Houston-based private gas gatherer Pinon Midstream said last week it is expanding Dark Horse, its sour gas treating and carbon capture facility in Lea County, N.M. Construction on a fully subscribed amine treating unit (Train III) is scheduled to begin in 2023Q3 with an in-service date of January 2024. Pinon said it also has started engineering work for Train IV. And a second acid gas injection well was placed into service in April “making Pinon’s facility the largest (active, permitted) AGI system in the state of New Mexico with a maximum injection capacity of 20 million cfd” (accommodates up to 500 million cfd of treating capacity at Dark Horse).
Two additional compressor stations will be placed into service in 2024 to bring Pinon’s total compression capacity to 350 million cfd among six compressor stations.
Formed in 2020, Dark Horse provides a state-of-the-art sour natural gas treating and carbon capture solution for oil and natural gas producers operating in Delaware Basin. Dark Horse reduces the environmental impact of oil and gas operations in the region through the capture and permanent sequestration of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide.