Warburg Pincus-backed Navitas to buy gas from Encana

Navitas Midstream Partners, LLC agreed to purchase natural gas from Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. Texas-based Navitas, which is backed by Warburg Pincus, will also construct new processing facilities and other infrastructure.

Press Release

Navitas Midstream Partners, LLC (“Navitas”) announced today the execution of a long-term gas purchase agreement with Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. (“Encana”). Under the agreement, Navitas will purchase Encana’s gas from its substantial acreage position in Howard County, Texas.  Navitas will gather gas into a new system consisting of low-pressure gathering lines, multiple compressor stations and a 38-mile, 16-inch high-pressure pipeline, providing fully integrated services for both natural gas and natural gas liquids.

Navitas also announced plans to construct new cryogenic processing capacity near its existing Spraberry processing complex to accommodate Encana and other producers’ gas from Howard, Glasscock, MartinMidland and Upton Counties.  The new processing facilities will increase Navitas’s combined processing capacity in the Midland Basin to approximately 155 MMcf per day and will have carbon dioxide treating and nitrogen rejection capabilities.  In addition to new gathering and processing facilities, Navitas will be looping a significant portion of its existing Spraberry system mainline with a new 20-inch high-pressure pipeline.  The entire project is expected to be completed early second quarter of 2017.

“Encana has accumulated a tremendous acreage position in western Howard County, and we are pleased to have been selected to work with them in this exciting area,” said R. Bruce Northcutt, Chief Executive Officer of Navitas.  “We have seen tremendous well results from the Wolfcamp and Spraberry formations in western Howard County, and our new infrastructure and producer-focused midstream services will bring competitive advantages to oil and gas operators in the area.”

In addition to the announced expansion projects, Navitas continues installation of new, highly efficient field compression.  These upgrades are part of Navitas’s continued focus on improving operating run-times, reducing losses and improving overall efficiencies of its facilities to the benefit of producers.

About Navitas Midstream Partners, LLC

Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Navitas Midstream Partners is a producer-focused midstream company.  The senior management team has more than 80 years of combined experience and has executed more than $10 billion of capital projects and $2 billion of acquisitions.  Led by R. Bruce Northcutt, along with partners Bryan W. Neskora and James E. Wade, Navitas was formed with Warburg Pincus.  For more information, visit

About Warburg Pincus LLC

Warburg Pincus LLC is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing.  The firm has more than $40 billion in assets under management.  The firm’s active portfolio of more than 120 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography.  Warburg Pincus is an experienced partner to management teams seeking to build durable companies with sustainable value.  Founded in 1966, Warburg Pincus has raised 15 private equity funds, including a $4 billion energy fund that closed inOctober 2014, which have invested more than $55 billion in over 750 companies in more than 40 countries.  The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, London,Luxembourg, Mumbai, Mauritius, San Francisco, São Paulo and Shanghai.  For more information please visit www.warburgpincus.com.