MIDLAND, Texas – Oryx Midstream Services announced the successful completion of the open season for a new regional crude oil gathering and transportation system that will provide additional pipeline capacity across the Northern Delaware Basin.
The system will extend into Carlsbad, Eddy, Lynch and Lea County in New Mexico, near the state line shared with Texas.
Construction on the new system is ongoing and Oryx expects to complete the initial phases of the project in the second half of 2018, with the system expansion expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.
The expanded Delaware Basin system will consist of more than 500 miles of new gathering and transportation pipeline with more than 1.5 million barrels of storage capacity. Its eventual throughput capacity will reach about 700,000 bpd. With this expanded reach, Oryx will serve production from every active county in the Delaware Basin, including Loving, Reeves, Ward, Pecos, Winkler and Culberson Counties, Texas.
Upon completion of the system, Oryx’s total Delaware Basin transportation capacity will ultimately exceed 900,000 bpd. The system will provide crude oil quality segregation and batching capabilities through more than 2 million barrels of operational storage capacity to maintain the quality of multiple grades of crude oil streams across the company’s footprint.