Matador Resources commissions Delaware basin gas plant

Matador Resources Co., Dallas, has commissioned its Black River cryogenic natural gas processing plant at the Rustler Breaks prospect area of the Delaware basin in Eddy County, NM.

Matador Resources Co., Dallas, has commissioned its Black River cryogenic natural gas processing plant at the Rustler Breaks prospect area of the Delaware basin in Eddy County, NM.

The Black River plant, which has an inlet capacity of 60 MMcfd, entered operation during the week of Aug. 22-26 on time and on budget, Matador said.

Nearly twice the size of a previous processing plant Matador built at its Wolf prospect area of Loving County, Tex., and later sold to an affiliate of EnLink Midstream LLC, the Black River plant will process Matador’s own Rustler Breaks gas production as well as that of third-party producers in the region, the company said (OGJ Online, Aug. 4, 2016).

Alongside the new gas plant, Matador also confirmed it has completed installation, testing, and startup of a 15-mile, 12-in. natural gas line that extends the length of and already is gathering production from its Rustler Breaks acreage.

In its latest presentation to investors, Matador said it currently is evaluating expansion options for the Black River plant to support ongoing and future gas development of its Rustler Breaks position, which includes 23,500 gross (15,200 net) acres.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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