Williams Partners LP has executed agreements with Southwestern Energy Co. to expand its services in the Appalachian Basin of West Virginia. Under the terms of the agreements, Williams Partners will deliver gas processing, fractionation, and liquids handling services in Southwestern’s Wet Gas Acreage in the Marcellus and Upper Devonian Shale along with gas gathering services in the company’s South Utica Dry Gas Acreage.
Williams Partners will provide Southwestern with 660 MMcf/d of processing capacity to serve a 135,000-acre dedication in Southwestern’s Wet Gas Acreage in the Marcellus and Upper Devonian Shale in Marshall and Wetzel counties in West Virginia. As a result of this agreement, Williams Partners expects to further build out its Oak Grove processing facility for Southwestern’s expanding production of wet gas. The Oak Grove processing facility has the ability to expand by an additional 1.8 Bcf/d of gas processing capacity.
Williams Partners’ Northeast Gathering & Processing Operating Area also secured a gathering dedication of Southwestern’s South Utica Dry Gas Acreage, which includes 71,500 acres in Marshall and Wetzel counties in West Virginia. The gathering and processing expansions will be supported by long-term, fee-based agreements and volumetric commitments.