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Field Gathering & Processing

In 2015, the Field Gathering and Processing segment gathered and processed natural gas from the Permian Basin in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, the Barnett Shale in North Texas, the Williston Basin in North Dakota, the Anadarko, Ardmore, and Arkoma Basins in Oklahoma and South Central Kansas and the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The natural gas processed in this segment is supplied through our gathering systems which, in aggregate, consist of approximately 24,100 miles of natural gas and crude oil pipelines and include 28 owned and operated processing plants. During 2015, we processed an average of 2,344.2 MMcf/d of natural gas and produced an average of 223.6 MBbl/d of NGLs.
 
In addition to our natural gas gathering and processing, our Badlands operations include a crude oil gathering system and four terminals with crude oil operational storage capacity of 125 MBbl. Badlands gathered 106.3 MBbl/d of crude oil in 2015. 
 
Positioned for Growth
We believe we are well positioned as a gatherer and processor across our areas of operation. We believe proximity to production and development activity allows us to compete for new supplies of natural gas and crude oil because of our lower cost to connect new wells and to process additional natural gas in our existing processing plants. Additionally, because we operate all of our plants in these regions, we are often able to redirect natural gas among our processing plants, allowing us to optimize processing efficiency and further improve the profitability of our operations.
 
The Field Gathering and Processing segment’s operations consist of SAOU, WestTX, Sand Hills, Versado, SouthTX, North Texas, SouthOK, WestOK and Badlands, each as described below.
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SAOU Gas Gathering & Processing
SAOU includes approximately 1,700 miles of pipelines in the Permian Basin that gather natural gas for delivery to the Mertzon, Sterling, Conger and High Plains processing plants. SAOU is connected to thousands of producing wells and over 840 central delivery points. SAOU’s processing facilities are refrigerated cryogenic processing plants with an aggregate processing capacity of approximately 369 MMcf/d. These plants have residue gas connections to pipelines owned by affiliates of Atmos Energy Corporation (“Atmos”), Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (“EPD”), Kinder Morgan, Inc. (“Kinder Morgan”), Northern Natural Gas Company (“Northern”) and ONEOK, Inc. (“ONEOK”). SAOU has gathering lines that extend across nine counties. 

 

The following table lists the SAOU processing plants and related volumes for the year ended December 31, 2016

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(1) Gross processing capacity represents 100% of ownership interests and may differ from nameplate processing capacity due to multiple factors including items such as compression limitations, and quality and composition of the gas being processed.
(2) Plant natural gas inlet represents the volume of natural gas passing through the meter located at the inlet of the natural gas processing plant, except for Badlands which represents the total wellhead gathered volume.
(3) Per day Gross Plant Natural Gas Inlet and NGL Production statistics for plants listed above are based on the number of days operational during 2016.
(4) The Conger plant was idled due to market conditions in September 2014. 
 
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Coke County TX
Glasscock County TX
Howard County TX
Irion County TX
Midland County TX
Mitchell County TX
Regan County TX
Schleicher County TX
Sterling County TX
Tom Green County TX
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West Texas Gas Gathering & Processing

The WestTX gathering system has approximately 4,400 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines located across nine counties within the Permian Basin in West Texas. We have an approximate 72.8% ownership in the WestTX system. Pioneer, the largest active driller in the Spraberry and Wolfberry Trends and a major producer in the Permian Basin, owns the remaining interest in the WestTX system.
 
The WestTX system has access to natural gas take-away pipelines owned by Atmos; El Paso Natural Gas Company; Kinder Morgan; Oneok West Texas, Enterprise Interstate, LLC; and Northern. On January 1, 2016, we began selling our NGL production at WestTX to our Logistics and Marketing segment. 

 

The following table lists the West Texas Gathering & Processing plants and related volumes for the year ended December 31, 2016

 

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(1) Gross processing capacity represents 100% of ownership interests and may differ from nameplate processing capacity due to multiple factors including items such as compression limitations, and quality and composition of the gas being processed. 

