Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has announced the start of commercial operations at its new cryogenic natural gas processing facility in Reeves County, Texas, US. The Orla 1 plant has a nameplate capacity of 300 million ft3/d of natural gas processing and is capable of extracting in excess of 40 000 bpd of NGLs. The start-up of the initial processing train at the Orla complex will be followed by the start-up of the Orla 2 processing train in 4Q18 and the Orla 3 processing train in 2019.
When complete, the three trains will be able to process up to 1 billion ft3/d of natural gas and have the capacity to produce 150 000 bpd of NGLs. In conjunction with the Orla 1 start-up, the partnership also placed approximately 70 miles of high-pressure residue natural gas pipeline into service, connecting the plant to its existing intrastate natural gas pipeline system and a 30-mile extension of its NGL system to provide producers with takeaway capacity and direct access to Enterprise’s integrated network of NGL assets.
“The start of operations at our Orla natural gas processing complex will facilitate continued growth of natural gas and NGL production in the Permian Basin, which is expected to double over the next four years,” said A. J. Teague, CEO of Enterpise’s general partner. “The completion of the three trains at Orla, along with Enterprise’s existing assets, will increase our processing capacity in the Permian Basin to 1.5 billion ft3/d. When combined with Enterprise’s extensive integrated midstream network that includes our NGL fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas, Orla will support Delaware Basin producers with flow assurance and access to expanding domestic and international markets.”
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