A quartet of Enterprise deals

Midstream pipeline giant Enterprise Products Partners put out a burst of news this week on a handful of projects. Here’s a rundown:

  • Enterprise’s Mid-America Pipeline Co. started a binding open season in search of shippers for a planned expansion of the Rocky Mountain portion of its natural gas liquids pipeline system.

The nearly 2,800-mile pipeline runs from the San Juan Basin production areas to Enterprise’s fractionator in Gaines County, Texas, which then links to the NGL fractionation complex at Mont Belvieu.

The pipeline currently carries 275,000 barrels per day but the expansion can add between 45,000 and 85,000 barrels per day.

The open season began March 29 and runs until 5 p.m. CDT April 29.

  • Enterprise signed a six-year agreement to provide Anadarko Petroleum with a package of services in the Eagle Ford Shale play of South Texas, including natural gas processing, natural gas liquids fractionation and transportation

As part of the deal Enterprise will construct a new 46.5-mile, 24-inch pipeline through LaSalle County.

The partnership can currently process about 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas, but a planned cryogenic processing plant in Lavaca County will add another 600 million cubic feet per day of capacity.

  • Enterprise will also nearly double the capacity of its natural gas liquids import/export terminal on the Houston Ship Channel, allowing it to handle more than 10,000 barrels per hour of propane and other NGLs, as well as the ability to load multiple vessels simultaneously.

The expansion is expected to be complete in the second half of 2012.

  • LLOG Exploration and LLOG Deepwater Development Co. signed a deal with Enterprise to connect natural gas production from four blocks in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico to Enterprise’s Independence Trail pipeline.

The gas will reach Independence Trail through a new 17-mile, 10-inch diameter pipeline from the LLOG-operated Opti-Ex production platform that will be installed at Mississippi Canyon Block 547.