DCP Midstream (DCP)

Irene Lofland Vice President-Investor Relations
Wouter van Kempen Chief Executive Officer
Sean O’Brien Chief Financial Officer
Shneur Gershuni UBS
Jeremy Tonet JPMorgan
Jerren Holder Goldman Sachs
Elvira Scotto RBC Capital Markets
Dennis Coleman Bank of America
Michael Blum Wells Fargo
George Wang Citigroup
Selman Akyol Stifel
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Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Second Quarter 2018 DCP Midstream Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct the question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would now like to introduce your host for today’s conference, Irene Lofland, VP of Investor Relations.

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Irene Lofland

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Wouter van Kempen

Thanks, Irene, joining us. thanks for to and everyone

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Sean O’Brien

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Wouter van Kempen

Thanks, Sean.

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Shneur Gershuni

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Wouter van Kempen

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Shneur Gershuni

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Wouter van Kempen

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Shneur Gershuni

Other question, if I may.

you to guys going I recent to initiative on, when with turning first White there’s in the stem group. – Cliffs, Just believe open

a day XX,XXX potentially up expandable XXX,XXX. to about talked but You

You demand upsize been it away. and to capital. open to going, XXX,XXX? season Would XXX,XXX be right the thoughts cost of to more any for given effective the get sort there Has and to shifts expectations actually right around it initially in enough in just the demand to potential consider

Wouter van Kempen

little I at early a bit Shneur. this that’s think probably too stage, Yes,

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Shneur Gershuni

appreciate Really Great. all color. the you very Thank much.

Wouter van Kempen

Shneur. Thank you,


you. Thank

Jeremy from JPMorgan. question next Tonet from is Our

Your line open. now is

Jeremy Tonet

morning. Good

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Wouter van Kempen

expansions the Well, a I confidence. unfortunately appreciate to we but expanded we of of recall of forward, kind league. of can miracles pulled But where is at out Jeremy. barrels whatever like, also – already vote I on if day would we you try significantly, to all little or we’re today, time. here bit are this XX,XXX we at we’ve barrels do expect our $XXX,XXX a that barrels be XX,XXX do, have

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Jeremy Tonet

how that moving Thanks what as ethane rejection asset then bit across is it’s I like you here. get if NGL as here, your you’re comparing seeing wondering, for tier just and expectation far was helped to just that. out And pipes updated seems

Sean O’Brien


of think a just $X in million if we projecting I some ethane were seen QX the somewhere put numbers you Jeremy in, we’ve I the recovery, think XX, mid-XX’s referenced in So about increased in now XX, QX from – numbers I uplift those that around range.

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Jeremy Tonet

Got you.

a we XQ? look a trailed similar that year? year, type you of you stepped seems year? you then to of as last back up us far But ticked what want down It seasonality, O&M to Just just go the see there, if here. quick expect seems over to this quarter. Could as over the like balance Should bunch like that up it of of a remind this trajectory bit kind kind

Sean O’Brien

right the you’re on trend. So actually

indicated QX, call, if look So trend it we QX see that We this tick last you I year. obviously lot in turnaround of a QX noted, when the would us. close I to really QX was we think our at year do quite pretty on the you those of of quarters, for – be call, a up expense last heavy tend months reliability bit. to

up from Although as QX. bunch a we said,

difference continue. I think year that alluding we was it bit to that, one and the you’re think see going expect to on I little going the I a of call the that on remainder the trend is to

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some other that Hills. in even got increases And of we’re You’ve existing their all assets. Sand in things the working

look So the remainder I that more year. the similar trend expect to QX, of the

– we sure Wouter transformation going. our and expand continue it I on think, definitely up earlier, and also that keep efforts we’re We’re making mentioned to those

job in. the more amazing four offsetting coming lot an than offsetting last more done inflation, of So over growth a three we’ve years to than

that the We’re will continuing expenses in by they’re lot with we’ve things got as incremental Obviously, you, of driving do Eagle increases also, think Those and but drive to you Ford. areas the shared about a Mid-Continent the inline some in well. increases margins. the growth coming like

Jeremy Tonet

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Sean O’Brien

obviously, and we into at set couple year as So our sensitivities, things, we’re basis that of we time. differential some level the predicating go

think that the alluding gas what areas there. in the and Permian the gas, resettling less that obviously getting where we of right, we’re they’ve to has I the day you’re has for end like bunch wind hurt the for as us, gas the settled at

negative. a So that’s

minuses. You asked and the for positive

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big an enough. towards set eye We’ll those the if was that when of go wide. our we sensitivities our not and back gets ahead end terms the In revise We’ll sensitivities, sensitivities, on year. of it the base as keep

gas that there about in sensitivity sensitivity Just will two up will down. NGL or go go ways, think were

not driver a overall of it’s sensitivities. net-net our big So

Jeremy Tonet

Thank it helpful. That’s for That’s me. you.


