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Mobile Bay Expansion in Service

Mobile Bay Expansion in Service

Phase I of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line's Mobile Bay Lateral expansion went into operation Aug. 1, providing 350 MMcf/d of capacity from the Outer Continental Shelf to Station 82 and 214 MMcf/d onshore from Station 82 to Transco's mainline near Butler, AL. July 1 was the initially targeted in-service date.

Phase I of the Mobil Bay Lateral expansion solved bottlenecks for shipper Snyder Oil Corp. Snyder was able to increase Main Pass gas production by about 60% to 300 MMcf/d gross and 120 cubic feed per day net. With the new takeaway capacity in place, the company brought its Main Pass 261 A-3 and A-5 wells on line and is planning to complete the A-4 well later this month. "We expect our second half production from the Gulf of Mexico to increase more than 50 percent compared to the first half of the year now that the Transco pipeline is operational at Main Pass," William G. Hargett, Snyder chief operating officer. "With the additional volumes being placed on production, we are confident in reaching our corporate target of increasing production by 40 percent this year from our core properties despite the one-month delay in Transco coming online."

Phase II of the expansion is expected to provide an additional 135 MMcf/d of onshore capacity in November. Upon completion of both phases, the project will transport 350 MMcf/d from the OCS to the Transco mainline and increase the capacity on the existing lateral from 520 MMcf/d to 784 MMcf/d.

Joe Fisher, Houston

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