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Briefs -- Oklahoma Quakes, EnLink Midstream

In response to seismic activity around Fairview, OK, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Oil and Gas Conservation Division restricted the operation of drilling waste injection wells in the area that inject into the Arbuckle formation. There are only two wells within 10 miles of the center of the seismic activity. One well, operated by PetroWater Solutions, was required to cut injected volumes by 25%. Another well, operated by D&B Operating, was required to cease operations and reduce depth. The regulator took a similar action earlier this month following seismic activity around Medford, OK (see Shale DailyNov. 10).

An EnLink Midstream Partners LP subsidiary agreed to pay $40 million to Apache Corp. to acquire full ownership of their jointly owned Deadwood natural gas processing facility in the Permian Basin. The facility in Glasscock County, TX, has capacity of 58 MMcf/d and was processing 45 MMcf/d in mid-November. The project was developed in 2011; EnLink has operated the facility since startup. The acquisition brings EnLink's processing capacity in the Permian to 343 MMcf/d net, excluding the Riptide processing plant under construction, which would add another 100 MMcf/d of capacity in the Permian's Midland sub-basin. Dallas-based EnLink's assets include more than 9,200 miles of gathering and transportation pipelines, 17 processing plants with 3.6 Bcf/d of processing capacity, seven fractionators with 280,000 b/d of capacity, and barge and rail terminals, product storage facilities, brine disposal wells, a crude oil trucking fleet and equity investments in private midstream companies.

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