Lucid Energy Group LLC has purchased a new cryogenic processing plant that will be located 10 miles southeast of the town of Big Lake in Reagan County, Texas. This strategic location is in the heart of the Permian’s Midland Basin in West Texas.
Manufactured by UOP Russell, the Big Lake plant has a natural gas processing capacity of 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) and will bring Lucid’s total processing capacity in the Midland Basin to 320 MMcf/day. The Big Lake plant will connect to Lucid’s 450-mile pipeline system and support natural gas production from the Wolfcamp shale play in Irion, Reagan and Crockett counties. Construction is underway and the plant is expected to be in service in the first quarter of 2015.
Big Lake will be the third natural gas processing plant that Lucid has constructed since the company started operating in the Permian Basin less than two years ago. The facility will be located near the center of volume growth on Lucid’s rapidly expanding gas gathering system and in close proximity to multiple residue gas and natural gas liquids markets. The Big Lake plant will connect to Lucid’s existing high-pressure gas header system, which reaches across five counties in the Midland Basin.