Enterprise Products Partners LP has started operation of the second 300 MMcf/d train at its Yoakum cryogenic gas processing plant in Lavaca County, TX. The facility handles production from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.
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Enterprise Products Partners LP has started the first train at its new cryogenic gas processing plant at Yoakum, TX. This facility has a design capacity of 300 MMcf/d and can extract 37,000 b/d of natural gas liquids. During the start-up period, the plant will process existing Eagle Ford Shale production in a reduced recovery mode to enable testing of the plant and supporting facilities and make adjustments to plant operations. Incoming gas volumes and recovery percentages at the facility will continue to increase throughout May, with full production from the plant expected by June 1. Prior to the start-up of the Yoakum plant, Enterprise had been utilizing capacity at processing plants owned by third parties. Most of these volumes will now be diverted and processed at the Yoakum facility. “The long-term outlook in the Eagle Ford Shale continues to show growth in rich gas production and Enterprise is well-positioned to help meet the need for midstream infrastructure through the cost-effective expansion of our integrated network,” said Jim Teague, COO of Enterprise’s general partner.
The expansion of Boardwalk Field Services LLC’s Eagle Ford Shale gathering system and construction of an associated cryogenic gas processing plant is on schedule, as is work on the Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (BPP) subsidiary’s $90 million Marcellus Shale gathering system project, according to company officials. “We expect that a portion of our Marcellus gathering line will go into service in the very near future, and additional portions of the gathering line will go into service over the next 12 to 24 months,” BPP CEO Stan Horten said during a conference call with financial analysts. Boardwalk is adding about 55 miles of 20- and 24-inch gathering pipeline to its existing 340-mile South Texas gathering system (see Shale Daily, Feb. 7). Once complete, the combined pipeline system will have the capability to move more than 300 MMcf/d of liquids-rich gas from Karnes and Dewitt counties in the heart of the Eagle Ford play. The Marcellus gathering system in northeastern Pennsylvania is designed to connect Southwestern Energy Co. wells in the region to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s (TGP) Line 300 (see Shale Daily, Oct. 11, 2011). BPP’s 1Q2012 operating revenues were $312.9 million, a 1% increase from $311 million during 1Q2011, and the Houston-based partnership’s net income was $92.6 million, a 12% increase from $83 million a year ago.
Teak Midstream LLC is building more than 200 miles of natural gas gathering and residue delivery pipelines and an adjoining 200 MMcf/d cryogenic gas processing plant in South Texas to better serve producers operating in the Eagle Ford Shale, the Dallas-based company said.
Teak Midstream LLC is building more than 200 miles of natural gas gathering and residue delivery pipelines and an adjoining 200 MMcf/d cryogenic gas processing plant in South Texas to better serve producers operating in the Eagle Ford Shale, the Dallas-based company said Tuesday.
An open season for Project Mariner West, a proposed pipeline to deliver ethane from MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources LLC’s Houston, PA, processing and fractionation complex in the Marcellus Shale to Sarnia, ON, has received binding commitments that enable the project to proceed as designed with an initial capacity to transport approximately 50,000 b/d and the ability to expand to support higher volumes as needed, according to Sunoco Logistics Partners LP.
Enbridge Energy Partners LP said it will construct a 150 MMcf/d cryogenic gas processing plant on its Anadarko gas gathering system near Wheeler, TX. The $230 million Ajax plant would serve growing production from the Granite Wash play and is expected to be in service by early 2013. The plant would bring total Anadarko System processing capacity to 1.2 Bcf/d, the partnership said. The Anadarko System consists of about 2,800 miles of gas gathering and transportation pipelines in southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle, one gas treating plant and 12 gas processing plants, including the planned Ajax and previously announced Allison plants.
Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP said it plans to expand its cryogenic Phoenix gas processing plant in Hemphill County, TX, by an incremental 30 MMcf/d. Once the expansion is completed, capacity will be 80 MMcf/d. The expansion, coupled with expansions of related gathering systems, will increase Eagle Rock’s processing and gathering capacity and accommodate volume growth from the Granite Wash play. The projects are intended to complement the partnership’s recent acquisition of CenterPoint Energy assets (see Daily GPI, Oct. 5, 2010), which extended its reach into Hemphill and Wheeler Counties on its East Panhandle System. The projects are expected to be completed during the fourth quarter at a cost of about $20 million.
A California-based company, which now provides produced water services to several shale producers, on Tuesday said an Encana Corp. subsidiary would be the sole fuel supplier for its new fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks, which initially would service Haynesville Shale producers.