TECHNOLOGY Upgraded gas plant anchors reconfigured gathering system

Warren R.True Pipeline/Gas Processing Editor Modifications at GPM Gas Corp.'s Linam Ranch gas plant, near Hobbs, N.M., were completed late last year, and the plant has been restarted. The company bought the plant from an Enron Corp. subsidiary at the end of 1994 (when it was processing 95 MMcfd), renamed it, and immediately set about modernizing it to improve operations and reap higher NGL recovery and increased reliability. After modifications, capacity is 150 MMcfd. With the addition of another residue-gas-turbine compressor, capacity can be 200 MMcfd. GPM also modified adjoining facilities better to integrate Linam Ranch into the company's reconfigured New Mexico opera...

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