Extraction

Industry Briefs

Williams has launched plans to build a 261-mile pipeline to transport natural gas liquids (NGL) and olefins from its extraction plant in Fort McMurray, AB, to its processing facility in Redwater, AB. The Tulsa-based company now processes off-gas from Suncor Energy’s oilsands facility in the Fort McMurray area, extracting the NGL and olefins for transport via the Suncor Oil Sands Pipe Line. The proposed 12-inch diameter pipeline, estimated to cost US$283 million, would provide additional capacity for Suncor liquids as well as NGL capacity for other area producers’ off-gas. Pending Canadian regulatory approvals, construction is set to begin in 2010 with in-service estimated to be in April 2012. The pipeline initially would have a 43,000 b/d capacity for off-gas liquids, with the future capability to transport up to 125,000 b/d with additional pump station installation. In support of the new pipeline, Suncor is dedicating 106 MMcf/d of off-gas, equal to about 15,000 b/d of production, with the potential to add more processing volumes at the Fort McMurray and Redwater facilities through 2032.

May 4, 2009

Williams Proposes NGL Pipe to Serve Alberta Oilsands Growth

Williams Thursday launched plans to build a 261-mile pipeline to transport natural gas liquids (NGL) and olefins from its extraction plant in Fort McMurray, AB, to its processing facility in Redwater, AB.

May 1, 2009

Industry Briefs

Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. plan to build and operate a West Texas carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction plant and pipeline that is expected to boost Occidental’s Permian Basin oil production by at least 50,000 b/d and Sandridge’s production of high-CO2 natural gas to 350 MMcf/d (260 MMcf/d net). Occidental will put up the $1.1 billion in development costs, own and operate the facilities and claim 100% of the CO2. The Century Plant in Pecos County, TX, combined with existing SandRidge CO2 processing plants, would allow treatment of approximately 1 Bcf/d of high-CO2 gas by year-end 2011. The CO2 takeaway capacity is expected to be at least 450 MMcf/d. SandRidge would drill, produce, and deliver high-CO2 gas to the Century Plant and retain 100% of the methane gas at the tailgate under a 30-year agreement. The Oklahoma company expects the facility also will enable it to develop 1.7 Tcf of additional methane reserves from high-CO2 gas. The company currently has the capability of producing 70 MMcf (50 MMcf net) per day of methane from high-CO2 gas. Occidental also plans to build pipelines from McCamey, TX, to Denver City, TX, to deliver the CO2 to its enhanced oil production facilities.

July 7, 2008

Oxy, SandRidge to Develop, Process West Texas High-CO2 Gas

Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. plan to build and operate a West Texas carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction plant and pipeline that is expected to boost Occidental’s Permian Basin oil production by at least 50,000 b/d and Sandridge’s production of high-CO2 natural gas to 350 MMcf/d (260 MMcf/d net), the companies said.

July 7, 2008

Transportation Notes

Citing an electrical problem at the Hastings Extraction Plant, Dominion said it was required to take most of its wet gas system out of service immediately Wednesday. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the outage is expected to last two days, it added. Dominion said it had made arrangements to move some of the wet gas off system to Equitrans. Production physically located in the 3401, 3402, 3403, 3404, 3405, 3406, 3407, 3408, 3409 bubbles behind Camden Station and bubbles 3304, 3305 and 3303 behind Kennedy Station may stay online during this outage, Dominion said, while pool operators must shut in all other gas in the wet system.

February 23, 2006

Williams Mulls Sale of Western Canadian Midstream Assets

Williams late Monday said it was considering selling its natural gas processing and liquids extraction assets in Western Canada in an effort to stay afloat financially. Terms of the potential sale were not disclosed.

July 23, 2002

Williams Mulls Sale of Western Canadian Midstream Assets

Williams late Monday said it was considering selling its natural gas processing and liquids extraction assets in Western Canada in an effort to stay afloat financially. Terms of the potential sale were not disclosed.

July 23, 2002

Aux Sable NGL Facilities Debut

Aux Sable Liquid Products Inc. said its new natural gas liquids(NGL) extraction and fractionation facilities in Channahon, IL, wentinto operation last Friday in conjunction with the start-up of serviceon the Alliance Pipeline system (see Daily GPI, Dec. 1, 2000).

December 5, 2000
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