USA: Cryogenic Plant Starts Operation Connecting Natural Gas Resources
Eagle Claw Midstream Ventures, a subsidiary of Eagle Claw Midstream Services, announced that the company has commissioned its Toyah I Natural Gas Processing Plant in Reeves County, Texas.
Midland/USA – The cryogenic plant has the capacity to process 60 million cubic feet (approx. 1.7 million m3) of natural gas per day and serves producers in the Permian’s Delaware Basin targeting stacked pay zones including the Upper and Middle Wolfcamp, Bone Spring and Avalon shale formations. The Toyah I plant is served by approximately 120 miles of gathering pipeline and four field compressor stations.
An 18-mile NGL line connects the Toyah I plant to Lone Star’s West Texas Gateway Pipeline, which transports NGLs to the market center at Mont Belvieu, Texas. Toyah I also is connected to Kinder Morgan’s El Paso 1600 pipeline, which has significant excess capacity available for residue gas. Eagle Claw expects to establish an additional connection into Oneok’s West Tex Transmission system, an intrastate natural gas pipeline system that connects into the Roadrunner Gas Transmission Pipeline (“Roadrunner”). Phase One of the Roadrunner project is complete and currently serving markets in El Paso, Texas, and Mexico.
The company also announced that it has purchased a second cryogenic processing plant with the capacity to process 5.7 million m3. Eagle Claw expects to install the Toyah II plant at the same location as customer demand increases. The new plant was manufactured by Honeywell UOP Russell and provides significant flexibility for various NGL recoveries. Front-end engineering already is underway and supporting infrastructure is in place to facilitate rapid installation of the new plant.
“Our goal is to stay a step ahead of our customers’ processing needs and provide the optionality they need to move hydrocarbons to the best possible markets. Bringing the Toyah I plant into service and making plans to install a second plant are important steps in this effort,” said EagleClaw President and CEO Bob Milam.