Enterprise Starts Gas Processing Service at East Texas Plant

Enterprise Starts Gas Processing Service at East Texas Plant
The facility can process 200 MMcf/d of gas and extract up to 12,000 bpd of natural gas liquids.

Enterprise Products Partners LP has started operations at its new Bulldog cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Panola County, Texas. The facility can process 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas and extract up to 12,000 barrels per day (BPD) of natural gas liquids (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 now running at almost 100 percent of its capacity and it’s supporting ongoing natural gas production growth from the Cotton Valley and Haynesville plays in East Texas and Louisiana. 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, according to the company.

“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,” Teague said in a statement emailed to Rigzone.

Enterprise Products Partners is a midtream company providing services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Its 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 are comprised of 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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