Vaquero Midstream Reaches Construction Milestone

February 2016, Vol. 243, No. 2

In a sign of progress on its gas gathering and processing project in the southern Delaware Basin, Vaquero Midstream LLC took delivery of cryogenic equipment, and is continuing installation on its plant and pipeline network.

Located in Pecos County near the Waha Hub and the Lone Star NGL pipeline, the 200 MMcf/d processing facility is expected to open in May 2016 for gas production in the southern Delaware Basin. The company is also building an extensive gathering footprint in the area, with over 100 miles of high-pressure pipeline in development.

“We studied in great depth the infrastructure challenges and major issues facing producers in the Permian and, in particular, in the Delaware Basin,” said Gary E. Conway, president and CEO of Vaquero. “We then designed a customer-centric solution for the entire basin that will optimize recoveries and allow companies to take their product to market more efficiently, cost-effectively and reliably.”

Concurrent with the facility construction, Vaquero has made substantial progress on its pipeline system, with installation of 30-inch pipe underway. Vaquero’s residue gas pipeline to the Waha market will connect area producers to at least 12 residue pipelines and markets, in addition to NGL pipelines connecting to the Mont Belvieu market.

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