(2) Plant natural gas inlet represents the volume of natural gas passing through the meter located at the inlet of the natural gas processing plant, except for Badlands which represents the total wellhead gathered volume.
(3) Per day Gross Plant Natural Gas Inlet and NGL Production statistics for plants listed above are based on the number of days operational during 2016. 
(4) Gross plant natural gas inlet throughput volumes and gross NGL production volumes for WestTX are presented on a pro-rata net basis representing our undivided ownershipinterest in WestTX, which we proportionately consolodate in our financial statrements.
(5) In November 2016, we announced plans to add 20 MMcf/d of capacity at our Midkiff plant.
(6) In November 2016, we announced plans to restart the idled Benedum plant.
 
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Martin County TX
Andrews County TX
Sterling County TX
Glasscock County TX
Midland County TX
Ector County TX
Upton County TX
Reagan County TX
Irion County TX

 
 
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Acquired Midland Basin Gathering & Processing System

The Midland Basin assets acquired in February of 2017 include approximately 35 miles of low pressure gas gathering piplelines in Howard, Martin and Borden counties and approximately 35 miles of high pressure gas gathering lines for delivery to the 10MMcf/d Tarzan cryogenic processing plant located in Martin County.  Targa expects to connect the Midland gas gathering system to its existing WestTX system.  The acquired Midland Basin assets also include a crude gathering system with approximately 30 miles of crude oil pipeline with initial capacity of 40,000 Bbls/d and 10,000 Bbls of crude storage capacity.  These assets are underpinned by dedicated acreage in some of the most geologically attractive areas of the Permian Basin.

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Acquired Delaware Basin Gathering & Processing System

The Delaware Basin assets acquired in February of 2017 include approximately 60 miles of low pressure gas gathering pipelines and approximately 30 miles of high pressure gas gathering lines for delivery to the 70MMcf/d Loving cryogenic processing plant located in Loving County. Targa expects to connect the Delaware gas gathering system to the existing Sand Hills system. The acquired Delaware Basin assets also include a crude gathering system with approximately 50 miles of crude oil pipeline with initial capacity of 40,000 Bbls/d and 10,000 Bbls of crude storage capacity. These assets are underpinned by dedicated acreage in some of the most geologically attractive areas of the Permian Basin.

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Sand Hills Gas Gathering & Processing

The Sand Hills operations consist of the Sand Hills and Puckett gathering systems in West Texas. These systems consist of approximately 1,600 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines. These gathering systems are primarily low-pressure gathering systems with significant compression assets. The Sand Hills refrigerated cryogenic processing plant has a gross processing capacity of 165 MMcf/d and residue gas connections to pipelines owned by affiliates of EPD, Kinder Morgan and ONEOK.

 

 

The following table lists the Sand Hills processing plants and related volumes for the year ended December 31, 2016

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(1) Gross processing capacity represents 100% of ownership interests and may differ from nameplate processing capacity due to multiple factors including items such as compression limitations, and quality and composition of the gas being processed.
(2) Plant natural gas inlet represents the volume of natural gas passing through the meter located at the inlet of the natural gas processing plant, except for Badlands which represents the total wellhead gathered volume.
(3) Per day Gross Plant Natural Gas Inlet and NGL Production statistics for plants listed above are based on the number of days operational during 2016.  
 
 
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Crane County TX
Ector County TX
Loving County TX
Midland County TX
Pecos County TX
Reeves County TX
Ward County TX
Winkler County TX
Upton County TX
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Versado Gas Gathering & Processing

Versado consists of the Saunders, Eunice and Monument gas processing plants and related gathering systems in Southeastern New Mexico and in West Texas. Versado includes approximately 3,600 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines. The Saunders, Eunice and Monument refrigerated cryogenic processing plants have aggregate processing capacity of 255 MMcf/d. These plants have residue gas connections to pipelines owned by affiliates of Kinder Morgan and MidAmerican Energy Company. 

