Amoco’s Hugoton Jayhawk gas processing plant in Ulysses, KS,recently began operations with capability to process 450 MMcf/d andrecover up to 33,000 barrels of gas liquids per day. HugotonJayhawk currently is processing about 400 MMcf/d, of which 280MMcf/d is supplied by Amoco-operated wells.

The plant has a nitrogen rejection system to reduce nitrogenlevels to only 3% from the naturally occurring 15% found insouthwest Kansas gas. This enhances the energy content of the gasand increases the volume of high-energy gas in the pipelines thatdeliver it to the marketplace. Amoco is sole owner and operator ofthe Hugoton Jayhawk facility, which the company says is positionedto become the regional processor of choice for gas produced inOklahoma, Colorado and the Texas panhandle. The Hugoton Basin insouthwest Kansas is a core area of focus for Amoco’s explorationand production business.

“Amoco is a top natural gas producer and processor in theregion,” said Wayne A. Heth, vice president of Amoco’s US naturalgas liquids business unit. “Our recent investments in gasgathering, compression and measurement, coupled with thehigh-technology Hugoton Jayhawk plant, will help ensure aprofitable presence for us here for many more years to come. We’repositioned for deep development programs and will help producersget the most from the gas business they bring to us.” Amocoproduces more than 3 Bcf/d of gas in North America.

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