DEFS Opens OK Pipeline, Consolidates Processing
Duke Energy Field Services (DEFS) began service on its newly
constructed 12-inch, 42-mile natural gas pipeline, which travels
from the company's Carney processing facility to its Kingfisher
plant near Cashion, OK. The company said the line is capable of
moving 60 MMcf/d.
DEFS said that the new pipeline will increase gas flows from
areas that have been constrained due to lack of gas processing
capacity. With the new capacity, DEFS will be able to consolidate
its West Guthrie and West Edmond processing facilities into the
more efficient Kingfisher plant. The Kingfisher expansion,
scheduled for completion by March, will increase current processing
capacity at the location from 135 MMcf/d to 165 MMcf/d.
"The Kingfisher plant expansion will accommodate gas volumes
from West Edmund and West Guthrie as well as excess gas from the
Carney area," said Michael Bradley, senior vice president, Northern
division. "This project benefits both DEFS and its customers by
increasing efficiencies and providing much needed capacity for the
new gas supplies being developed in this growing area in Oklahoma.
While our initial plans called for the closing of the Carney Plant
as well, we recognize that the significant production growth in the
area may require that it remain open indefinitely."
DEFS said it also intends to construct another pipeline in
Oklahoma by July to further consolidate facilities. The 26 MMcf/d
pipeline would travel from DEFS' Goldsby Processing Plant to its
nearby Mustang and Chitwood facilities south of Oklahoma City. A
portion of production being processed at Chitwood will be
redirected to DEFS' Sholem Plant. Once the expansion is completed,
the company said it will be able to close the Goldsby facility all
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