Acadian Haynesville Contract Awards

February 2011, Vol. 238 No. 2


Willbros Group Inc. announced that a unit of its upstream oil and gas segment has been awarded the construction contract for a portion of the Acadian Haynesville Extension Project, a natural gas pipeline being developed by Acadian Gas LLC, a jointly owned subsidiary of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Duncan Energy Partners L.P.

The 270-mile project, which expands the existing Acadian Gas Pipeline System, will originate in Red River Parish, LA, southeast of Shreveport, and will terminate near Donaldsonville, LA.

The project has been divided into three major segments. Willbros has been awarded the construction of Segment 1 which includes approximately 106 miles of 42-inch pipeline, 2.5 miles of 36-inch pipeline and 2.5 miles of 20-inch pipeline. Segment 1 will originate in the northwest portion of Red River Parish, traverse through DeSoto and Natchitoches Parishes and terminate near Boyce, LA. Construction on Segment 1 is expected to begin in February 2011 with completion in August 2011.

Michels Pipeline Construction was awarded Spread 3 and 4 which involves 36.2 miles of new 42-inch diameter construction and 60.1 miles of 36-inch diameter construction. Michels’ portion of the project begins south of Boyce, LA and ends five miles northeast of Livonia, LA. Construction began on February 15 and the substantial completion date is Aug. 2, 2011.

Michels Pipeline Construction Director of Major Projects, James P. Murphy, will oversee and manage Spreads 3 and 4.