Cogent Midstream expanding processing capacity in Midland Basin

By Patrick C. Miller | August 27, 2018

Dallas-based Cogent Midstream LLC is expanding its natural gas processing capacity in the lower Midland Basin of west Texas.

The company plans to construct a new refrigerated cryogenic processing plant at the same location as its Big Lake Plant in Reagan County, Texas. The new plant will have the capacity to process an additional 200 million cubic feet per day to serve growing natural gas production from the Wolfcamp formation.

The Big Lake II Plant is expected to come into service in the fourth quarter of 2019 and will bring Cogent’s total processing capacity to approximately 510 million cubic feet per day. The high-efficiency UOP Russell plant is capable of high recovery rates for natural gas liquids, including ethane and propane.

“Our investment in the Big Lake II Plant is another example of the commitment Cogent has to this area and the growth opportunities presented by our customers’ robust drilling programs,” said Dennis McCanless, Cogent Midstream CEO. “We look forward to continuing to provide top-tier midstream services to producers in the lower Midland Basin for years to come.”

Cogent Midstream owns and operates the Midland Basin assets formerly operated under the name Lucid Energy Group I. Cogent provides tailored midstream services designed to create efficiencies the basin's leading producers. Natural gas services include gas gathering, compression and processing. Oil services include gathering, transportation, and third-party condensate stabilization. Cogent is backed by growth capital commitments from EnCap Flatrock Midstream.