Oryx seeks extension of Delaware basin crude gathering

Oryx Midstream Services LLC operating subsidiary Oryx Southern Delaware Oil Gathering & Transport LLC has launched an additional binding open season to secure volume commitments or acreage dedications supporting a 120-mile extension of its Oryx Trans Permian (OTP) crude oil gathering and transportation project into the liquids-rich southern Delaware basin in Texas. The proposed extension is already supported by two producers operating about 50,000 acres in Reeves and Ward counties.

Construction will begin this month and the system is scheduled for completion in this year’s fourth quarter. The full OTP system will include more than 350 miles of oil pipeline supported by more than 230,000 dedicated acres.

In addition to low-pressure gathering and transportation assets, OTP includes roughly 112 miles of 16-in. OD transmission pipeline spanning portions of the Texas counties of Reeves, Ward, Pecos, Crane, Upton, and Midland. It has two major interconnects, an active connection into Magellan’s Longhorn pipeline near Crane, Tex., and a future connection into Enterprise’s Midland terminal scheduled for completion in August.

OTP also includes three storage terminals near the Texas towns of Pecos, Crane, and Midland, with 150,000 bbl of leased or owned capacity currently in service. Oryx will expand the system’s storage capacity to more than 390,000 bbl with additional tankage in Reeves, Ward, and Crane counties.

The open season closes June 17.

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