Enterprise, Oxy commission Delaware basin gas plant

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) and an affiliate of Occidental Petroleum Corp., both of Houston, have commissioned a 150-MMcfd cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Reeves County, Tex., to handle growing rich-gas production from the Delaware basin (OGJ Online, Apr. 30, 2015).

The gas plant, which is supported by long-term, firm delivery contracts and also equipped to extract more than 22,000 b/d of NGLs, began operations on Aug. 3, said EPP, which operates the plant on behalf of Delaware Basin Gas Processing LLC (DBGP), a 50-50 joint venture of EPP and Oxy.

In conjunction with the DBGP plant, EPP said it also has completed construction of an 82-mile, 12-in. NGL pipeline that connects to its Chaparral pipeline to provide customers with access to EPP’s fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Tex.

The company’s Texas intrastate pipeline system also will provide natural gas transportation services at the tailgate of the plant for access to multiple markets, EPP said.

Startup of the new plant follows EPP’s May commissioning of its 200-MMcfd cryogenic gas processing plant in Eddy County, NM, both of which come as part of the company’s overall strategy to double its capacity in the Delaware basin during 2016 (OGJ Online, May 20, 2016).

The company also recently announced plans to build and commission a 300-MMcfd cryogenic gas processing plant by mid-2018 to further expand its gas processing capacity in the Delaware basin of West Texas or southeastern New Mexico (OGJ Online, June 20, 2016).

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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