Operations

Whiptail Midstream currently operates a crude oil, natural gas, and water gathering system in the San Juan Basin in northwest New Mexico. This gathering system was built to handle growing production from the Gallup oil play in the southern portion of the basin.


Our San Juan Gallup operations consist of:

  • Approximately 230 miles of newly constructed pipeline to transport crude oil, natural gas and water production
  • Multiple Central Delivery Points connecting to downstream service providers
  • A rapidly expanding gathering system and related infrastructure with connectivity to multiple 3rd party crude oil, natural gas processing and take-away outlets with additional opportunities for expansion and further midstream infrastructure development

San Juan Gathering Systems Map


The San Juan Basin History

Located in Northwest New Mexico and Southwest Colorado, the San Juan Basin covers more than 22-thousand square miles.

The northern portion of the San Juan has historically been the site of conventional natural gas and coal bed methane development. In 2013, the horizontal Gallup oil play was discovered in the southern end of the basin. This created opportunities for crude oil, natural gas, and water midstream investment.

Since 2013, nearly 300 horizontal wells have been drilled in the Gallup play, which boasts a forecasted EUR of more than 500 Mboe.

The Gallup reservoir is measured at a depth of 5500’, thickness of 150’, and porosity of 6-8%. The source rock for the Gallup sandstone reservoir is the Mancos shale which has shown potential for even greater development in the San Juan Basin.