Enterprise Products Cryogenic Processing Expands by 300 mmcfd in Yoakum

The plant is now at two-thirds of its planned ultimate capacity of 900 mmcfd
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Enterprise Products’ second 300 mmcfd cryogenic processing train in Yoakum, in Lavaca County, has come online. Capacity is now 600 mmcfd at the plant and the company has the ability to extract 74,000 b/d of NGLs. The first Enterprise Yoakum processing train came online in May of 2012.

The latest announcement includes the second train and brings capacity to two-thirds of what is ultimately planned. When completed the facility will have total capacity of 900 mmcfd.

“Like the Eagle Ford Shale play itself, our Yoakum natural gas facility continues to exceed expectations and provide Enterprise with new growth opportunities,” said A.J. “Jim” Teague, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Enterprise’s general partner. “Based on the operating results [Read more…]

Anadarko Increases Eagle Ford Reserves – Resource Estimate to 600 mmboe

Now Plans 4,000 Wells and is Drilling 6,600 ft Horizontal Laterals

Anadarko increased its resource estimate for its Eagle Ford Shale properties to 600 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) at its analyst day. The company also reported having before tax rates of return of more than 100% at as little as $2 natural gas prices, as long as oil is $100 per bbl. The average well across the company’s acreage produces 65% liquids (40% oil & 25% NGLs). [Read more…]

Enterprise Products Partners to Expand Eagle Ford Gas Pipeline and Processing

Enterprise Products Partners announced plans to expand natural gas pipeline and NGL infrastructure in the Eagle Ford Shale. The developments are in response to demand from operators in the region who are experiencing strong growth. The company estimates current crude oil production is 200,000- 250,000 bbls/d and may ultimately reach 750,000-850,000 bbls/d. Plans will be in service by the first quarter of 2013 and include:

  • Additional 300 mmcfd train at the Yoakum cryogenic plant in Lavaca County, TX
  • Adding 62 miles of pipeline loops (24 and 30 inch) and compression to add 300 mmcfd of gathering capability
  • Y-grade pipeline from Yoakum, TX to Mont Belvieu will be expanded from a planned 20 inches to 24 inches.

The 300 mmcfd train at the Yoakum Plant is in addition to the 600 mmcfd under construction. That will bring total capacity up to 900 mmcfd at the opening of this train.  In total, Enterprise Products processing capacity in South Texas will jump from 1.5 bcfd to 2.4 bcfd when the Yoakum plant is fully functional. [Read more…]

Kinder Morgan – Copano Energy Open Eagle Ford Rich Gas System

Kinder Morgan and Copano Energy’s Eagle Ford Shale joint venture began gas flows on its rich gas gathering system in August. Plans include more than 400 miles of pipe and more than 700 mmcfd of processing capacity.

A condensate line that will traverse much of south Texas is slated to open in mid 2012.  [Read more…]