Wyoming

El Paso’s WIC Files Application to Boost Deliveries Out of Rocky Mountain Region

El Paso Corp. pipeline subsidiary Wyoming Interstate Co. Ltd. (WIC) has filed an application at FERC seeking the go-ahead to carry out an expansion of its system to transport additional natural gas production out of the Rocky Mountain region.

February 4, 2005

Piceance Basin Poised for Substantial Growth

Following the Green River and Powder River basins in Wyoming, the Piceance Basin in western Colorado is destined to be the next area of substantial gas production growth in the northern Rockies thanks to EnCana, Williams and other producers, and to plans for additional pipeline infrastructure. However, development never moves quickly in the Rockies; this could take at least two-three years.

April 8, 2004

Burlington Partially Returns Gas Production from Madden Field in WY

Burlington Resources Inc. reported the partial resumption of natural gas production from the Madden Field in Wyoming. Production has resumed from two of the six Madden Deep wells, and the Train II unit at the Lost Cabin Processing Plant has restarted, the company said. The wells are flowing at 65 MMcfe/d, yielding plant natural gas output of 40 MMcfe/d.

July 14, 2003

Burlington Partially Returns Gas Production from Madden Field in WY

Burlington Resources Inc. reported the partial resumption of natural gas production from the Madden Field in Wyoming. Production has resumed from two of the six Madden Deep wells, and the Train II unit at the Lost Cabin Processing Plant has restarted, the company said. The wells are flowing at 65 MMcfe/d, yielding plant natural gas output of 40 MMcfe/d.

July 8, 2003

WIC’s Reversal Project Fails to Attract Market Support

El Paso Corp.’s Wyoming Interstate Company (WIC) said there is insufficient demand for it to move forward with its flow reversal and expansion project, which would have brought as much as 550,000 Dth/d of Powder River Basin production to Kanda, WY, and to Kern River Gas Transmission at the Opal Hub from the Cheyenne Hub in northern Colorado.

May 19, 2003

Transportation Notes

CIG declared a force majeure Monday evening after experiencing third-party damage to the Big Horn Lateral in northern Wyoming (the bulletin board notice incorrectly identified it as the Wind River Lateral, a spokesman said). The lateral was shut in north of Lost Cabin Station between Block Valves 7 and 8. The outage required that volumes be cut to zero at Elk Basin Station for Tuesday’s gas day. CIG anticipated that line repairs would be completed in time to resume normal operations by Cycle 4 nominations Tuesday (about 8 p.m. MDT).

August 21, 2002

Transportation Notes

The Wyoming Interstate Co. system west of Rawlins will be shut down for 16 hours Aug. 14 to upgrade the pipeline to meet new class code requirements. The Overthrust, Questar-WIC, Red Sand, Wapiti and Lost Creek points must be shut in for the duration of the work. A reduced capacity schedule will be coordinated with affected parties for that day, WIC said. Throughout August, the new Medicine Bow Loop will be connected at various locations to the existing Medicine Bow Lateral. No impact to service is anticipated except when Cheyenne Compressor Station is removed from service for one day for construction work, cutting lateral capacity to about 400 MMcf for the day.

July 20, 2001

Industry Briefs

Burlington Resources Inc. has completed and tested the fifthDeep Madison formation well, the Bighorn 6-27 at the Madden Fieldin central Wyoming. Burlington, headquartered in Houston, operatesthe well and holds a 49% working interest. The well reached a totaldepth of 25,855 feet in early January and now, Burlington intendsto move to a two-rig development drilling program in the secondquarter. BR currently operates four wells producing from the deepMadison formation, each capable of gross production in excess of 50MMcf/d. Current gross production is approximately 130 MMcf/d fromthe Madison formation, but production is constrained by processingcapacity at the Lost Cabin Gas Plant in Lysite, WY. The plant’sthird train, now under construction, is scheduled for completion inlate 2002, which will allow gross production to increase to a totalof 310 MMcf/d.

March 19, 2001

Industry Briefs

Northern Border Partners, LP, announced it has completed itspreviously announced acquisition of gas gathering facilities in thePowder River and Wind River Basins in Wyoming for $200 million fromEnron North America Corp. The purchase includes ownership positionsin Bighorn Gas Gathering and Fort Union Gas Gathering in the PowderRiver Basin and Lost Creek Gathering in the Wind River Basin. Inconjunction with the acquisition, NBP and ENA have agreed toprovide complementary services in the Basins. NBP will own andoperate physical assets and will provide gathering andtransportation services. ENA will continue to provide gas purchaseand sales, finance, risk management and producer outsourcingservices. The partnership also declared an increase in cashdistribution yesterday to $0.70 from $0.65 per unit. The indicatedannual rate is now $2.80 per unit. The increase becomes effectivewith the third quarter distribution payable on Nov. 14. It is thepartnership’s fourth increase in the last three years. NorthernBorder Partners, LP owns a 70% general partner interest in NorthernBorder Pipeline Co., which owns a 1,214-mile interstate pipelinesystem that transports approximately 23 percent of all Canadiannatural gas imports into the United States.

September 26, 2000

Abraxas Trims Non-Core Assets

Abraxas Petroleum Corp. said last week it has sold $34 millionin Wyoming gas assets to Samson Resources Co., a private Tulsa,OK-based oil and gas firm. The assets were held by Abraxas’subsidiary, Abraxas Wamsutter L.P.

April 3, 2000