Copano Energy says it will extend its wholly-owned 96-mile,
24-inch DK Pipeline in the Eagle Ford Shale play by adding
approximately 65 miles of 24-inch pipeline southwest into
McMullen County, Texas.
The move will allow Copano to access significant new Eagle
Ford volumes, the company said.
The DK Pipeline extension is expected to begin service in
the first half of 2013 and is projected to cost approximately $120
The pipeline extension will follow the same route as
Copano's recently announced condensate pipeline, Double Eagle
Pipeline, a joint venture with Magellan Midstream, in the rich
gas window of the Eagle Ford.
The extension of the DK Pipeline is supported by a new
long-term agreement with Petrohawk Energy Corp., a subsidiary
of BHP Billiton and a leading operator in the Eagle Ford
Under the terms of the fee-based agreement, Copano will
provide Petrohawk with gathering, processing and NGL handling
services for a significant commitment of natural gas volumes
from leases in McMullen County, Texas, the company said.
"We are pleased that BHP Billiton has selected Copano again
as a provider of midstream services for its significant
position in the rich gas window of the Eagle Ford shale," said
R. Bruce Northcutt, CEO of Copano Energy.
"The southwest extension of our DK Pipeline coupled with the
Double Eagle condensate pipeline will allow Copano to offer a
full slate of gas, NGL and condensate solutions to our
customers in the trend, he added.