DCP Midstream to expand Permian sour processing capacity

DCP Midstream LLC, Denver, will build a 200-MMcfd sour natural gas processing plant in Lea County, NM, to meet demand from growing Permian basin production, the company reported.

Included in the project will be associated gathering system expansions to for southeast New Mexico and West Texas.

In addition to the Zia II plant are front-end treating for sour gas, two acid-gas injection wells, a 50-mile, 20-in. high-pressure trunk line to intersect DCP Midstream’s existing New Mexico gathering system, and new high-pressure pipelines and compression in West Texas.

DCP said the project is to start up during first-half 2015.

The Zia II plant and gathering systems will increase DCP Midstream’s presence in the Permian, where it owns and operates 18 gas processing plants with total capacity of more than 1.3 bcfd and produces more than 130,000 b/d of NGLs.

The company’s investment in the Permian totals more than $1.7 billion in the past 3 years with the Rawhide plant and the Sand Hills NGL pipeline, according to Greg Smith, president of DCP Midstream’s Permian and North business units (OGJ Online, Feb. 15, 2012; Oct. 25, 2012).

Related Articles

Total lets contracts for Antwerp refinery

04/03/2014 Total SA, through its wholly owned subsidiary Total Olefins Antwerp, formerly Fina Antwerp Olefins (OGJ Online, Dec. 21, 2011), has let two contrac...

UK union calls on government to save Welsh refinery

04/03/2014 Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has called on the UK government to support Welsh industry and ensure secure gasoline supplies by helping to save Mu...

Suncor wraps maintenance at Colorado refinery

04/02/2014

Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, has completed planned maintenance at its 98,000-b/d Commerce City refinery near Denver.

AFPM: Petrochemical industry needs skilled workers

04/02/2014 The current boom in shale resource development has sparked an urgent need in the petrochemical industry for technically skilled workers to build, o...

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