Plains to expand Bone Spring, Permian takeaway capacity

Christopher E. Smith
OGJ Pipeline Editor

HOUSTON, June 17 -- Plains All American Pipeline LP is undertaking a construction and expansion project serving the Bone Spring play in the Delaware basin of West Texas. Plains’ Bone Spring project includes adding 6 miles of 6-in. OD pipe to an existing system and constructing 20 miles of 12-in. OD pipe.

Initial capacity of the new lines will be 65,000 b/d, moving production primarily from Ward, Winkler, Reeves, and Loving counties. These pipelines will interconnect with Plains’ Basin system and the company also will build as much as 100,000 bbl of new storage and terminalling capacity to be brought online in stages.

Plains expects the project to service by yearend, supported by long-term agreements with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Plains owns and operates 3,500 miles of oil gathering and trunk pipelines and 20 million bbl of oil storage capacity serving the Permian basin. It says it transported about 470,000 b/d of crude out of the Permian basin in 2010.

Plains announced plans in May to build a 300,000 b/d, 130-mile pipeline delivering Eagle Ford shale crude to market (OGJ Online, May 18, 2011).

Contact Christopher E. Smith at

Related Articles

Permian briefs


WoodMac: Wolfcamp spending could surpass that of Bakken by 2017

08/04/2014 Activity in the Wolfcamp shale is expanding and, by as early as 2017, could overtake the Bakken in tight oil spending, according to analysis on the...

Permian operators increasingly target shale as new technology rejuvenates legacy oil field


The old saying "the best place to find oil is in an oil field" is holding true in the Permian basin.

Apache fracs Wolfcamp wells without fresh water in dry Barnhart project area

02/11/2014 At a site in drought-stricken West Texas, Apache Corp. has devised a system to hydraulically fracture wells in the prolific Wolfcamp shale without ...

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