 

The following table lists the Versado System processing plants and related volumes for the year ended December 31, 2016

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(1) Gross processing capacity represents 100% of ownership interests and may differ from nameplate processing capacity due to multiple factors including items such as compression limitations, and quality and composition of the gas being processed.
(2) Plant natural gas inlet represents the volume of natural gas passing through the meter located at the inlet of the natural gas processing plant, except for Badlands which represents the total wellhead gathered volume.
(3) Per day Gross Plant Natural Gas Inlet and NGL Production statistics for plants listed above are based on the number of days operational during 2016.  
(4) Includes throughput other than plant inlet, primarily from compressor stations.
 
 
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Chaves County NM
Lea County NM
Roosevelt County NM
Cochran County TX
Gaines County TX
Hockley County TX
Lamb County TX
Terry County TX
Yoakum County TX
 
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South Texas Gas Gathering & Processing

Our SouthTX operations consist of a gas gathering and processing system serving the Eagle Ford shale in southern Texas.  The system contains approximately 800 miles of gathering pipelines and the rich gas gathered is processed at two processing facilities with cumulative processing capacity of over 400 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD). 
 
The Silver Oak I and II facilities are each 200 MMcf/d cryogenic plants located in Bee County, Texas. We own 90% of the Silver Oak II processing plant and SPP owns the remaining interest. The SouthTX system includes our 50% interest in Carnero Gathering, LLC and our 50% interest in Carnero Processing, LLC (together, the “Carnero Joint Ventures”). SPP owns the remaining interest in the Carnero Joint Ventures. The Carnero Joint Ventures were formed in October 2015 for the purposes of constructing a 200 MMcf/d cryogenic plant and approximately 45 miles of high pressure gathering pipelines. As of December 31, 2016, the processing plant is under construction while the Carnero gathering facilities are operational and connect with SPP’s Catarina gathering system. We operate the Carnero gathering facilities and will operate the Carnero processing facility when complete.
 
The SouthTX system has access to natural gas take-away pipelines owned by Enterprise Intrastate, LLC; Kinder Morgan; Tejas Pipeline LLC, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America; Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC; Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line, CPS Energy, and Houston Pipe Line Company LP. 

The following table lists the South Texas Gathering & Processing plants and related volumes for the year ended December 31, 2016


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(1) Gross processing capacity represents 100% of ownership interests and may differ from nameplate processing capacity due to multiple factors including items such as compression limitations, and quality and composition of the gas being processed.
(2) Plant natural gas inlet represents the volume of natural gas passing through the meter located at the inlet of the natural gas processing plant, except for Badlands which represents the total wellhead gathered volume.
(3) Per day Gross Plant Natural Gas Inlet and NGL Production statistics for plants listed above are based on the number of days operational during 2016.  
(4) Plant natural gas inlet and NGL production volumes represent 100% of ownership interests.
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Burnet County TX
Dewitt County TX
Matagorda County TX
Karnes County TX
Victoria County TX
Goliad County TX
Live Oak County TX
Bee County TX
La Salle County TX
McMullen County TX
Dimmit County TX
Refugio County TX
Aransas County TX
Webb County TX
San Patricio County TX
Duval County TX
Jim Wells County TX
Nueces County TX
Brooks County TX
Henderson County TX

 

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North Texas Gas Gathering & Processing System
North Texas includes two interconnected gathering systems in the Fort Worth Basin, including gas from the Barnett Shale and Marble Falls plays, with approximately 4,600 miles of pipelines gathering wellhead natural gas for the Chico, Shackelford and Longhorn natural gas processing facilities. These plants have residue gas connections to pipelines owned by affiliates of Atmos, Energy Transfer Fuel LP and EPD.
 
