With the Cushing terminal in place, the Midcontinent doesn’t have many oil and gas infrastructure shortcomings. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some serious challenges to solve.

With repurposing and new shale plays emerging, there is a need to think about how the industry is going to move that added production, according to Mike Burdett, senior vice president, commercial, at EnLink Midstream LLC. At Hart Energy’s recent DUG Midcontinent Conference and Exhibition, Burdett addressed the current buildout of natural gas, crude oil and NGL infrastructure, and future needs, to a crowd of more than 1,100 attendees.

“This is truly and exciting time to be active in the Midcontinent,” Burdett said. “It’s clear there’s no shortage of opportunity on the upstream side or the midstream side.”