Brazos Midstream Holdings LLC, Fort Worth, has let a contract to a division of Honeywell UOP LLC to deliver a third cryogenic natural gas processing plant to extract NGLs from gas produced in the southern Delaware basin.
As part of the contract, UOP will provide engineering, fabrication, and supply of a proprietary 200-MMcfd UOP Russell modular cryogenic NGL-recovery unit, the service provider said.
To be called Comanche III, the new unit follows UOP’s supply of two earlier plants equipped with UOP Russell technology that also were customized to handle the unique composition of NGL-rich gas in the Delaware portion of the Permian basin, including the 60-MMcfd Comanche I plant commissioned in 2017 and the recently completed 200-MMcfd Comanche II plant (OGJ Online, Oct. 10, 2017).
While it disclosed neither a value nor timeframe for its work under the current contract, Honeywell UOP Russell said this latest project follows the service provider’s on-time completion earlier this year of Brazos’ Comanche II plant, which will reduce the installation schedule for Comanche III.
With an unidentified site already secured for Comanche III, Brazos previously said it would begin construction on the new plant in early 2018.
Alongside its existing 260 MMcfd of existing operated processing capacity, Brazos also currently owns and operates about 350 miles of natural gas and crude oil pipeline as well as 50,000 bbl of crude oil storage in the Delaware basin.
As part Brazos’ late-2017 acquisition of a natural gas gathering system in the southern Delaware basin from Callon Petroleum Co., the operator signed a long-term, fee-based agreement with Callon for gas gathering and processing services for acreage under development in the southern Delaware’s Ward and Pecos counties in Texas.
Including the Callon dedication, Brazos’ midstream infrastructure is anchored by long-term acreage dedications with Permian operators covering 240,000 acres.
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