HOUSTON, May 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altus Midstream Company (“Altus”) (ALTM) today announced that the first of its three new cryogenic processing trains at the Diamond Cryo Complex in Alpine High is now processing rich natural gas and delivering natural gas liquids (NGLs) and residue gas to sales.
This initial facility is the first of three units scheduled to begin operations in 2019, with aggregate nameplate capacity of 600 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day, which can produce an estimated 60,000 to 75,000 barrels of NGLs per day at Alpine High for Altus’ primary customer, Apache (NYSE, NASDAQ: APA).
“We are thrilled to have the first unit of the Diamond Cryo Complex in service and quickly increasing volumes towards nameplate capacity of 200 MMcf per day,” said Altus CEO and President Clay Bretches. “This is just the beginning for Altus. By the end of 2019, we expect to triple our cryogenic processing capacity at Alpine High with the in-service of train #2 in July and train #3 in the fourth quarter of this year. Trains #2 and #3 are proceeding on-budget and on-schedule.
"These cryogenic processing facilities feature state-of-the-art SRX processing technology, which optimizes processing economics with better NGL recoveries in both ethane recovery and rejection mode versus more commonly used processing methods in the Permian Basin. Better recoveries will drive enhanced netbacks for Apache and provide a competitive advantage to Altus for third-party business.”
About Altus Midstream Company
Altus Midstream Company is a pure-play, Permian-to-Gulf Coast midstream C-corporation. Through its consolidated subsidiaries, Altus owns substantially all of the gas gathering, processing and transportation assets servicing Apache Corporation’s production in the Alpine High play in the Delaware Basin and owns, or has the option to own, joint venture equity interests in five Permian Basin pipelines, four of which go to various points along the Texas Gulf Coast. Altus posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and press releases on its website, www.altusmidstream.com.
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