OKLAHOMA CITY — Construction has begun on a natural gas gathering system in southeast Oklahoma.

The 100-mile (160-kilometer) project by Oklahoma City-based Valiant Midstream LLC will stretch across Hughes, Coal and Atoka counties, The Oklahoman reported. It will also reach parts of Pittsburg, Pontotoc and Seminole counties.

The project will include a cryogenic processing plant with a capacity of 200 million cubic feet (5 million cubic meters) of natural gas per day, which is expected to be operational at the end of the year. It’s designed to process new production in an area of the Arkoma Basin.

“This is an outstanding opportunity,” Valiant CEO Brandon Webster said Wednesday. “This project is driven by enhanced completions in the region. This basin has been historically prolific. We’re excited about watching this unfold and being a big part of it as an early mover in the basin to help make sure the natural gas and NGLs (natural gas liquids) are marketable in the region.”

According to Webster, the company has 10 employees but is planning to hire about 200 contract workers for the project construction. He said the company also plans to add 30 to 40 full-time employees by the time the project is operational.

The gas system is the first major project by the company, which was founded in 2017.


Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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