Thank you.

next Sachs. Our from question Jerren from Goldman is Holder

now open. Your line is

Jerren Holder

just ethane with propane the you Maybe butane. know hedging, off prices and hedging have higher morning. given we’re ethane seeing. Good guys more more I hedge Are that Thanks. just days, you guys start historically, these

Just about you’re want to see that? how thinking

Sean O’Brien

we overall So Jerren. have

to layered on earlier on. I XX additional We get that we’re some referenced have starting hedges hedges.

remainder and our target good So news this then is the we’re the – at year. obviously, for XX%

really excited we’re that. about So

ethane As remain do do obviously, for We I XXXX been the The not we’ve massive and of or to the some hedges saw opportunities next the able strong and and to have heavier butane. year we you amounts and improved, crude. remainder end of that would ethane propane still think be a barrel, in crude of about year year, hedges next the tell yet this adding on position we’re the has level at you, position. it’s to

not getting there it ethane yet. but on So closer the quite

Jerren Holder

Got then to the that there And is payment there outlook cash in. potential on come any update for Discovery – it.

Sean O’Brien

the in change guidance No gave we on call. No. previous our

flow, – that Now follow the and you we QX. bit the if even a lower we’re little a were little timing in bit think our cash distributions tweaked was

We scheme back But expect the of that de QX. in things. come grand relatively to that’s in minimis

on asset. going given our basin. I it’s beyond full we next think on we’ve So, on the you into that as good know a Williams, volumes year Discovery guidance getting about the partners Obviously, year into holds. the and working still future still back impact

Jerren Holder

Okay. me. it Great. you. Thank That’s for


Thank you.

question RBC Capital from Elvira Our Scotto from Markets. is next

line now open. Your is

Elvira Scotto


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Wouter van Kempen

here. Wouter Yes.

Let me take that one.

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Elvira Scotto

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growth processing Just well that – your as takeaway? the as on in what thoughts side the your and NGL sort are of volume both on outlook Permian

Wouter van Kempen

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north. down lot congestion sitting I in we’re of south the a think there’s

our us, Mexico second northern New Delaware believe that the for volumes So continue to half in we and are grow. going southeast to

be will full. pipelines Our

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Elvira Scotto

well. helpful That’s as

of benefit the Mont mean, Just widened Belvieu – a spreads? couple the of other quick at all ones from DCP for me. Conway ethane sort to can I

Wouter van Kempen

much as there’s Obviously, we least our like really portfolio. teams very our significantly. in can that are, look marketing that benefit the every optimize other that we from day, space do making at sure one how at Not

right do those the now, where events at you’re driving uplift our a I arbitrages. right think to a us issues massive is lot Bellevue some the and frac there during when seeing things around seen we’re of are that was think teamed that financials major Conway of in constraints, You’ve congestion I country, in things, not but from

Elvira Scotto

expected? up it. end, you is guidance, Got one just last had Sand that come on me is and the Great. bringing Mewbourn And for the than on low Hills then earlier primarily the because

Sean O’Brien

Yes, yes, Elvira.

first online that part we that. that’s it. the the of year We brought quicker think tell you growth thought. I of I feel would performance, about half also good some really we than

we came But slide online, businesses the out second as the point just very we’re of filing Sand Hills we the MNL performing I showed, that obviously, your our year. the strong, growth benefits really capacity So up not of volumes and both ramping to half and projects in coming add that we’ve are the well – quite year on G&P gates quickly. with base throughout up very and added obviously, nicely, that around the

that. So guidance our really we out of felt strong, the of to strengthen because gates good enough

Elvira Scotto

had. Great. Thank I you. That’s all


from of Our question from is Dennis next Coleman Bank America.

open. line Your now is

Dennis Coleman

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Wouter van Kempen

Dennis, what is always what way is me sure run has run and been do this. I if through of let we but is unitholder. has DCP when I’m The and been understand the do kind we question, not the So for completely talk right DCP

