Western Gas Partners, LP has acquired Anadarko's 50% interest in the Delaware Basin JV gathering system. The Partnership paid no consideration at closing, but agreed to make a future payment on March 31, 2020 equal to eight times the average of the asset's 2018 and 2019 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, less the capital expenditures incurred by WES from the closing date through February 29, 2020. Based on its current forecast of the asset's performance and capital needs, the Partnership currently estimates the future payment will be $283 million.
'This immediately accretive acquisition is another step towards the consolidation of our significant Delaware Basin position,' said Chief Executive Officer Don Sinclair. 'We will benefit from the asset's strategic position, the world-class resources in the Delaware Basin, and the addition of a 100% fee-based asset into our portfolio. Furthermore, the flexible financing structure assists us in maintaining our growth targets in a challenging environment.'