The Houston-based oil and gas company Targa Resource Partners LP is planning to expand its natural gas gathering and processing capacities in the Williston and Permian basins, according to a report from the Oil and Gas Journal.
The company will be building a cryogenic gas processing plant capable of processing 300 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd), as well as a header pipeline originating at the plant and extending into the southern area of the Delaware basin. Related gathering and compression infrastructure will be constructed as well.
Located in Winkler County, Texas, west of the company’s current Sand Hills gas processing plant, the new project will offer additional services to operators on the Permian basin’s western side. In combination with the recent startup of its High Plains plant (capable of processing 200-MMcfd) at its San Angelo Operating Unit, Targa will increase processing capacity in the Permian basin to a total of roughly 1.1 billion cubic feet per day. The new plant is projected to be completed in early 2016.
The company has also announced plans to build a cryogenic plant capable of processing 200-MMcfd in McKenzie County, No. Dak. Coupled with a current 40-MMcfd expansion, the new facility will expand Targa’s processing capabilities to about 300-MMcfd and will serve the Bakken and Three Forks shale plays. The new additions are expected to be operational by the end of 2015.