Gas Turbines For Midship Pipeline Co. Project

Map courtesy of Cheniere.

Midship Pipeline Co., a Cheniere company, has filed an application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting authorization to construct, own, and operate the Midcontinent Supply Header Interstate Pipeline Project. If approved, the new 200-mi. (321-km) natural gas pipeline system will include three new mainline compressor stations, one lateral booster station, metering and regulating stations, and appurtenant facilities. The proposed project will provide firm transportation capacity from the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province and the Sooner Trend Anadarko Basin Canadian and Kingfisher plays in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma, USA, to existing natural gas pipelines near Bennington, Oklahoma, for transport to growing US Gulf Coast and Southeast markets. According to Midship, the project will provide a critical link between these production areas and growing demand centers, including LNG export facilities on the Gulf Coast.

The project will consist of 36-in. (914-mm) diameter mainline pipeline beginning at the Okarche Gas Processing Plant near Okarche, Oklahoma, and ending at interconnects with existing interstate natural gas pipelines near the town of Bennington, Oklahoma. The mainline will be rated for a maximum allowable operating pressure of up to 1480 psi (102 bar).

The project includes three mainline compressor stations.

The Calumet Compressor Station, to be located in Canadian County, Oklahoma, will be rated for 28,160 hp (21,007 kW) and will include two 6130 hp (4573 kW) Solar Centaur 50 gas-fired turbine/compressor drivers, coupled with two Solar C45 compressors, one 15,900 hp (11,861 kW) Solar Mars 100 gas-fired turbine/compressor driver coupled with one Solar C65 compressor, and two gas-fired Caterpillar G3412C emergency generators.

The Tatums Compressor Station, to be located in Garvin County, Oklahoma, will include two 10,915 hp (8142 kW) Solar Taurus 70 gas-fired turbine/compressor drivers coupled with two Solar C45 compressors, one 22,400 hp (16,710 kW) Solar Titan 130 gas-fired turbine/compressor driver coupled with one Solar C75 compressor, and two gas-fired Caterpillar G3512 emergency generators.

The Bennington Compressor Station, located in Bryan County, Oklahoma, will be rated for 42,260 hp (31,525 kW) and will include two 6130 hp (4573 kW) Solar Centaur 50 gas-fired turbine/compressor drivers coupled with two Solar C45 compressors, one 30,000 hp (22,380 kW) Solar Titan 250 gas-fired turbine/compressor driver coupled with one Solar C85 compressor, and two gas-fired Caterpillar G3512 emergency generators.