Midcontinent Is Focus Of DCP Midstream Investments

June 2012 Vol. 239 No. 6

DCP Midstream has more than $2 billion of capital investment under way in the Midcontinent, significantly enhancing its leading position in the area as the largest gatherer and processor of natural gas. The growth projects will supply producers with full-value chain service, including NGL takeaway services to the premium Mont Belvieu, TX market.

DCP Midstream is upgrading its National Helium Plant in Liberal, KS to enable it to achieve deep-cut NGL extraction. National Helium is the largest gas processing plant in the Midcontinent capable of processing more than 600 MMcf/d of liquids-rich gas.

DCP is increasing the interconnectivity of National Helium with its gas gathering and processing systems in the Texas Panhandle and central Oklahoma for improved flexibility. This allows DCP to further reroute gas between multiple processing facilities and residue/NGL outlets.

DCP is extending its gas gathering infrastructure in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandle areas and western Oklahoma to accommodate more than 250 MMcf/d of liquids-rich gas in the growing Granite Wash, Woodford Cana, Tonkawa, Marmaton and Cleveland plays.

DCP is constructing grassroots gathering systems in the western and eastern Mississippi Lime play for producers that have dedicated up to 1 million acres of land to DCP.

DCP’s Southern Hills Pipeline is expected to be in service mid-2013 with a target capacity of more than 150,000 bpd. Southern Hills will extend to the northwest to connect National Helium Plant as well as multiple other DCP-owned and third-party gas processing plants and provide producers connectivity to the Mont Belvieu market.