Navigator Energy Services is significantly expanding its Glass Mountain Pipeline System, including adding new segregated crude grades and additional storage and transportation capacity.
The project will include multiple new origin points, and new market access at Cushing, Oklahoma. The system currently serves crude oil and condensate producers and other shippers in the STACK, Woodford/Cana, Granite Wash and Mississippi Lime areas of the Anadarko Basin in central Oklahoma.
The expansion will add five new mainline origination points in Canadian, Kingfisher and Grady Counties, Oklahoma, further extending the service into the STACK, Woodford/Cana, Merge and SCOOP plays.
The project will include 70 miles of new transportation mainlines and 750,000 barrels of additional storage capacity. Underpinning the expansion are multiple long-term agreements with top tier operators representing more than 50,000 barrels per day of existing production and almost 600,000 operated acres, bringing Navigator’s total dedicated acreage in Oklahoma to more than 800,000 acres.
Navigator has begun initial construction of the Cushing Express Pipeline, a new 20-inch pipeline to transport segregated crude grades from the production field to its destinations in Cushing. It will add an initial 250,000 bpd of incremental deliverability.
In response to demand and increased throughput needs, Navigator completed a new interconnection with Cushing terminals owned by a subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners. The Magellan terminal will provide Navigator with access to a high-capacity distribution network, reaching new markets and 1.75 million barrels of operating storage to break out Navigator’s neat crude and condensate grades. As a result of its Magellan terminal position, Navigator’s Cushing tankage storage capacity is 2.75 million barrels. The increase in storage capacity allows Navigator to provide its customers a bulk storage solution for each of its crude and condensate segregations prior to batching downstream.
The new destination and storage will also seamlessly integrate into Navigator and Magellan’s proposed Voyager Pipeline, which will provide Navigator customers a direct path from the Oklahoma production field to the Gulf Coast.
Laura McGlothlin, Navigator CCO, says: ‘The new assets and segregated grade offerings, along with integration to the proposed Voyager Pipeline, are a strategic and consistent extension of Navigator’s overarching business plan to provide the optimal transportation solution to shippers, directly linking multiple production areas and crude grades with end-users in liquid market.’
Once complete, the system will include more than 440 miles of pipeline, 10 truck injection stations, 4.3 million barrels of storage to accommodate five neat grades of crude oil and condensate, and pipeline capacity to transport in excess of 450,000 bpd.