Oneok Partners LP will construct a $25 million natural gas liquids gathering pipeline to connect two natural gas processing plants in the Woodford Shale play in southeast Oklahoma to the partnership’s Mid-Continent natural gas liquids gathering system for fractionation.
These two plants will have the ability to produce approximately 25,000 barrels per day of raw natural gas liquids.
The 78-mile pipeline extension will transport raw natural gas liquids from a natural gas processing plant being built by Devon Energy Corp. in Hughes County and a recently constructed natural gas processing plant owned by Antero Resources Midstream Corp. in Coal County.
The extension of 6- and 8-inch pipeline is scheduled for completion by July 1.
“Our supplies of raw natural gas liquids continue to grow from expansions in areas such as the Woodford Shale, resulting in increased NGL volumes being gathered into our Mid-Continent NGL gathering system,” said Terry Spencer, executive vice president of Oneok Partners’ natural gas liquids business.
“When we complete our Arbuckle Pipeline in early 2009, we will be able to transport these additional NGL barrels to our Mont Belvieu, Texas, fractionation facility. As a result, Arbuckle will not only be moving NGLs from the Barnett Shale play of north central Texas, it will also transport natural gas liquids from Oklahoma,” Spencer added.
Arbuckle Pipeline, which is expected to be complete by early 2009, is designed to initially transport up to 160,000 barrels per day of raw natural gas liquids.
Originating from Oneok Partners’ existing Mid-Continent natural gas liquids network in Oklahoma, the 440-mile pipeline will pass through the Barnett Shale area and connect with Oneok Partners’ existing fractionation facility at Mont Belvieu and other Gulf Coast-area fractionators.
Oneok Partners owns an extensive natural gas liquids system in the Mid-Continent, including fractionators and storage in Mont Belvieu, Texas; Conway, Bushton and Hutchinson, Kan.; and Medford. It also owns interstate natural gas liquids distribution pipelines and facilities spanning from Chicago, to Conway, Kan., and on to Mont Belvieu.