Enterprise plans expansion projects in Permian Basin

September 7, 2022 By    

Enterprise Products Partners is planning to expand its footprint in the Permian Basin with the addition of two natural gas processing plants and the expansion of a natural gas liquid (NGL) pipeline system.

In the Delaware Basin, Enterprise will add a third plant at its Mentone cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Loving County, Texas. The plant, expected to begin service at the end of the first quarter of 2024, will allow Enterprise to increase nameplate capacity at Mentone by 300 million cu. ft. per day (MMcf/d) and extract an incremental 40,000 barrels per day (bpd) of NGLs. Upon completion, the company will have a total nameplate natural gas processing capacity in the Delaware Basin of 2.2 billion cu. ft. per day (Bcf/d) and more than 300,000 bpd of NGL extraction capabilities.

In the Midland Basin, Enterprise is expanding its network of natural gas processing assets acquired in the purchase of Navitas Midstream in February of 2022. Enterprise will add its seventh natural gas processing plant in Midland County, Texas. Plant 7 will have a nameplate natural gas processing capacity of 300 MMcf/d and the capability to extract over 40,000 bpd of NGLs. Following its completion at the end of the first quarter of 2024, the company will have a total of 1.6 Bcf/d of processing capacity and more than 220,000 bpd of NGL extraction capabilities in the Midland Basin.

Enterprise also plans to expand its Shin Oak NGL pipeline system via looping and modification of existing pump stations. The initial expansion would add up to 275,000 bpd of capacity, with completion expected in the first half of 2024.

“The Permian Basin continues to be the driver for U.S. production growth of crude oil, natural gas and NGLs that supports increasing energy demand both domestically and abroad,” says A.J. “Jim” Teague, co-CEO of Enterprise’s general partner. “The reliable supplies are a vital necessity for world markets, given the disruptions caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”

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