"This move allows us to more fully develop the growth potential of these important Gulf Coast assets," said Alan Armstrong, senior vice president and general manager for Williams' midstream unit. "By taking on the lead role as operator, we will work alongside our partners to provide additional market outlets and reliable customer service to producers."
The Discovery infrastructure consists of:
Williams' manager of commercial operations, Kevin Rehm, has been appointed vice president of the Discovery assets to manage the commercial and partnership aspects of the business.
The Discovery assets were previously operated by a unit of Texaco, which is divesting its 33.3 percent ownership stake to Duke Energy Field Services to satisfy a condition from the Federal Trade Commission for closing the merger between Texaco and Chevron. Upon completion of the sale to Duke, the operations role will be assigned to Williams.
Discovery is one portion of Williams' overall gathering and processing portfolio in the Gulf. The company recently completed construction of a new 300 MMcf/d gas processing plant in Markham, Texas, and new oil and gas pipelines that serve the Nansen and Boomvang deepwater fields in the western Gulf.
Williams also has a 600 MMcf/d per day gas plant in Coden, Ala., a 500 MMcf/d gas plant in Cameron Parish, La., and is completing a 500 MMcf/d production-handling facility known as Canyon Station in East Main Pass 261 south of Mobile Bay.
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