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Deepwater Production Drives Design of New Gulf Gas Plant

Deepwater Production Drives Design of New Gulf Gas Plant

Published in Oil & Gas Journal, March 16, 1998
Authors: Luther Petty, J. J. (Roger) Chen, Doug Elliot, International Process Services, Inc., and Rod Nielsen, Amoco Corporation

Exploration and production success in deepwater, eastern Gulf of Mexico has created the need for additional gas-transmission and processing infrastructure. The Destin pipeline and the Pascagoula gas-processing plant (Fig. 1) are being built to serve this need.

The Destin pipeline originates at a junction platform at Main Pass 260 and, after coming onshore near Pascagoula, Mississippi, will connect with five interstate gas transmission pipelines, by-passing gas-transportation bottlenecks in Louisiana and Alabama.

The Pascagoula plant will be built near the point the pipeline comes onshore and immediately before the first compressor station