Caballo Energy LLC, Tulsa, has started up a 60-MMcfd gas processing plant near Carmen, Okla., in Alfalfa County, bringing Caballo’s total processing capacity in the region to about 100 MMcfd (OGJ Online, Sept. 18, 2012).
The Carmen plant currently operates at 80% capacity, said Caballo, and serves expanding natural gas production in the liquids‐rich Mississippi Lime and Cana Woodford shale plays. The company said that long-term dedications to the plant total more than 125,000 acres.
It is evaluating adding a second cryogenic processing plant at the 160-acre site that would give Caballo 220 MMcfd in processing capacity at Carmen as earlier as June 2014.
The new plant and Caballo’s existing Eagle Chief plant, also in Alfalfa County, serve the company’s Eagle Chief system, which includes more than 600 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines and compression in Alfalfa, Blaine, Garfield, Major, and Woods counties. Caballo delivers processed gas to Oneok’s gas transportation and Panhandle Eastern pipeline. NGLs move to Oneok’s NGL pipeline.
The Eagle Chief system also includes saltwater disposal and crude oil gathering systems. Caballo acquired the Eagle Chief system in December 2011.