Plans have been unveiled for a new cryogenic processing facility in the Midland Basin, US – and it’s expected to be fully commissioned in July 2022.

US-based Saulsbury on Tuesday (12th Oct) confirmed the news, having been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Pinnacle Midstream for the development.

Marking the 60th cryogenic processing facility the company has worked on since 2006, the plant is designed with a base-rate capacity of 200 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd)

The facility will include amine treating, molecular sieve dehydration, cryogenic gas processing, residue gas compression, nitrogen rejection, slug catching, condensate stabilisation, and all balance of plant equipment, utilities, electrical, instrumentation and controls infrastructure.

On the contract, Jimmy Matthews, Chief Operating Officer at Saulsbury, said, “Saulsbury is bless to be afforded this opportunity to further our partnership with Pinnacle Midstream.”

“Through an early FEED study and a comprehensive and competitive bid process, our teams worked closely with Pinnacle’s key leadership to meet the design, schedule and budget parameters of the project.”

“This plant will serve as the key anchor processing facility for Pinnacle’s fast growing West Texas midstream infrastructure and enable Saulsbury to continue to demonstrate our continued commitment to providing safe, quality and speed-to-market solutions for our clients’ projects from scope development all the way through commissioning.”

Mike Hillerman, Chief Operations Officer at Pinnacle Midstream, added, “In just a short period of time, since launching in late 2020, we have built a significant gas gathering position in the heart of the Midland basin.”

“That wouldn’t have been possible without the support of top tier service providers and business partners who have been diligently working with us throughout the past year.”

“We are pleased to continue that winning strategy by contracting with Saulsbury, a leader in the natural gas processing industry, for the construction of the first mmscfd train in our Dos Picos gas processing complex.”