Howard Energy Partners on Tuesday said it has an agreement with an undisclosed producer to construct, own and operate a natural gas gathering system across 10,000 acres of Central Oklahoma.

The system, to be built in the STACK, aka the prolific Sooner Trend of the Anadarko Basin, mostly in Canadian and Kingfisher counties, would be anchored by fee-based, long-term acreage dedications in Dewey and Custer counties. The system would have low- and high-pressure service with initial capacity of 110 MMcf/d, which could be expanded. The initial phase is set for start-up before the end of September.

“With this project, HEP will be one of the first infrastructure providers in an area that has potential for tremendous growth,” CEO Mike Howard said. “We look forward to staying ahead of our customer’s development schedule and will aggressively pursue additional opportunities to provide a seamless level of service to top-tier customers in the region.”

The project marks HEP’s entry into a sixth oil and gas development region in the Lower 48. HEP already has assets serving the Gulf Coast of Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, and Mexico via the Nueva Era Pipeline LLC.