Blue Mountain Midstream, a wholly owned subsidiary of LINN Energy, has commissioned Chisholm Trail III cryogenic gas plant in Oklahoma, US.


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Located in the prolific Merge/SCOOP/STACK plays near Tuttle, Oklahoma on the company’s facility in Grady County, the gas plant has processing capacity 250 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) and 62,000 horsepower of compression.

The Chisholm Trail III gas plant, which has an initial design capacity of 150 MMcf/d, will reach full design capacity by the fourth quarter of 2018 upon installation of an additional 25,000 horsepower of compression.

The project also includes interconnections into the Southern Star Central, Enable Gas Transmission and ONEOK Gas Transportation natural gas pipelines.

Blue Mountain said that it is considering another system expansion by adding a second train to increase total processing capacity to 500 MMcf/d by late 2019.

The project is depended on the demand for additional processing and treating capacity to serve the significant growth plans in the Merge/SCOOP/STACK plays, the firm noted.

Blue Mountain president and CEO Greg Harper said: “We are pleased to announce the startup of our new Chisholm Trail cryogenic gas plant, which significantly expands our processing capacity in the prolific Merge/SCOOP/STACK plays.

“Blue Mountain is a best in class midstream company providing superior customer service and exceptional reliability in our growing footprint.

“Blue Mountain’s customers continue to see exceptional drilling results, drilling efficiencies and are increasing their drilling activity. In light of this combined with our growing acreage commitments, throughput forecasts for the area continue to rise.

“In response, we will add processing capacity and access to downstream markets, to stay ahead of our customers’ drilling schedules. This includes evaluating the addition of a second train expansion to the facility.”

The firm said additional expansion plans could include 55,000 horsepower of new compression, more than 130 miles of high and low pressure gathering line extensions, and additional delivery interconnects in operation by the end of 2020.

Blue Mountain provides gathering, compression, processing, treating, transportation and marketing services to oil and gas producers in the Merge/SCOOP/STACK plays.