So about, right the for not it’s what or party unitholder, it’s the of it right right for is owner for DCP hey, another GP. one is party. If the

things this long So a we’ve do can ourselves how case, around in for Phillip is spoken XX. that there between we and time

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special to the They’ve These happen. be both barrels obviously that – fracs. DCP in arms XX% And and payments length We separate going well Phillips for return tremendously are this X, they’ve committee. Sweeney no think governed great X, things return great, transactions are X and are are interest are of very They’re that with to by a I fit that Sweeney unitholder. committed are fit have XX a they we projects those to a get projects. committing Sweeney there well ownership other And for with good or us. that and in great fit very barrels transaction we is those

Dennis Coleman

it. got I Okay,

go need And exercise in in-service. But so and to Obviously, would no circumstances timing. the terms of you early? where be the might the ahead just there exercise option until option any

Wouter van Kempen

transaction we not negotiated we until Phillips balance in-service sheet. of that And and this that we we’re agreed No, protect this thing the capital, thing is, doing how part what lot with a and how make we’re and talks the of date. option that one I part our the exercise about the think with we would is, Sean very sure great XX, we efficient

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Dennis Coleman


just be clear. So to

exercise option not in-service? to at the only there’s even It’s So early?

Wouter van Kempen

– exercise Unlike something right have that would don’t them option will money us I And I we are project, on Dennis, DCP to up early." at unilateral capital that balance show time think prior to Connector we but sense. Phillips right here’s in-service unitholder. Cheyenne with both my that’s thing unless that great to the to be because into But like the the the "Hey, the reason early? projects. – Just for it’s you exercise options I in pursue that that why expectation there would the exercise sheet? days to a Exercising Well, to would our that I the put is any makes the tomorrow, think option, and love we exercise great is don’t say, those date. think I’m barely XX do

Dennis Coleman

Okay, okay. I got it.

job it that Okay, so of, will you switching Bighorn O’Connor plants? of obviously, procedures efforts that so on quickly. directly Mewbourn protocols bringing sort changes, great say, the X, there, The on sort construction a and or into that did anything accelerating, translate

Wouter van Kempen


were start-up, So of construction schedules. ahead those commissioning of all

mean. So is to it kind does that what understand of great a thing just for people

You XXX a put day million online.

to So flip do immediately the when way. XXX doesn’t you you X switch happen go day million really from a additional that of It capacity. processing

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X over we of day saw going Bcf a As today, through system. the

there was it your by online yesterday, O’Connor news, quickly X, to We as X things really, possible. accelerated question, With going and great is So future, Mewbourn the earnings things on and plant happen well. get on for last focused X as that it already. really months call said, that mean but three was does yesterday. our we are that hey, making Everybody O’Connor great sure what

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to can’t do We’re going the come that X, same wait on to online. O’Connor

miles with plant hour. yes, And XXX the then, XX, We’re Plant move online as we’re keeping to going well. everything Bighorn an

get are filed couple of on we lead-time in the to next the permits, months, items. So low we money expect those spending we

as on So plant. that timeline that well we can stay start and constructing

Dennis Coleman

Got it. Thanks the for answers.

Wouter van Kempen

Thanks, Dennis.


you. Thank

Wells from Blum Fargo. Michael from is question next Our

Your open. now line is

Michael Blum

Thank you.

question, DJ Just take it the Connector. Cheyenne natural on wanted away, so was gas related is actually, to

there question guess, your then, option to gets the you to Thanks. related do do there the any but And out for contract the basin? like is, Hub So broad the customers to reason vacate won’t And your you ample way their all feel the that you think to on that, takeaways that have to Connector? together you is enough from gas Cheyenne you need exercise from of still I basin? then Cheyenne

Wouter van Kempen

Permian constraints. Okay, constraints number Michael, the and there there the are of in about questions is

in parts well. constraints area, country as starts other the one it really up have you If clogging of

natural well. in here in Basin short gas tighter the little a things seeing the takeaway from we’re yes, So a run DJ as

is on doing. are some expansions We waiting CIG that

little basin. will in give a that for room of us everybody the bit So breathing

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Michael Blum

and is latest And to thoughts company targets? and ask Great. here What’s clearly leverage. would Leverage just to want you of, like question improving a on coverage. so then your get to coverage on, you a from and kind – Where is perspective, a leverage are as could maybe about there then a rating a And talk calc? from a already leverage those perspective? if from credit and agreement perspective, coverage agency also,

