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We provide multiple producers in the Bakken and Three Forks shale oil plays with a full suite of midstream services, allowing our customers to cut costs and focus on the drill bit.

Our Services include crude oil and natural gas gathering, transportation, treating and processing; produced water transportation and disposal; and freshwater sourcing and transportation via pipeline. Simply put, multiple business lines combine our engineering and construction operations, maintain a consistent work force and consolidate rights-of-way by placing crude oil, natural gas and water lines in the same ditch. By aggregating services and offering one-stop-shopping, GIS Midstream has a direct and positive impact on our customers’ bottom line.

 

As an aligned partner, we work with our customers to develop short- and long-term strategies that ensure access to multiple markets. We offer uninterruptible or firm space service. GIS Midstream’s core business lines also help our customers reduce or eliminate the need to rely on excessive seasonal trucking rates, avoid road closures and bypass the administrative burden associated with managing run tickets.

The metrics on this page will be updated soon to reflect recent expansions.

We own and operate twelve gathering systems, five processing facilities, three fractionation facilities, three interstate pipelines, five intrastate pipelines, one oil pipeline and four marine terminals. We also own an approximately 67% non-operating interest in Main Pass Oil Gathering, a crude oil gathering and processing system, a 50% undivided, non-operating interest in the Burns Point Plant, a natural gas processing plant, and a 46% non-operated interest in Mesquite, an off-spec condensate fractionation project. Our primary assets are strategically located in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. Our operations are organized into three segments: Gathering and Processing, Transmission, and Terminals.

  • Our innovative business models integrate full service management, and accountability and excellence in project execution to achieve assured capital expenditure budgets and schedules. We collaborate with industry and community for sustainable solutions, with an eye to the future.
  • Our guaranteed cost assurance and capacity takes the guesswork out of economic forecasting and project control for maximized customer returns. Our assurance scope includes facility management, capital cost expenditure, operation costs, and design performance and capacity—for complete project accountability.
  • Our shared-risk approach assures transparent and real-time financial stewardship for reliable and predictable results that further maximize customer return-on-capital. We work to identify, and then mitigate, the risks involved in project execution and facility operation—for the most efficient business and strategic alignment.
Crude Oil Gathering and Processing
Crude Oil Transportation
Natural Gas Gathering and Processing
Produced Water Takeaway and Disposal

Crude Oil Gathering and Processing

  • More than 80 miles of crude oil gathering pipeline.
  • By connecting directly to producer flow lines, GIS Midstream can eliminate weathering associated with production tanks and offer centralized stabilization.
  • Vapor is processed at GIS Midstream’s natural gas plant and can be monetized at a premium due to the high btu content of flash gas.
  • Pad vapor recovery units are expensive, labor intensive and unreliable for producers; allowing GIS Midstream to do this results in cost savings and monetization.
  • Crude oil purchasers frequently reject skim oil from SWD locations due to quality concerns. GIS Midstream has the ability to receive hauled skim oil for processing.
  • GIS Midstream also offers measurement services through the sale of lease automatic custody transfer (LACT) units.

Crude Oil Transportation

  • Alexander, North Dakota Crude Oil Market Center 
    • 12-inch pipeline for delivery to crude oil market center in Alexander, North Dakota, (54,000 bbls/d capacity).
    • 40,000 bbls of working storage and inbound and outbound truck loading services for access to rail options.
    • Alexander is one of two major North Dakota market centers for crude oil interstate takeaway.
  • Watford City, North Dakota Crude Terminal 
    • 12-in pipeline for delivery to crude oil transportation terminal in Watford City, North Dakota (60,000 bbls/d capacity). 
    • Inbound and outbound truck loading services. 

Natural Gas Gathering and Processing

  • More than 30 miles of natural gas gathering pipeline (10,000 mcf/d).
  • Available, firm capacity.
  • Every producer is treated equally.
  • Mechanical refrigeration processing plant (10,000 mcf/d).
  • Residue delivery to Northern Border Pipeline.
  • NGL takeaway option including truck load-out racks and pipeline transportation to ONEOK’s NGL Pipeline.

Produced Water Takeaway and Disposal  

  • More than 80 miles of produced water pipeline serving multiple customers.
  • Disposal in GIS Midstream-operated produced water injection wells — 4 locations connected to the pipeline network. 
  • Lewis saltwater disposal well currently in service (15,000 BBls/d capacity).
  • Disposal facility located in Montana