Enterprise Products Partners plans to build a new cryogenic natural gas processing facility and associated natural gas, along with NGL pipeline infrastructure in the Delaware Basin of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico.
The pipeline portion of the project will include construction of rich natural gas gathering lines, a residue pipeline to Waha and an NGL pipeline to Enterprise’s Mid-America Pipeline system. These assets will be designed to integrate with the rest of the company’s Delaware Basin infrastructure.
The site of 300 MMcf/d facility has not been determined; it will be capable of extracting more than 40,000 bpd of NGL. The project has the long-term support of a major producer and is expected to begin service in the second quarter of 2018.
Th project is the third cryogenic natural gas processing plant Enterprise has announced in less than 24 months. Altogether, these initiatives are expected to increase the company’s processing capacity in the Delaware Basin to 800 MMcf/d vs 40 MMcf/d in 2012.
“The South Eddy facility began operations earlier this year, while our joint venture processing plant at Waha is expected to begin service in the third quarter of 2016,” said A.J. “Jim” Teague, chief executive officer of Enterprise’s general partner.