Sean O’Brien

Michael. Yes,

because to something I is coverage do think in to the – the right. someone have and X.X alluded online, We’ve let’s earlier, it come most we we not first. still still is, growth of So think range about been

X.XX, to any We’re all of in really at some and Sand didn’t post to it Hills of here, flow QX, generate X going happen the Mewbourn the cash QX. all X.X. that’s all way

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see of to that getting to So I line a goal. sight pretty good

powder or things is X.X Our on ultimately leverage point goal raising. Wouter some for the Dry even and funding – earlier. IDR, all important mentioned on the at growth the obviously, maybe

the you the were about call bank metric. that roughly. we in what think metrics If On leverage mid-Xs

X to goal between is X. and Our be

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the On the and between in their equation, of X, mid-Xs rating is there. side X agency we’re hovering

one, type improve the So improve on we other. they – same on correlate fairly as well we

our So day, of And Michael, as metrics of is to I get to the our to end because grows very cash close targets. think getting at we’re we improve. The flow, endgame IG. increased obviously, coverage the leverage

metrics with we like should IG those think be I the and So like cusp, the by attainable we’re company. on feel

on the RAs the page. get same to got Just

Michael Blum

Great. you. Thank

Wouter van Kempen

Thanks, Michael.


you. Thank

Our George is Citigroup. from Wang from question next

Your line open. is now

George Wang

guys, Hey quarter. strong

Wouter van Kempen

Thanks, George.

George Wang


Do thoughts second guys of in of, Ford the to you activities? back east the But, any guys expense, going Eagle mean, just to have going be next terms have this cutting level to you Texas? XXXX. higher of operating in sort the to on is I to operating comparable pull did given quarter you year, of, year expense Just reduce levers mentioned the second half excess expense more also in a capacity have

Sean O’Brien


couple was comments, George. think I think economy’s volumes and more obviously, more mentioned, are those there, have So And the questions I obviously I spot it couple – One, QX, in yes, – that’s as does on, well. of things we capital a because will we we’re drive trend of made base I assets. The of doing problem, some high-class fairly lot online. increasing our That as coming in expenses. like

So But a There there, investment online, type multiple typically and these Again, not for we’ve – offsets is I a going automating, those increases. far a – think lot coming are we’ve your capital of really be drive should guidance, more those adding and times record this year, And should longer-term its that’s side of your is transformation. good investing, types our we of things. year, thing margin people, – costs. systems, consumables a in You’re Wouter give as give and next as hump assets, basically, it’s about case. I so about that’s offsetting you this asked moving long next I think adding investment horrible adding as you both you right? capabilities, track optimization referenced don’t the had we the have been up. don’t but guidance

those to have assets assets. luckily, across So over basins. your next Taking but to I a the guidance we have then a continue few seen us most of the with seeing for of on And over At done volume the that, consolidated hopefully including drive now, we’ve volumes I pretty positive at our of We’ve start some right declined but day last investments to we’re mentioned and – years. look the where last to that. three of growth definitely good We’ll lot will would continue look for year lot costs. think pay impacts years. that end

George Wang

in CapEx, the CapEx the kind maintenance thoughts steady Also been level more of guys Did trend forward? on Right. terms you of hasn’t the going few trend maintenance over quite past that have the any quarters.

Sean O’Brien

replacement-type the the $XXX range. – At that the $XXX see to to seeing that product continue. – think I increase think I gave you’ll end million, in million you still you’re I’m slightly, do increased trend saw still going stuff. I million, a million ranges $XXX the we in of kickup to $XXX day, think that and are volumes – I’m see QX I

keep increases. an But George. So on we’ll see I eye that, don’t any massive

Wouter van Kempen

Wouter. it’s George, Hi,

Just that. assets means spend bit means throughout showed running more all uptick to are a harder, the add they’re maintenance. have on how going volume quickly to you’re system, the the which we Sean which slide of to end in little much probably running,

a from long So as worried that really we’re that we’re about more them little may margin. months, and that some more cost of it not harder, creep cost it’s I’m we’re think the that months, that you’re the overall strengthening, I logical very at comes clearly first up you by what, the margin the up offsetting today looking because guidance and getting cost a well yes, thing, bit next six how with running going – that. as you’re six seeing And us from we’re here know but assets,

So the spending day $X that week. to $X, make any I’ll of do

George Wang

just Yes, recovery. ethane to back uplift. incremental that are guys to totally made you going sense. question, Last doing nice ethane It’s see

on $XX ethane color you and more want amount million of guys maybe in more of – the to Do like dollar accommodate ethane – sort CapEx, guys any be benefit. uplifts know the have have similar past more on with go able if to additional mean, the update perspective? level you Just recovery. this sort update quoted $XXX uplift for guys I million terms ethane you if in to – of

Wouter van Kempen

quickly. Yes, well, take let George, me that

So ethane this seeing we’re months six uplift, quarter. here in

can You annualize that’s that, $XX million.

