Arrow gathering and processing system is engaged in gathering crude oil, natural gas, and produced water on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in McKenzie and Dunn counties, North Dakota, US
Crestwood Equity Partners, a US-based midstream assets owner and operator, has started commercial operations at the Bear Den II processing plant in Watford City, North Dakota, US.
The company has also opened the Station 8 Compression Facility, a 27,500HP electric driven trunkline compression station, and expanded the Bear Den West and Bear Den Loop pipelines.
The 36 miles (58km) 20-inch high pressure pipe lines are designed to connect the Bear Den processing complex to the Arrow gathering system.
Crestwood chairman, president and chief executive officer Robert G Phillips said: “Today is an important day for Crestwood as the start-up of the Bear Den II plant is a key milestone in our long-term Bakken growth strategy to provide our producers with exceptional customer service and flow assurance for their growing production on the Arrow gathering system.
“Our project management, operations, safety, environmental and technical services teams did a tremendous job to place these vital infrastructure projects into service with excellent safety records during construction.”
Bear Den II plant processes 65MMcf/d of natural gas
Crestwood has built the Bear Den II plant, a 120MMcf/d cryogenic processing plant, adjacent to its 30MMcf/d Bear Den I plant, which has been operating since 2018.
Bear Den II, currently processing approximately 65MMcf/d of natural gas, is expected to ramp up 100% of Arrow’s gas gathering volumes during the third quarter 2019.
Crestwood said that the Bear Den processing complex has downstream connections with Northern Border Pipeline Company for residue gas, and is expected to connect ONEOK’s Elk Creek pipeline for NGL takeaway after completion.
In addition, it is deploying its MS&L team to provide NGL flow assurance and optimize net-backs for producers through the COLT Hub and its extensive network of trucking and storage assets.
Phillips added: “Bear Den II and the associated infrastructure further contribute to Crestwood’s ESG Sustainability initiatives and highlight our commitments to both North Dakota and the MHA Nation by achieving higher gas capture percentages across the Arrow system and reducing emissions on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and in the state of North Dakota.
“Crestwood’s Bakken team, which includes our Arrow, COLT and MS&L assets and operations, continues to focus on providing its customers with timely well connects, flow assurance, connectivity to premium downstream markets and higher net-backs while meeting the new operating standards established by our ESG Sustainability program.”
The company said that Arrow gathering and processing system is engaged in gathering crude oil, natural gas, and produced water on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in McKenzie and Dunn counties, North Dakota.
The Arrow system includes approximately 740 miles (1,190km) of pipe, 150MMcf/d of processing capacity, and over 75,000HP of compression, that is supported by a 150,000 acre dedication and long-term contracts with WPX Energy, XTO Energy, Bruin E&P Partners, Rimrock Oil & Gas, Enerplus Resources, PetroShale and QEP Resources.