Targa completes Joyce gas plant in Permian basin

Targa Resources Corp., Houston, has completed construction of subsidiary Targa Pipeline Mid-Continent WestTex LLC’s grassroots 200-MMcfd Joyce plant in Rankin, Tex., in the Permian basin of Upton County, Tex.

Targa Resources Corp., Houston, has completed construction of subsidiary Targa Pipeline Mid-Continent WestTex LLC’s grassroots 200-MMcfd Joyce plant in Rankin, Tex., in the Permian basin of Upton County, Tex. (OGJ Online, Feb. 9, 2018; Feb. 7, 2017).

KP Engineering LP (KPE), Tyler, Tex., which provided engineering, procurement, and construction services, completed the project on schedule and on budget, with no recordable safety events, the service provider said.

KPE delivered complete EPC services for the plant, which included the main processing unit, compression, balance of plant items, and associated infrastructure.

In an Apr. 3 presentation to investors, Targa—which commissioned the Joyce plant in March—said it expects the plant to be full once it ramps up to full operations.

As part of the company’s broader program to expand Permian midstream capabilities, Targa also previously let a contract to KPE to provide EPC services for Targa Pipeline Mid-Continent WestTex’s 200-MMcfd Johnson cryogenic gas processing plant in Reagan County, Tex., near Midkiff, in the Permian basin of West Texas (OGJ Online, Mar. 28, 2018; Aug. 25, 2017).

Scheduled to be completed by this year’s third quarter, the Johnson plant also will include a 5,000-b/sd condensate stabilizer, custody transfer metering, slug catchers, and an NGL extraction system.

Targa also said it plans to bring two new gas processing plants online during 2019 in the Midland basin that will collectively add 500 MMcfd of capacity and boost the operator’s total Midland basin processing capacity to more than 2.1 bcfd by fourth-quarter 2019, according to the investor presentation.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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