TEAK Midstream L.L.C. has begun operation of more than 250 miles of gas gathering and residue delivery pipelines and the adjoining Silver Oak 200 MMcf/d cryogenic gas processing plant in South Texas to serve gas producers operating in the Eagle Ford play and surrounding area.
TEAK plans to expand its gas processing capacity by 200 MMcf/d by early 2014 based on volume commitments to date and increasing demand to process liquids-rich gas from the Eagle Ford play as well as from the Buda, Pearsall, Olmos and Escondido formations.
Early indicators of the Silver Oak plant’s operational performance show it is capable of generating some of the highest recoveries of NGLs from gas streams in South Texas.
TEAK’s new facilities include two inlet high-pressure gas gathering systems. One system consists of 178 miles of 24-inch and 16-inch pipeline with a capacity of 600 MMcf/d. The second system consists of 22 miles of 20-inch pipeline with a capacity of 400 MMcf/d.
TEAK’s new pipeline system also includes 57 miles of 20-inch residue gas pipeline that will deliver dry gas from the Silver Oak plant to six major downstream intrastate and interstate pipelines. TEAK has also constructed three miles of 12-inch NGL pipeline that transport liquids recovered at the Silver Oak plant to the DCP Sand Hills NGL pipeline.