ARM Midstream, Highbridge Principal Strategies to Develop Kingfisher Midstream System
Asset Risk Management (ARM) announced today that ARM Midstream is partnering with Highbridge Principal Strategies LLC to build the Kingfisher System in Oklahoma’s STACK play.
The system includes a cryogenic processing plant, natural gas gathering system and crude oil gathering system and it will provide area producers with the infrastructure and takeaway capacity required to grow production in a highly competitive environment. The initial capital investment for the Kingfisher Midstream Project is estimated at approximately $200 million.
Plans for the Kingfisher Midstream system include more than 100 miles of low- and high-pressure gas gathering pipelines, more than 15,000 hp of compression, and a newly constructed cryogenic processing facility with initial processing capacity of 60 million cubic feet of gas per day. The system design is configured strategically to serve STACK producers in Kingfisher County, as well as Blaine, Logan, Garfield and Canadian counties via additional plant expansions, a high-pressure gathering backbone, and centralized low pressure delivery points.
The Kingfisher Midstream Project will also include a crude oil gathering system that will provide producers with streamlined operations and superior pricing optionality. The crude gathering system will connect in-field production to Cushing, Oklahoma and will also include truck loading facilities and storage for 50,000 barrels of crude oil.
The newly constructed facilities will provide area producers with a much needed midstream infrastructure alternative and will connect the basin to the premier takeaway markets in the area. Additionally, producers will benefit from the deep marketing knowledge of the ARM team across natural gas, NGL and crude takeaway. ARM currently serves more than 100 producer clients across all basins in North America and has a full team of physical marketers across all hydrocarbon products. The project is anchored by a long-term commitment of approximately 100,000 gross acres dedicated to the Kingfisher Midstream System.
“We’re excited to partner with Highbridge to provide a long-term infrastructure and capacity solution for STACK-area producers through this project,” said Zach Lee, ARM’s CEO. “At ARM, marketing expertise informs every step of our project strategy – it is in our company’s DNA. We excel at connecting the dots between midstream and downstream, offering producers a strategic approach that no other company can provide.”
Taylor Tipton, president of ARM Midstream and ARM Energy Management added, “Our company’s deep knowledge of the physical markets informed our midstream development and will provide significant value for producers in the region. As the STACK develops, the takeaway capacity provided by the Kingfisher Midstream Project will give producers an edge in a highly competitive physical market.”
The Kingfisher Midstream Project is expected to commence gathering operations in Q4 2015 and the processing plant will be in service by Q1 2016. Planning for future system expansion is underway and updates will be shared as the project progresses.
ARM has corporate headquarters in Houston and offices in Pittsburgh, Denver, and Calgary. ARM expects to open offices in Oklahoma City and Midland, Texas by the end of 2015.ARM Midstream, crude oil, Kingfisher System, natural gas, Oklahoma, STACK Play