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November 9th, 2006 The Petrochemical Feedstock Association of the Americas Mt. Belvieu Brine System Analysis
PFAA Brine Discussion Brine Information What is Brine- Combination of NaCl & H2O ( salt and water ) Salt = 60.658 % Chloride & 39.342% Sodium Properties of saturated Brine @ 60.0 degrees F Specific Gravity - 1.20412 Weight of One Gallon Saturated Brine 10.028 lb. Salt Content of One Gallon 2.647 lb. Percent salt Brine Basis 26.395% One gallon of water can absorb 2.987 lbs of salt to become 100% saturated Sea water is approximately 3.5% Salt
PFAA Brine Discussion Solution Mined Well Brine Valve Product Valve Cap rock Shale Product Salt Formation Brine Pipe Brine
PFAA Brine Discussion Flow Diagram Fresh Water Plant Disposal Well Well Injection Pump Brine Pit
PFAA Brine Discussion Mt. Belvieu Capacities Current Mt. Belvieu Brine Storage capability is apx. 34.5 million barrels. Proposed New Brine Pit Construction is apx. 14.5 million barrels. Current Mt. Belvieu Storage Well capacity is apx. 250,000 million barrels. Current Disposal capacity is apx. 120,000 BPD The average ratio of product storage to brine storage is 5.1 to 1. MBSP average ratio is 2.3 to 1.
PFAA Brine Discussion Mt. Belvieu Overview Oneok Enterprise TEPPCO TARGA TEPPCO EXXON/MOBIL Enterprise
Targa MBSP 2 MMB 2 MMB MBSP 3.75 MMB PFAA Brine Discussion Brine System Overview Mt Belvieu Storage Partners Mt. Belvieu Storage Partners Brine System Total System Capacity 6 ” MBSP MBSP 14 Million Barrels MBSP 443,000 14 ” 1.1 1.1 West 12 Million Barrel Seasonal East Swing 30,000 BPD Fresh Water Last 3 Years 2 Million Generated MBSP MBSP MBSP 2.1 MMB 1.5MMB 2.7 MMB 16 ” 150 hp 20 ” 150 hp 250 hp 16" Steel NMB 20" HDPE 16 ” 12 ” SMB 24" HDPE 12 ” 18 ” HDPE 20" Steel 12 ” 1250 hp 800 hp SMB 24" HDPE 12 ” 250 hp 20" Steel
PFAA Brine Discussion Conclusion The Mt. Belvieu Operations is driven by brine. a. There is adequate product storage for the foreseeable future. b. There is adequate connectivity between facilities. c. The limiting factors for product storage are brine system related. d. Permitting for pits and disposal wells are increasingly difficult. e. Brine pit construction cost have increased significantly due to regulations and liner cost. Future Market Expectations suggest continued growth. a.The need for LPG storage in the Gulf Coast will continue to increase. b. Competing new products for the storage coupled with changing market conditions could increase demand for storage. c. Mt. Belvieu will continue to be the major hub for LPG’s in the US.