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  1. US shale gas surge stimulating < construction of processing plants

    Rising production of natural gas will stimulate construction of gas processing plants in the US this year. Companies are focusing on expanding and building gas processing plants, with new capacity totaling 920 MMcfd to come online this year, according to Oil & Gas Journal’s latest Worldwide Construction Update (OGJ Online, Subscriber Surveys, Nov. 17, 2008). Unconventional gas The boost in construction comes from increased gas production from shale gas plays such as Barnett in Texas, Haynesville in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas, and Marcellus in the Appalachian basin. The Barnett shale has been the single biggest driver in US gas production growth, said Mark Papa, chairman and chief executive officer of EOG Resources at the Independent Petroleum Association of America’s annual meeting Nov. 11 (OGJ, Nov. 17, 2008, p. 32). According to Papa, Barnett shale production is about 4.4 bcfd today, compared with 1 bcfd 4 years ago. The Haynesville and Marcellus shales also are expected to increase US production. Chesapeake Energy Corp. believes Haynesville will become the largest discovery of natural gas in the US and the fourth largest in the world. Chesapeake currently is using 17 operated rigs to further develop its 480,000 net acres of Haynesville shale leasehold and anticipates operating 35 rigs by yearend 2009. Chesapeake is also the largest leasehold owner in the Marcellus play, which spans an area extending from West Virginia to southern New York, with 1.8 million prospective net acres. It plans to increase its Marcellus drilling in 2009. Construction projects The first phase of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s Chapita gas processing plant in the Uinta basin of eastern Utah was completed at the end of 2007. The facility added 250 MMcfd of processing capacity, nearly doubling what was previously available in the basin. The company currently is expanding Chapita to 500 MMcfd with a planned start-up in first-quarter 2009. The plant could be further expanded to 750 MMcfd. Williams is building a 450-MMcfd processing plant in western Colorado’s Piceance basin, where the company has most of its gas production, reserves, and development activity. It will be in Rio Blanco County, Colo. Start-up is scheduled for third-quarter 2009. In late 2007, MarkWest Energy Partners LP announced that it will invest $60 million to expand nearly all of its plants in the Appalachian region. The expansion includes replacing its existing Boldman and Cobb processing plants with cryogenic processing facilities. The work will increase the combined processing capacity at the two locations to 95 MMcfd from 75 MMcfd and will increase the production of natural gas liquids to over 180,000 gpd from 70,000 gpd. Completion is scheduled for early 2009. In April, Enogex LLC, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. announced it will provide gas gathering, processing, and transportation services for Chesapeake in the Colony Granite Wash play in Custer and Washita counties in the Anadarko basin of western Oklahoma. To accommodate the expected production growth in the Colony Granite Wash area, Enogex plans to invest more than $55 million in a combination of additional gathering and transportation pipelines and a gas processing plant near Clinton, Okla. The plant is expected to be in service in 2009 and will process up to 120 MMcfd of gas. Quicksilver Gas Resources LP signed a contract with Exterran Energy Solutions to construct a third gas processing plant with capacity of 125 MMcfd to serve Barnett shale gas producers in the Fort Worth basin of North Texas. The plant is expected to come online during the first quarter of 2009.

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    Mon, 5 Jan 2009

  2. Williams’ Opal gas processing plant shut down after explosion

    Williams Partners LP and Williams reported an explosion and fire at about 2 p.m. MST yesterday affecting the TXP-3 cryogenic processing train at their natural gas processing plant in Lincoln County, Wyo., near the town of Opal. There were no reported injuries or damage to property outside the ...

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    Thu, 24 Apr 2014

  3. MAJOR CARIBBEAN GAS PROCESSING PLANT STARTS UP

    Michael J. Morgan Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd. Point Lisas, Trinidad Mark R. Cousino Conoco Inc. San Angelo, Tex. One of the largest gas processing plants in Latin America began operations June 15 in Trinidad. Startup came only 19 months after ground-breaking. The $100 million, 650 MMcfd plant ...

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    Mon, 28 Oct 1991

  4. Trinidad and Tobago gas processing plant expansion starts up

    Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd. has completed a $155 million expansion of its gas processing plant at Point Lisas, Trinidad and Tobago. The project has doubled the plant's capacities for processing natural gas and for producing, storing, and exporting natural gas liquids. Gas input capacity is now ...

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    Mon, 26 Apr 1999

  1. Statoil signed a 3-year frame agreement with a unit of Foster Wheelerfor FEED services at the Karsto and Kollsnes gas processing plants

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    Wed, 12 Dec 2012

  2. New Mexico gas processing plants add filtration to improve amine operations

    Duke Energy Field Services recently added amine filtration devices at its Linam Ranch and Eunice gas processing plants because they were experiencing operating problems due to a lack of amine filtration.

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    Mon, 25 Apr 2005

  3. RBI reduces turnaround costs for petchem, gas processing plants

    Risk-based inspection (RBI) programs applied in an Aristech Chemical Co. polypropylene plant (Fig. 1) and an Altura Energy Ltd. gas- processing plant used plant-specific evidence and historical and theoretical probabilities to develop well-thought-out inspection plans.

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    Mon, 22 May 2000

  4. Dynegy to build gas processing plant in Chico, Tex.

    Dynegy Inc., Houston, plans to build a second natural gas processing facility in Chico, Tex., adjacent to its existing plant. The 150-MMcfd facility will bring capacity at Chico to 250 MMcfd.

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    Tue, 7 Aug 2001

  5. Russia’s Sibur-Gazprom Neft JV commission gas processing plant

    A joint venture of Russian conglomerate PJSC Sibur Holding, Moscow, and PJSC Gazprom Neft, St. Petersburg, have commissioned the newly built Yuzhno-Priobskiy gas processing plant (Yuzhno-Priobskiy GPP) in Western Siberia’s Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area.

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    Thu, 3 Sep 2015

  6. Gazprom lets contract for Russian gas processing plant

    OOO Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk (GPB), a subsidiary of PJSC Gazprom, has partnered with NIPIgazpererabotka (Nipigaz), Moscow, on design and construction of a grassroots 49 billion-cu m/year natural gas processing plant to be built near the town of Svobodny in Russia’s Amur region.

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    Wed, 29 Jul 2015

  7. CONOCO-MITCHELL TO BUY ORYX GAS PROCESSING PLANTS

    Conoco Inc. and Mitchell Energy Development Corp. plan to form a joint venture to buy Oryx Energy Co.'s interests in 14 natural gas processing plants in Oklahoma and Texas. Acquired interests would boost Conoco and Mitchell NGL production by about 10,000 b/d each. That would increase NGL production ...

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    Mon, 22 Jun 1992

  8. Special Report: Worldwide Gas Processing: Production growth has global gas processing set for expansion

    Plans and proposals for new gas processing plants for much of North America’s newly minted gas production regions—that is, its shale gas areas—failed as of Jan. 1 to bump 2010 gas plant data much higher, as reflected in Oil & Gas Journal’s latest plant-by-plant survey of global gas processing.

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    Mon, 6 Jun 2011

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