WhiteWater Midstream LLC is gauging customer interest in 2 Bcf of capacity at a Permian Basin storage facility following the start of commercial service on a pipeline expansion.

Austin, TX-based WhiteWater on Monday launched an open season through May 21 to solicit commitments for firm natural gas storage services at the Waha Hub in Pecos County, TX, in the Delaware sub-basin.

The storage facility consists of underground salt caverns that are adjacent to the Agua Blanca header system, WhiteWater said. The company has six existing caverns and five additional permitted caverns, and the facility would be able to provide about 10 Bcf of storage if fully developed. According to WhiteWater, the facility would be connected to Agua Blanca.

Earlier this year, WhiteWater and partner MPLX LP completed the 1.8 Bcf/d Agua Blanca pipeline expansion, boosting capacity to more than 3 Bcf/d. It connects nearly 20 gas processing sites in the Delaware and transports gas to Waha from Culberson, Loving, Reeves, Pecos, Winkler and Ward counties in Texas, as well as in Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico.

The launch of the open season follows a recovery in drilling and completions activity in the Permian. 

The 2 Bcf of storage capacity WhiteWater is offering would be associated with 200,000 MMBtu/d of maximum daily injection quantities and maximum daily withdrawal quantities. 

Service for the capacity contracted under the open season would start around July 1, 2022.

WhiteWater is sponsored by Ridgemont Equity Partners, Denham Capital Management, First Infrastructure Capital and the Ontario Power Generation Inc. Pension Plan. 

For information on the open season, contact wgs@wwm-llc.com.