Azure Midstream Energy LLC, Marlin Midstream Partners LP, and NuDevco Midstream Development LLC have entered into definitive agreements that will result in Azure owning 100% of the general partner of Marlin and 90% ownership of the total outstanding incentive distribution rights in Marlin.
In addition, Azure’s Legacy gathering system will be contributed to Marlin for $162.5 million. NuDevco will retain all of its 10.7 million LP units, or 59.2% ownership stake, in Marlin, subject to an option granted to Azure to acquire 20% units from NuDevco. Azure’s Legacy system consists of approximately 658 miles of high- and low-pressure gathering lines primarily under fixed-fee contracts that serve approximately 100,000 dedicated acres predominantly in the Cotton Valle formation in east Texas and northern Louisiana, with access to seven major downstream markets.
According to Azure, the partnership creates a diverse platform of midstream assets with one of the largest gathering and processing systems in the Haynesville and horizontal Cotton Valley plays in east Texas and northern Louisiana.