American Midstream Partners, LP (AMID) has entered into a joint venture agreement with Targa Midstream Services LLC to create Cayenne Pipeline, LLC. Cayenne will transport Y-grade NGLs from the Targa-operated Venice Energy Services Company, LLC gas processing plant to Enterprise Products Partners’ pipeline at Toca, Louisiana, for delivery to Enterprise Products Partners’ Norco Fractionator.
As part of the joint venture, AMID is contributing an underutilized natural gas pipeline that will be converted into high value, natural gas liquids service. The project is supported by a 15-year dedication for all NGL production from Targa’s 750 MMcf/d Venice plant with inlet from six offshore pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico, including the prolific deep-water Mississippi Canyon area. The pipeline will have initial capacity of over 40,000 barrels per day with the ability to throughput more than 50,000 barrels per day. AMID and Targa will each have 50% economic interests and 50% voting rights, respectively, with Targa serving as the operator of the venture. The costs of conversion and associated construction will be shared equally by AMID and Targa.
The project has received necessary change of service permits and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2017.
“Formation of Cayenne is another step in executing our strategy of linking off-shore gas supply to on-shore demand,” said Lynn Bourdon III, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMID. “The project will benefit the offshore producer community while driving a significant increase in the value of a pipeline by altering its service. We are also pleased to have a world class operating partner in Targa involved with this project.”