Exterran Partners LP is a publicly held Delaware limited partnership formed on June 22, 2006 and completed its initial public offering in October 2006. The Company offers natural gas compression products and services and also provides equipment and solutions for processing, production, air emissions and water treatment. The Company contract operations services include designing, sourcing, owning, installing, operating, servicing, repairing and maintaining equipment to provide natural gas compression to its customers. Natural gas compression is a mechanical process whereby the pressure of a volume of natural gas is increased to a desired higher pressure for transportation from one point to another and is essential to the production and transportation of natural gas. The Company also monitors its customers' compression services requirements over time and, as necessary, modifies the level of services and related equipment the company employs to address changing operating conditions. The Company provides contract operations services, which include its provision at the customer's location of the personnel, equipment, tools, materials and supplies necessary to provide the amount of natural gas compression for which the customer has contracted. Based on the operating specifications at the customer's location and the customer's needs, these services include designing, sourcing, owning, installing, operating, servicing, repairing and maintaining equipment to provide compression and other services to its customers. The Company's operations are subject to stringent and complex U.S. federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to protection of the environment and to occupational health and safety.