Austin, Texas-based WhiteWater Midstream (WWM) announced Jan. 27 that the Agua Blanca pipeline system expansion has entered commercial service.
The 1.8 billion cubic-feet-per-day (Bcf/d) expansion of Agua Blanca will deliver gas from across the Delaware Basin to the Waha hub in West Texas. Backed by long-term firm contracts, the expansion brings the system’s total capacity to over 3 Bcf/d, which will help alleviate in-basin take away constraints and reduce natural gas flaring.
The Agua Blanca system is connected to almost 20 gas processing sites in the Delaware Basin and is currently transporting gas produced in Culberson, Loving, Reeves, Pecos, Winkler and Ward counties in Texas, as well as Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico, to the Waha hub. The recent expansion includes a 42-in. diameter trunk line that more than doubles system capacity while providing significant incremental takeaway options for plants servicing Texas and New Mexico gas producers.
“We are excited to begin commercial operations of this expansion ahead of schedule while continuing to provide reliable and transparent transportation services to producers and processors in Texas and New Mexico,” said WhiteWater CEO Christer Rundlof. “WWM remains committed to developing premier Permian basin residue assets as the markets continue to normalize and growth resumes.”
WhiteWater Midstream’s investment in the Agua Blanca joint venture is led by First Infrastructure Capital.
WhiteWater Midstream is a management-owned midstream company, which is partnered with multiple private equity funds including but not limited to Ridgemont Equity Partners, Denham Capital Management, First Infrastructure Capital and the Ontario Power Generation Inc. Pension Plan. Since inception, WWM has reached final investment decision on about $3 billion in greenfield development projects.
First Infrastructure Capital Advisors LLC is a Houston-based investment firm specializing in greenfield projects and companies operating in the midstream, downstream, electric power, telecommunications and renewable energy industries. The firm is an SEC-registered investment adviser, which manages funds affiliated with First Infrastructure Capital LP.