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A Couple of Barnett Midstream Updates


Last week Crosstex Energy announced the expansion of their Barnett Shale gathering system in North Texas.  The expansion consists of a 15-mile pipeline system that includes a 7-mile low-pressure pipeline, an 8-mile high-pressure pipeline and a compressor station in Tarrant County.  The price tag of the expansion is $25 million and the project is supported by volumetric commitments.  Crosstex is expecting to have the system operational in the first quarter of 2011 and is anticipating a peak flow rate of more than 100 MMcf/d in 2012.

Below is a map from the Crosstex Energy Morgan Keegan MLP Conference Presentation given in June 2010.  It shows Crosstex’s North Texas gathering systems and the new expansion is in Southwest Tarrant County.

In other recent midstream news, Enterprise Products Partners announced the completion of the southernmost portion of their Trinity River Lateral pipeline which consists of a 31 mile 30-inch pipe.  In September of 2009 the northern portion of the pipeline was put into service to provide natural gas transportation from the Newark East Field in Wise County.  That portion consists of a roughly 9-mile 36-inch diameter pipe and a 4-mile 20-inch lateral.  The complete Trinity River Lateral pipeline extends from north of Arlington, TX in the Trinity River Basin to an interconnect with the Sherman Extension pipeline near Justin, TX.  Takeaway capacity is expected to be up to 1 Bcf/d, providing transportation for Tarrant and Denton Counties.

For more information visit the Barnett Shale Midstream Folder in the Unconventional Updates in DI’s DNA.

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Anne Leonard

In January 2015, Anne Leonard headed the team that launched the latest addition to DrillingInfo’s international publications, International Scout Frontier North America which covers the US Gulf of Mexico as well as Maritime and Arctic Canada. She has been reporting on exploration and production for more than 30 years. She began her career in Denver covering the Rocky Mountain Region, and has spent the last 10 years covering the international arena, with a particular focus on Latin America, Africa, Western Europe and the Far East. Anne received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Nebraska.