About

Whiptail Midstream was founded in 2016 by a management team with experience throughout the midstream and upstream sectors of the energy industry.  Concurrent with our founding, Whiptail purchased a gathering system in the San Juan Basin’s Gallup oil window, southeast of Farmington, New Mexico. Whiptail Midstream currently has equity backing from I Squared Capital. Whiptail Midstream’s capabilities include:

  • Crude oil gathering, storage and transportation
  • Gas gathering, compression, treating and processing
  • Condensate handling
  • Produced/Fresh water handling

Whiptail Midstream is dedicated to safety, reliability and reducing environmental impact in the operation of our assets. We value our customers and hold ourselves to a high standard to ensure their needs and requirements are consistently met and exceeded. 

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 Basin 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 into the play.

Since 2013, nearly 400 horizontal wells have been drilled in the Gallup play, which boasts a forecasted EUR of more than 600 Mboe per well.

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.