The Chico gathering system consists of approximately 2,550 miles of gathering pipelines located in the Denton, Montague, Wise and Clay Counties in North Texas. Wellhead natural gas is either gathered for the Chico or Longhorn plants located in Wise County, Texas, and then compressed for processing, or it is compressed in the field at numerous compressor stations and then moved via one of several high-pressure gathering pipelines to the Chico or Longhorn plants. The Chico plant has an aggregated processing capacity of 265 MMcf/d and an integrated fractionation capacity of 15 MBbl/d. The Longhorn plant has a capacity of 200 MMcf/d. The Shackelford gathering system includes approximately 2,000 miles of gathering pipelines and gathers wellhead natural gas largely for the Shackelford plant in Albany, Texas. Natural gas gathered from the northern and eastern portions of the Shackelford gathering system is typically compressed in the field at numerous compressor stations and then transported to the Chico plant for processing. The Shackelford plant has an aggregate processing capacity of 13 MMcf/d.
 
 
The following table lists the North Texas System processing plants and related volumes for the year ended December 31, 2016
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FOOTNOTES
 
(1) Gross processing capacity represents 100% of ownership interests and may differ from nameplate processing capacity due to multiple factors including items such as compression limitations, and quality and composition of the gas being processed.
(2) Plant natural gas inlet represents the volume of natural gas passing through the meter located at the inlet of the natural gas processing plant, except for Badlands which represents the total wellhead gathered volume.
(3) Per day Gross Plant Natural Gas Inlet and NGL Production statistics are based on the number of days operational during 2016. The Longhorn plant became fully operational in May 2014.
(4) The Chico Plant has a fractionation capacity of approximately 15 MBbl/d.
 
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Cooke County TX
Clay County TX
Denton County TX
Eastland County TX
Jack County TX
Haskell County TX
Montague County TX
Palo Pinto County TX
Parker County TX
Shackelford County TX
Throckmorton County TX
Young County TX
Wise County TX
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South Oklahoma Gas Gathering & Processing

The SouthOK gathering system is located in the Ardmore and Anadarko Basins and includes the Golden Trend, SCOOP, and Woodford Shale areas of southern Oklahoma. The gathering system has approximately 1,500 miles of active pipelines.
 
The SouthOK system includes six separate processing plants: Velma, Velma V-60, Coalgate, Atoka, Stonewall and Tupelo. The SouthOK processing operations have a total name-plate capacity of 580 MMcf/d. The Coalgate, Atoka and Stonewall facilities are owned by Centrahoma Processing, LLC (“Centrahoma”), a joint venture that we operate, and in which we have a 60% ownership interest; the remaining 40% ownership interest is held by MPLX, LP. The SouthOK system has access to natural gas take-away pipelines owned by Enable Oklahoma Intrastate Transmission, LLC; MPLX, LP; Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America; ONEOK and Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.

 

The following table lists the South Oklahoma Gas Gathering & Processing plants and related volumes for the year ended December 31, 2016


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(1) Gross processing capacity represents 100% of ownership interests and may differ from nameplate processing capacity due to multiple factors including items such as compression limitations, and quality and composition of the gas being processed.
(2) Certain processing facilities in these business units are capable of processing more than their name-plate capacity and when capacity is exceeded the facilities will off-load volumes to other processors, as needed.  The gross plant natural gass inlet throughputvolume includes these off-load volumes.
(3) Plant natural gas inlet represents the volume of natural gas passing through the meter located at the inlet of the natural gas processing plant, except for Badlands which represents the total wellhead gathered volume.
(4) Per day Gross Plant Natural Gas Inlet and NGL Production statistics are based on the number of days operational during 2016. 

(5) Plant natural gas inlet and NGL production volumes represent 100% of ownership interests.

