Four new North Dakota projects announced by Summit Midstream Partners

By The Bakken magazine staff | July 22, 2014

Summit Midstream Partners LLC in June announced four new oil, water or natural gas projects in North Dakota requiring $300 million of investment, expanding the company’s footprint in Williams and Divide counties.
Steve Newby, president and CEO of Summit, said he is pleased with the recent announcements, particularly the Tioga Midstream development. The four new developments or project updates include:

Tioga Midstream—The new development will service a Bakken producer and help collect crude oil, water and associated natural gas in Williams County. The project will require 240 miles of new pipeline. In total, the gathering system will offer 20,000 barrels per day capacity for crude oil, 25,000 bpd for water and 14 million cubic feet per day of capacity for moving associated gas. The project was formed with a 10-year, fee-based gathering agreement including an acreage dedication of 114,000 acres. The gathering system will help connect remote wells with the operator’s current natural gas processing plant.

Divide System Commercial—Through Meadowlark Midstream Co. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Summit, Samson Resources Co. will gain long-term crude oil transportation. Meadowlark will continue its expansion of crude oil gathering lines in Divide County. The expanded infrastructure will be connected to Samson wells. The system should be running by the third quarter of this year.

Stampede Rail Connection—Meadowlark is also working on an oil transload facility for Global Partners LP. The crude oil unloading facility will include 55,000 barrels of crude storage capacity and a 47-mile pipeline to connect Global’s 270,000 barrel crude storage facility at Basin Transload’s Stampede rail terminal in Burke County, N.D. The rail portion of the project will help connect other customers to both the East and West coasts, according to Meadowlark.

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp—In Williams County, Meadowlark has agreed to expand its current gathering system known as the Polar System. The expansion will connect more than 60 possible well pad sites for Kodiak over the next several years. The expansions will more than double the number of pad sites currently linked into the Polar System.