Williams/DCP Midstream JV To Build Deepwater Gathering System In Gulf

March 2012, Vol. 239 No. 3

Discovery Producer Services LLC, jointly owned by Williams Partners (60%) and DCP Midstream (40%), plan to expand the Discovery Natural Gas Gathering system in the Gulf of Mexico.

Discovery intends to construct the Keathley Canyon Connector, a 20-inch, 215-mile subsea natural gas gathering pipeline for production from the Keathley Canyon, Walker Ridge and Green Canyon leasing areas in the central Gulf.

Discovery has long-term agreements with the Lucius and Hadrian South owners for natural gas gathering and processing services for production from those fields.
Discovery’s Keathley Canyon Connector will originate in the southeast portion of the Keathley Canyon area and terminate into Discovery’s 30-inch mainline near South Timbalier Block 283. The pipeline will be capable of gathering more than 400 MMcf/d of natural gas.

In addition to the offshore gathering system, the Discovery system includes the Larose natural gas processing plant and Paradis fractionation facility.
Initial gas deliveries are scheduled to being in 2014.