Enterprise Starts Orla 1 Gas Plant, Pipelines

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has commenced commercial operation of the first natural gas processing train at its new Orla cryogenic natural gas processing facility in Reeves County, Texas. The Orla 1 plant provides natural gas processing capacity of 300 MMcf/d and is capable of extracting more than 40,000 bpd of NGLs.

Enterprise said it also placed approximately 70 miles of high-pressure residue natural gas pipeline into service, connecting Orla to the partnership's existing intrastate natural gas pipeline system and a 30-mile extension of its NGL system.

“The start of operations at our Orla natural gas processing complex will facilitate continued growth of natural gas and NGL production in the Permian Basin, which is expected to double over the next four years,” said A.J. “Jim” Teague, chief executive officer of Enterpise’s general partner.

Enterprise plans to start a second processing trains at the Orla complex in the fourth quarter of this year and another in 2019.  When all three are complete, the complex will be able to process up to 1 Bcf/d of natural gas and have the capacity to produce 150,000 bpd of NGLs, Enterprise said.

“The completion of the three trains at Orla, along with Enterprise’s existing assets, will increase our processing capacity in the Permian Basin to 1.5 Bcf/d," Teague said. "When combined with Enterprise’s extensive integrated midstream network that includes our NGL fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas, Orla will support Delaware Basin producers with flow assurance and access to expanding domestic and international markets.”

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