US-based midstream services company Caballo Energy has brought its gas processing plant Carmen online in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma.

The new cryogenic plant with a capacity of 60 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d) has increased the company’s total processing capacity in the area to almost 100 MMcf/d.

Caballo’s new facility will serve the growing natural gas production in the liquids-rich Mississippi Lime and Cana Woodford shale plays and it has secured long-term commitments for the plant.

At present, Carmen is working at its 80% capacity.

Caballo president and CEO Bob Firth said bringing the plant online is part of the company’s efforts to expand the Eagle Chief system.

"We believe the region has significant potential for future growth, particularly to the east and into Kansas," Firth added.

The company is also planning to build a second cryogenic plant in the area.