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Midstream: Process & Technology: System Integration

An oil and gas midstream company (the Company) headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with midstream assets in Texas, Louisiana, and Marcellus regions, acquired natural gas assets in September 2014. The $235 million acquisition included 1400 miles of intrastate and interstate natural gas pipelines and 11 billion cubic feet of storage.

The Company engaged Opportune to lead the integration of the acquired assets into their commercial, operational, and IT organizations.  Opportune’s Process and Technology practice developed and executed the integration plan over a 4 month TSA period.

Opportune served as the project manager for the overall integration effort, from Day 1 to post-Day 1.  Opportune worked with stakeholders across multiple functions including commercial, operations, IT, measurement, and accounting.   Opportune led Company through their migration strategy from multiple gas pipeline management systems (FERC and intrastate) to Company’s existing systems.  Migrating both FERC and non-FERC assets added complexity due to multiple systems, processes, and regulatory requirements.   In addition to the migration tasks, Opportune provided new process documentation, user training, testing services, and post-Day 1 support.

Acquisitions are sudden, complex, and have aggressive migration timelines.  Clients rely on Opportune’s acquisition integration experience to provide proven plans, subject matter expertise, reduce risk, and increase confidence in achieving Day 1 and post-Day 1 objectives. For more information, click here.

Kurt King

PartnerOpportune LLP