Eagle Ford Gathering, Williams enter Eagle Ford processing agreement

Christopher E. Smith
OGJ Pipeline Editor

HOUSTON, June 17 -- Eagle Ford Gathering LLC, a 50-50 joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Copano Energy LLC, reached a long-term agreement with Williams Partners LP to process Eagle Ford shale production at Williams Partners' Markham processing plant in Matagorda County, Tex. EFG will construct a 7-mile, 20-in. OD lateral to connect its previously announced crossover pipeline project to the Markham plant and install 3,400 hp of compression.

The agreement will initially provide EFG with 100 MMcfd of processing capacity at the Markham plant, with an option to increase to 200 MMcfd. KMEP described the agreement as augmenting a previously announced agreement with Formosa Hydrocarbons Co., resulting in as much as 375 MMcfd of total processing capacity through the crossover project.

Copano said the venture’s 117-mile, 30-in. and 24-in. OD system through McMullen, La Salle, Dimmit, and Webb counties is nearing completion and is scheduled to enter service in September, processing JV gas at Copano's Houston Central complex in Colorado County via KMEP’s Laredo-to-Katy pipeline.

Copano announced plans to expand its Houston Central plant by 400 MMcfd of cryogenic processing in April. The expansion will bring total processing capacity at Houston Central to 1.1 bcfd (OGJ Online, Apr. 19, 2011).

KMEP said it expects to break ground on the crossover pipeline in July and place it in service in this year’s fourth quarter, with total pipeline and compression costs estimated at $27 million.

Contact Christopher E. Smith at chriss@ogjonline.com.

Related Articles

Ukraine gas plant starts up

03/12/2014 KUB-Gas LLC, a partially owned unit of Calgary-based Serinus Energy Inc., has completed and commissioned a gas processing plant at Makeevskoye, Ukr...

DCP Midstream adding processing in DJ, Eagle Ford basins

02/03/2014

DCP Midstream LLC will add nearly 500 MMcfd of natural gas processing capacity in two liquids-rich US basins, the company reported.

Wealth of gas processing, pipeline projects planned for Marcellus-Utica region

02/01/2014 The surge in gas production in the Marcellus shale and imminent follow-on supply from the Utica shale have created a need for processing capacity t...

Growing NGL production alters regional pipeline flows, spurs new gas processing capacity in Utica

02/01/2014 Midstream companies like MarkWest Energy are working hard to increase gas gathering, processing, fractionation, and takeaway capacity to service th...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected