Two pipelines serve the McElmo Dome source field. The 502-mile, 30-inch Cortez Pipeline carries CO2 to the Denver City Hub in West Texas, while the smaller 40-mile, 8-inch McElmo Creek Pipeline supplies McElmo Creek Unit in Utah. Kinder Morgan CO2 operates the Cortez line, while Resolute operates McElmo Creek.
Kinder Morgan CO2 completed development and brought the Doe Canyon Field into production in 2008. Doe Canyon Field is located approximately 13 miles northeast of the McElmo Dome Field has a productive capacity of 115 MMCFD into the Cortez Pipeline.
Due to increasing demands for CO2, production capacities have been increased by the installation of larger gathering lines to several wells and by increasing compression capacity at McElmo Dome. With this expansion, the productive capacity of McElmo Dome has increased to 1.2 BCFD. Also, in 2008 additional pumping capacity on the Cortez Pipeline was brought into service increasing the capacity form 1.1 BCFD to 1.3 BCFD.
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