I what was those we talking about think ago system. that when important, more ethane numbers spoke just what is about you’re the about talking in getting more years two

broad all gone that beyond – more throughout much and just by our above actually growth NGL system. We’re

netbacks house, pipeline. G&P better the side the get flows more you through So getting we’re of

the significant of is XX months over in. to opportunity and but take look come last everything come of say, and just or that is to already – all think has the piece snapshot what in on broader There increased But volumes piece of apply what that to has continues lot to going I seeing you’re the growth, plants ethane NGL with it’s more does applies increased system a growth coming throughout obviously, entire kind "Hey, the left, what pipelines. what So to and happened the tough our at out barrel." throughout system net-net, uplift is by massive

George Wang

strong quarter. thank much. you And once again, the so on congrats Okay,


you. Thank George. Thanks

Stifel. Akyol question from Our next Selman from

Your line is open. now

Selman Akyol

I In your about of Coast I at opening Gathering you. Processing, just Gulf over couple guess If Thank next Logistics look got comments, you’ve you Cheyenne Connector, XX% coming. years, interest Express, XX%, talked Marketing. & think the the frac I

term as do out, see how all? at longer you look So you that shifting if

Sean O’Brien

X, lot – Eagle Ford Selman, there G&P really obviously, volumes problem, also the just you then, are we – you if side, G&P similar and on the a I Our growth the obviously logistics is being up. base the our coming of and margins increase mentioned, online high-class on picked DJ, X, is about if up think XX%, think but about have, that as O’Connor yes, growth it’s assets right? you the in think Mewbourn – some you’ve Bighorn a up

be look we – about – M&L everything the I as know it looking see is what side. where slightly growth, hold at constant, will holding So I to currently think we grow may where or it

it always to XX-XX. goal to Our pretty close was get

sides it’s right I think both now. what a of kind win-win growing, are that’s seeing we’re and when

Selman Akyol

inflation. X.X, that. – talked on helps DCP then how And Okay. it then appreciate about you’ve offset And

dollars inflation? where DCP the seeing what guess is about added then question cost I second is, the you first are to And can So you talk in this quarter?

Wouter van Kempen

exact a we how year reduce you you it’s into [indiscernible] I to in piece the But overall this times multiply time, the that around on reducing the XXX am every like it’s Sand tell efficiencies, over you to into Hills, the But Well, give simple to I’ll going that rate, – to is very this give go to add can a days you’re Sean’s quite yes. going I not going doing, team. little that barrels to quarter. Take got lot. and XX,XXX going go to do. – – to does we’re thing that it’s times number details much one fair going going

technological in you’re we’re changing is, the in to what, trying what the and results. And strong results, way that said, & run we with "Hey, we more we’re I And couldn’t have entire there bet their strong more do the do much, we know completely this, this G&P from Logistics seeing, I do, end, doing what is changed company. Marketing So a there’s you point work." think much of to way that view, business much without completely done But opportunity. in

run the operate to going to to continue We’re we money change invest and that way it sure in company. aggressively this – to we make that see completely

are think As there I to – our is your pressures, commodity. of point tied to around costs inflationary a lot

So of things consumables if that a and are lot crude up, oil then prices up. like go going

of So crude everybody see is oil a that, linked price we the Lube oil." lot in directly to oil. lube of industry "Hey, will use the

that of in employment the areas of and we in lube country seeing low the I’m So levels up. the it one some some oil labor. where rate Places a tightness see business in pertains markets Colorado. prices like, this as the nation. tightness the historically business, like unemployment state Colorado if I But other think as we’re things your crude market. in you’re oil seeing goes labor in go do in DJ to is Permian here different you’re well, lowest the at up, The

the is But the obviously, that see creeping I’m some, some it. spend have means you of not and numbers. that So that worried about to that inflation you into

week. the day said have any asked if to $X, do question, that I George $X make spend when the we earlier, of I’ll As to

Selman Akyol

you Thank very right. All much.

Wouter van Kempen

you. Thank

Sean O’Brien

Selman. you, Thank


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