Keota Gas Processing And LNG Facility


Audubon Companies provided the engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM), fabrication, and start-up and commissioning support for Noble Energy’s Keota Cryogenic & Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) gas processing facility in rural northern Weld County. This was the first LNG plant in the state and is also one of the largest gas processing facilities in Colorado. The facility includes condensate stabilization, inlet compression, amine treating, cryogenic natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery, product storage, residue compression, and an LNG facility. Solar power generation units designed for eight megawatts were installed as the power generation system was designed for the primary power source with buy-back capabilities to the grid. The modular processing units were fabricated and tested in Houston,TX and shipped to site for installation.

Project Overview

  • Greenfield Gas Processing Facility for 45 MMSCFD
  • Inlet Gas Processed to Produce a Truckable Condensate, Pipeline Quality Sales Gas
  • Y-Grade NGL Product, and 100,000 GPD LNG Liquefaction Unit
  • Facility Included Inlet Slug Catcher, Condensate Stabilization
  • Electric Drive Motor Inlet Reciprocating Compression (10,000 HP) Inlet Gas Treating Via Amine (350 GPM)
  • Gas Sub-Cooled Cryogenic Processing Unit
  • Propane Refrigeration (1500 HP)
  • Electric Drive Motor Reciprocating Residue Gas Compression (4,000 HP), and Associated Plant Utilities and Infrastructure

Project Scope

  • Project Management
  • Procurement
  • Detailed Engineering & Design
  • Modular Fabrication
  • Automation
  • Construction Management & Inspection
  • Power Generation