Lucid Energy expands Delaware basin gas gathering, processing

Lucid Energy Group LLC, Dallas, has completed part of the ongoing, planned expansion of its gas gathering and processing capacity in the Delaware basin of Eddy and Lea counties, NM (OGJ Online, Sept. 2, 2016).

Alongside raising capacity of its recently acquired Red Hills cryogenic processing plant in Lea County to 110 MMcfd from 60 MMcfd, the company also has commissioned two compressor stations and liquids-handling capability at eight existing compressor stations that have resulted in an 80-Mcfd increase in gathering capacity along its South Carlsbad system, Lucid said.

The company currently is in the process of building a 200-MMcfd cryogenic processing train and amine treating installations at the Red Hills plant, as well as 80 miles of gathering pipeline within the South Carlsbad system.

The incremental expansions follow Lucid Energy Group II LLC’s Aug. 30 purchase of Agave Energy Co.’s midstream infrastructure in southeastern New Mexico’s Delaware basin and the Powder River basin of eastern Wyoming, at which time Lucid announced plans to grow the former Agave gathering and processing assets.

Scheduled to be commissioned in mid-2017, the cryogenic processing train at Red Hills will increase overall processing capacity of the complex to 310 MMcfd.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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