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Enterprise Brings Two Gas Processing Plants Online in Texas

Enterprise Products Partners L.P., January 23, 2020

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has announced that its Mentone cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Loving County, Texas was recently placed into service. The facility has the capacity to process 300 million cubic feet per day (“MMcf/d”) of natural gas, and extract more than 40,000 barrels per day (“BPD”) of natural gas liquids (“NGL”). Supported by a long-term acreage dedication agreement, the new plant facilitates the continued growth of natural gas and NGLs from the Delaware Basin.

Mentone is our seventh natural gas processing plant in the Delaware Basin and increases our total capacity in the Permian Basin to more than 1.6 MMcf/d of natural gas processing and more than 250,000 BPD of NGL extraction,” said Brent Secrest, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Enterprise’s general partner. “These assets provide critical infrastructure to facilitate growing natural gas and NGL production in the region, which is expected to increase by more than 60 percent over the next five years. The addition of Mentone also enhances access to our fully integrated midstream network of assets linking producers in the Delaware Basin to domestic and international demand.

Enterprise has also constructed 66 miles of large-diameter gathering and residue pipelines and expanded compression capabilities that link Mentone to the partnership’s NGL and Texas Intrastate natural gas pipeline networks. To accommodate the increase in NGLs, Enterprise is in the process of constructing 300,000 BPD of fractionation capacity at its Mont Belvieu, Texas complex.

Enterprise also recently began operations at its new Bulldog cryogenic natural gas processing plant (previously referred to as the “Panola 3 gas plant”) in Panola County, Texas. The facility has the capability to process 200 MMcf/d of natural gas, and extract up to 12,000 BPD of NGLs. Combined with Enterprise’s existing Panola cryogenic facility, this new plant gives the company the capacity to process a total of 320 MMcf/d and produce in excess of 18,000 BPD of NGLs within the region.

The Bulldog plant is currently running near 100 percent of its capacity and is integral to helping facilitate continued growth of natural gas production from the Cotton Valley and Haynesville formations in East Texas and Louisiana. The Bulldog plant is a strategic complement to the Enterprise value chain as NGLs produced at the plant will be transported on the Panola Pipeline to Mont Belvieu, Texas for fractionation services. Residue gas from the tailgate of the Bulldog plant will have connectivity with Enterprise’s North Texas Intrastate pipeline system, along with other major pipelines and markets in the East Texas – Carthage area. The Bulldog plant fully integrates Enterprise’s existing Fairplay gathering system with the BTA gathering system, which was acquired in 2017.

The addition of this new natural gas processing plant demonstrates Enterprise’s commitment to investing in the world-class natural gas shale in East Texas and Louisiana,” said A.J. “Jim” Teague, chief executive officer of Enterprise’s general partner. “The Bulldog facility, along with other growth projects under construction in the region, aggregates natural gas on our system and creates an opportunity for future expansion of our natural gas value chain from East Texas to the Gulf Coast. This project is also an example of our success in leveraging opportunistic, strategic acquisitions,” continued Teague.


About Enterprise Products Partners

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Our services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation, storage and export and import terminals; crude oil gathering, transportation, storage and export and import terminals; petrochemical and refined products transportation, storage, export and import terminals and related services; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. The partnership’s assets include approximately 50,000 miles of pipelines; 260 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals; and 14 Bcf of natural gas storage capacity.


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