April 2019, Vol. 246, No. 4


Navigator to Significantly Expand Glass Mountain System

Navigator Energy Services said it will significantly expand its Glass Mountain Pipeline System (GMP) with new segregated crude grades, more storage and transportation capacity, additional origin points and expanded market access at Cushing, Okla.  It also announced an extension of its open season with Magellan Midstream for their proposed 500-mile Voyager Pipeline.

The expansion includes 70 miles of new transportation mainlines and 750,000 barrels of additional storage capacity. Upon its completion, Navigator’s Glass Mountain Pipeline 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.

Underpinning the expansion are multiple long-term agreements with top tier operators representing more than 50,000 bpd of existing production and almost 600,000 operated acres, bringing Navigator’s total dedicated acreage in Oklahoma to more than 800,000 acres.

Navigator is already providing service at one of the five new origin points and expects to be in service with the entire expansion in the third quarter of 2019.

GMP serves the STACK, Woodford/CANA, Granite Wash, and Mississippi Lime areas of the Anadarko Basin in central Oklahoma.  Navigator’s planned expansion will add five new mainline origination points in Canadian, Kingfisher and Grady Counties, Oklahoma, further extending service into the STACK, Woodford/Cana, Merge and SCOOP plays.

Navigator said it has already begun 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. Cushing Express will add an initial 250,000 bpd of incremental capacity.

Additionally, Navigator completed a new interconnection with Cushing terminals owned by a Magellan Midstream subsidiary, which will enable Navigator to access to new markets and approximately 1.75 million barrels of operating storage to break out Navigator’s neat crude and condensate grades. The increased 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 integrate into Navigator and Magellan’s proposed Voyager Pipeline, which would provide Oklahoma producers a direct path to the Gulf Coast.


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