Oryx Trans Permian Pipeline
Oryx Midstream recently completed construction of the first phase of the Oryx Trans Permian pipeline system (OTP), a new crude oil gathering and transportation system to serve the southern Delaware Basin. Spanning portions of Reeves, Ward, Pecos, Crane, Upton and Midland counties, the OTP system will have an initial capacity of 160,000 bpd with the capability to be expanded to up to 200,000 bpd. The system will include more than 260 miles of low-pressure gathering and transport pipeline, 114 miles of 16-inch transmission pipeline and three storage and pumping terminals with 390,000 barrels of leased or owned working storage capacity. The terminals are located near the Texas towns of Pecos, Crane and Midland. The OTP system provides access to two major interconnects with delivery into Magellan’s Longhorn Pipeline and Enterprise’s Midland Terminal, providing shippers with multiple takeaway options that will reduce congestion in the region and create multiple market opportunities. The system also has several strategically located truck unloading stations to facilitate the movement of trucked production in the area.