Apache Corporation’s Development of SCM Alpine With Salt Creek Midstream


Bracewell LLP is advising Apache Corporation and Apache Midstream LLC, a subsidiary of Apache Corporation, in the formation of SCM Alpine, LLC. SCM Alpine, an affiliate of ARM Energy Holdings LLC, is developing a natural gas liquids header system that will have a capacity of 445,000 barrels per day. Apache Midstream has an option to acquire a 50 percent stake in SCM Alpine.

ARM Midstream Management, LLC, an affiliate of ARM Energy, will construct, manage and operate the header system, which will consist of two pipeline segments, one that will begin at the Salt Creek processing facilities in Reeves County, Texas and the other that will begin at the Apache Midstream processing facilities in Reeves County, Texas. The $100 million project is supported by 10-year commitments from both Salt Creek and Apache Corporation.

The project is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2019.

Bracewell’s representation includes both Apache Midstream’s equity option and Apache Corporation’s transportation commitment.

Bracewell advised Apache with a team including G. Alan Rafte (Picture), Hans P. Dyke, Mark K. Lewis, D. Kirk Morgan II, Dale D. Smith, Elizabeth L. McGinley, Aaron P. Roffwarg, Rebecca L. Baker, Steven J. Lorch, Tamara L. McKinzie, Kate Barrington McGregor, Sidney Nuñez, Sarah Rafie, Derek Speck, Patrick K. Johnson and W. Jared Berg.

Involved fees earner: Alan Rafte – Bracewell; Mark K. Lewis – Bracewell; Kirk Morgan – Bracewell; Sarah Rafie – Bracewell; Dale Smith – Bracewell; Aaron Roffwarg – Bracewell; Tamara McKinzie – Bracewell; Elizabeth McGinley – Bracewell; Steven Lorch – Bracewell; Rebecca Baker – Bracewell; Hans Dyke – Bracewell; Kate Barrington McGregor – Bracewell; Sidney Troy Nuñez – Bracewell; Derek Speck – Bracewell; Patrick Johnson – Bracewell; Jared Berg – Bracewell;

Law Firms: Bracewell;

Clients: Apache Corporation;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti