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Profile: Western Midstream Partners LP (WES)

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Western Midstream Partners LP, formerly Western Gas Equity Partners, LP, incorporated on September 11, 2007, is a limited partnership. The Company is formed to own approximately three types of partnership interests in Western Gas Partners, LP (WES). WES is an master limited partnership (MLP) engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing and transporting natural gas, and gathering, stabilizing and transporting condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and crude oil. WES is also constructing two produced-water disposal systems in West Texas. WES provides these midstream services for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko), as well as for third-party producers and customers. Its assets and investments are located in the Rocky Mountains (Colorado, Utah and Wyoming), North-central Pennsylvania and Texas.

Gathering, Processing and Treating

The Bison treating facility treats and compresses gas from coal-bed methane wells in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The Bison treating facility is directly connected to Fort Union's pipeline and the Bison pipeline. The Fort Union system delivers coal-bed methane gas to the hub in Glenrock, Wyoming, which has access to the interstate pipelines, including Colorado Interstate Gas Company LLC's pipeline (CIG); Tallgrass Interstate Gas Transmission system's pipeline (TIGT), and Wyoming Interstate Company's pipeline (WIC). These pipelines serve gas markets in the Rocky Mountains and Midwest regions of the United States. The Hilight gathering system serves the gas gathering needs of various conventional producing fields in Johnson, Campbell, Natrona and Converse Counties, Wyoming. The Hilight plant delivers residue into WES's MIGC, LLC (MIGC) transmission line. The Newcastle gathering system and plant primarily service gas production from the Clareton and Finn-Shurley fields in Weston County, Wyoming. The Granger complex is supplied by the Moxa Arch and the Jonah and Pinedale Anticline fields.

The Red Desert complex gathers, compresses, treats and processes natural gas and fractionates NGLs produced from the eastern portion of the Greater Green River Basin, providing service primarily to the Red Desert and Washakie Basins. The Rendezvous gathering system provides gathering service for gas from the Jonah and Pinedale Anticline fields and delivers to WES's Granger plant, as well as Tesoro Logistics LP's (Tesoro's) Blacks Fork gas processing plant, which connects to the Questar pipeline, Northwest Pipeline (NWPL) and the Kern River pipeline through the Rendezvous pipeline. There were 2,598 active receipt points connected to the DJ Basin complex, as of December 31, 2016. The DJ Basin complex is primarily supplied by the Wattenberg field, in which Anadarko controls 749,000 gross acres. Anadarko drilled 97 wells and completed 204 wells during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

As of December 31, 2016, the Clawson Springs field covered 7,600 gross acres and produces primarily from the Ferron Coal play. The Clawson gathering system delivers into the Questar pipeline. The Questar pipeline provides transportation to regional markets in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah, and also delivers into the Kern River pipeline, which provides transportation to markets in the Western United States, primarily California. The Haley gathering system provides both lean and rich gas gathering service. As of December 31, 2016, the DBJV gathering system consisted of 577 miles of low pressure and high pressure gas gathering lines located in Loving, Ward, Winkler and Reeves Counties, Texas.


MIGC receives gas from various coal-bed methane gathering systems in the Powder River Basin and the Hilight system, as well as from WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. on the north end of the transportation system. The GNB NGL pipeline receives NGLs from Chipeta Processing LLC's (Chipeta's) gas processing facility and Tesoro's Stagecoach/Iron Horse gas processing complex. The GNB NGL pipeline delivers NGLs to Mid-America Pipeline Company pipeline (MAPL), which provides transportation through the Seminole pipeline and Texas Express Pipeline LLC (TEP) in West Texas, and to NGL fractionation and storage facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas. As of December 31, 2016, Texas Express Gathering LLC (TEG) consisted of two NGL gathering systems that provided plants in North Texas, the Texas panhandle and West Oklahoma with access to NGL takeaway capacity on TEP. TEP delivers to NGL fractionation and storage facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas.

The Company competes with Energy Transfer Partners, LP, National Fuel Gas Midstream Corporation, Thunder Creek Gas Services, LLC, Fort Union Gas Gathering, LLC, Enterprise GC, LP, Targa Resources, LP, Kinder Morgan, Inc., Plains All American Pipeline, Howard Energy Partners, Tesoro Logistics LP, Targa Midstream, LP, Outrigger Midstream EagleClaw Midstream Ventures LLC, Enlink Midstream, LP, Vaquero Midstream LLC, DCP Midstream LP, AKA Energy Group, LLC, TransCanada Corporation, Williams Field Services, Jonah Gas Gathering Company, XTO Energy, ONEOK Gas Gathering Company, Crestwood-Access, Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP, Agave Energy Company, Phillips 66, Lone Star NGL LLC, Southcross Energy Partners, L.P, Sand Hills pipeline, Grand Mesa pipeline, West Texas LPG Pipeline LP, Overland Pass Pipeline Company LLC and Seminole pipeline.

Company Address

Western Midstream Partners LP

1201 Lake Robbins Dr
THE WOODLANDS   TX   77380-1181
P: +1832.6361000
F: +1832.6366001

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