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Caddo County OK
Grady County OK
Pittsburg County OK
Comanche County OK
Garvin County OK
Coal County OK
Stephens County OK
Atoka County OK
Carter County OK
Johnston County OK
Jefferson County OK
Marshall County OK
Bryan County OK
Love County OK
Montague County TX
Cooke County TX

 

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West Oklahoma Gas Gathering & Processing

The WestOK gathering system is located in north central Oklahoma and southern Kansas’ Anadarko Basin and includes the Woodford shale. The gathering system expands into 13 counties with approximately 6,400 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines.

 

The WestOK system processes natural gas through three separate cryogenic natural gas processing plants located at the Waynoka I and II and the Chester facilities, and one refrigeration plant at the Chaney Dell facility, with total name plate capacity of 465 MMcf/d. The WestOK system has access to natural gas take-away pipelines owned by Enogex LLC; Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, LP; and Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. On January 1, 2016, we began selling our NGL production at WestOK to our Logistics and Marketing segment. 

 

The following table lists the West Oklahoma system processing plants and related volumes for the year ended December 31, 2016


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(1) Gross processing capacity represents 100% of ownership interests and may differ from nameplate processing capacity due to multiple factors including items such as compression limitations, and quality and composition of the gas being processed.
(2) Certain processing facilities in these business units are capable of processing more than their name-plate capacity and when capacity is exceeded the facilities will off-load volumes to other processors, as needed.  The gross plant natural gas inlet throughput volume includes these off-load volumes.
(3) Plant natural gas inlet represents the volume of natural gas passing through the meter located at the inlet of the natural gas processing plant, except for Badlands which represents the total wellhead gathered volume.
(4) Per day Gross Plant Natural Gas Inlet and NGL Production statistics are based on the number of days operational during 2016. 

(5) The Chaney Dell plant was idled in December 2015 due to lower volumes in the WestOK system.

 

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Sedgwick County KS
Sumner County KS
Barber County KS
Harper County KS
Comanche County KS
Woods County OK
Grant County OK
Alfafa County OK
Kay County OK
Woodward County OK
Garfield County OK
Major County OK
Kingfisher County OK
Blaine County OK
Dewey County OK
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Badlands Crude Oil Gathering, Gas Gathering & Processing
The Badlands operations are located in the Bakken and Three Forks Shale plays of the Williston Basin in North Dakota and include approximately 400 miles of crude oil gathering pipelines, 40 MBbl of operational crude storage capacity at the Johnsons Corner Terminal, 30 MBbl of operational crude storage capacity at the Alexander Terminal, 30 MBbl of operational crude oil storage at New Town and 25 MBbl of operational crude oil storage at Stanley. The Badlands assets also includes approximately 200 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines and the Little Missouri natural gas processing plant with a gross processing capacity of approximately 90 MMcf/d. A third train was installed at the Little Missouri plant site which increased processing capacity by an incremental 40 MMcf/d and was completed in January 2015 bringing total processing capacity to approximately 90 MMcf/d.
 
The following table lists the Badlands processing plants and related volumes for the year ended December 31, 2016
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(1) Gross processing capacity represents 100% of ownership interests and may differ from nameplate processing capacity due to multiple factors including items such as compression limitations, and quality and composition of the gas being processed.
(2) Plant natural gas inlet represents the volume of natural gas passing through the meter located at the inlet of the natural gas processing plant, except for Badlands which represents the total wellhead gathered volume..
(3) Per day Gross Plant Natural Gas Inlet and NGL production based on the number of days operational during 2016.
(4) Little Missouri trains I and II are Straight Refrigeration plants and Little Missouri III is a Cryo plant.
 
 
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Dunn County ND
McKenzie County ND
Mountrail County ND
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Gas Treating

The Partnership owns a diverse fleet of both amine treating and processing plants to help customers meet pipeline quality specifications.  The gas treating facilities include fifteen skid-mounted amine treating plants of various sizes with total treating capacity of 1,262 GPM and two propane refrigeration plants with total capacity of 27 MMCFD.  We provide engineering and design services, equipment leasing, turnkey installation and various options around staffing the facilities.

 

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