Profile: ONEOK Inc (OKE)
2 Sep 2015
ONEOK, Inc., incorporated on May 16, 1997, is the sole general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. (ONEOK Partners), a master limited partnership engaged in the gathering, processing, storage and transportation of natural gas in the United States. The Company operates through three business segments: Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, Natural Gas Liquids and Natural Gas Pipelines. The Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment provides nondiscretionary services to producers that include gathering and processing of natural gas produced from crude oil and natural gas wells. The Natural Gas Liquids segment owns and operates facilities that gather, fractionate, treat and distribute natural gas liquids (NGLs), and store NGL products, primarily in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain region. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates regulated natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities. ONEOK Partners owns an NGL system, which connects NGL supply in the Mid-Continent, Permian and Rocky Mountain regions with various market centers.
Natural Gas Gathering and Processing
The Company’s Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment gathers and processes natural gas in the Mid-Continent region of the United States, which includes the NGL-rich Cana-Woodford Shale, Woodford Shale, Stack, SCOOP, Springer Shale and the Mississippian Lime formation of Oklahoma and Kansas, and the Hugoton and Central Kansas Uplift Basins of Kansas. The segment also provides nondiscretionary services to producers that include gathering and processing of natural gas produced from crude oil and natural gas wells. The Company also gathers and processes natural gas in two producing basins in the Rocky Mountain region: the Williston Basin, which spans portions of Montana and North Dakota, and includes the oil-producing, NGL-rich Bakken Shale and Three Forks formations, and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, which includes the NGL-rich Frontier, Turner, Sussex and Niobrara Shale formations. The Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment includes the Company’s interests in its unconsolidated affiliates: 49% ownership interest in Bighorn Gas Gathering, which operates a coal-bed methane gas gathering system serving a production area in northeast Wyoming; 37% ownership interest in Fort Union Gas Gathering, which gathers coal-bed methane gas produced in the Powder River Basin and delivers it into the interstate pipeline grid; 35% ownership interest in Lost Creek Gathering Company, which gathers natural gas produced from conventional wells in the Wind River Basin of central Wyoming and delivers natural gas into the interstate pipeline grid, and 10% ownership interest in Venice Energy Services Co., a natural gas processing complex near Venice, Louisiana.
Natural Gas Liquids
The Company’s Natural Gas Liquids segment owns and operates Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated natural gas liquids gathering and distribution pipelines in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado, and terminal and storage facilities in Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. The Company also owns and operates facilities that gather, fractionate, treat and distribute NGLs, and store NGL products. ONEOK Partners also owns FERC-regulated natural gas liquids distribution and refined petroleum products pipelines in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana that connect its Mid-Continent assets with Midwest markets, including Chicago, Illinois. The Company’s pipeline-connected natural gas processing plants in Oklahoma, Kansas and the Texas Panhandle, which extract unfractionated NGLs from unprocessed natural gas, are connected to its gathering systems. ONEOK Partners owns and operates truck and rail-loading and unloading facilities that connect with its natural gas liquids fractionation and pipeline assets. ONEOK Partners’ customers include petrochemical manufacturers, heating fuel users, ethanol producers, refineries and propane distributors. The Natural Gas Liquids segment also purchases NGLs and condensate from third parties, as well as from the Company’s Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment.
Natural Gas Pipelines
The Company’s Natural Gas Pipelines segment provides interstate natural gas transportation and storage services and also owns and operates regulated natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities. The Company’s FERC-regulated interstate natural gas pipeline assets transport natural gas through pipelines in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. The Company’s interstate pipeline companies include Midwestern Gas Transmission, which is a bi-directional system that interconnects with Tennessee Gas Transmission Company’s pipeline near Portland, Tennessee, and with several interstate pipelines at the Chicago Hub near Joliet, Illinois; Viking Gas Transmission, a bi-directional system that interconnects with a TransCanada pipeline near Emerson, Manitoba, and ANR Pipeline Company near Marshfield, Wisconsin; Guardian Pipeline, which interconnects with several pipelines at the Chicago Hub near Joliet, Illinois, and with local natural gas distribution companies in Wisconsin, and OkTex Pipeline, which has interconnects in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. The Company’s intrastate natural gas pipeline assets in Oklahoma transport natural gas through the state and have access to natural gas producing formations, including the Cana-Woodford Shale, Woodford Shale, Springer Shale, Granite Wash, Stack, SCOOP and Mississippian Lime. In Texas, the Company’s intrastate natural gas pipelines are connected to natural gas producing formations in the Texas Panhandle, including the Granite Wash formation and Delaware and Cline producing formations in the Permian Basin; and transport natural gas throughout the western portion of Texas, including the Waha Hub where other pipelines may be accessed for transportation to western markets, the Houston Ship Channel market to the east and the Mid-Continent market to the north. ONEOK Partners also has access to natural gas producing formations, including the Mississippian Lime formation in south central Kansas. The Company owns underground natural gas storage facilities in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas that are connected to its intrastate natural gas pipeline assets. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment includes ONEOK Partners’ 50% interest in Northern Border Pipeline, which owns a FERC-regulated interstate pipeline that transports natural gas from the Montana-Saskatchewan border near Port of Morgan, Montana, to a terminus near North Hayden, Indiana.
100 W 5th St
TULSA OK 74103-4279