ford continue to be really doing very well. Eagle Ford Gathering which is a joint venture between ourselves and Copano Energy in South Texas, initiated flow on our rich gas gathering system on August 1.

Currently the joint venture expects to have about 400 miles of pipelines with capacity together and process over 700 million cubic feet per day, by early 2012. If you include 50% interest in the joint venture, but not including the crude condensate line, our natural gas pipeline segment has committed about $200 million to expansion projects in the Eagle Ford Shale play. And we continue to make progress on our straight Condensate line which we expect to go and service in mid 2012, that will actually be a part of our products pipeline segment.

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