About Us

 

 
 

History

ABARTA Energy, also known as ABARTA Oil & Gas Co., LLC, was founded in 1979 as a way to further diversify ABARTA’s interests. The company began by making relatively small investments each year with different oil and gas developers, and we remained a passive financial partner through the late 1980s.

ABARTA Energy then became a more active partner with energy companies who shared its vision for growth. We developed in-house expertise in geology, engineering and operations so we could pursue a balance between continued growth through the drill bit and acquisition. By the late 1990s, ABARTA Energy had become a complete operating company, owning and operating over 700 wells in West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Texas. 

Today, ABARTA Energy owns an interest in over 2,000 oil and natural gas wells in multiple states. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, we have field offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky, where we operate over 750 wells, 260 miles of pipelines along with multiple compression and processing facilities. We have drilled and completed over 300 wells utilizing our own drilling rig and are experienced in designing, constructing and reclaiming drilling locations, associated surface equipment and pipelines. 

ABARTA Energy also has approximately 130,000 acres of oil and gas leases for future unconventional development in the Marcellus, Utica, Burket and Rogersville shales. To date, we have participated in the development of over 225 horizontal wells in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations with plans to continue developing our shale assets in the coming years. 

Our three decades of experience in the Appalachian Basin makes ABARTA Energy the right choice for partnering. Our core values include integrity, trust and honest communication, built around a respect for all the people touched by our operations. We make a commitment to the communities served by our business, and we build mutually beneficial relationships with customers, partners, landowners and suppliers.  

The future of oil and gas production in this country is extremely promising, and the potential for the proven shale reserves in the Appalachian Basin is at the center of this domestic energy resurgence. ABARTA Energy is prepared to build on its reputation of performance, partnership and success through the responsible development of these important oil and gas reserves. 

 
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Our Corporate Family

ABARTA, Inc. began in 1933 and has grown to become a diversified, privately-held organization that employs over 1,750 associates. 

Our Commitment

ABARTA Energy demands the highest commitment to safety and the environment from everyone who comes onto a drilling location.

 
 
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Our Core Values

ABARTA’s unique personality and culture has evolved from the six core values we live by.  They define us.  They create the norms by which we behave.  It is the combination of these core values that distinguishes ABARTA from any other company.

 
 

Integrity in All Matters

We will be reliable, honest and honorable. People we deal with may count on our word being good and our commitments being met.


Contributing to the Success of Our Customers

Our customers must perceive and appreciate the value we deliver for them. Customer attitudes towards us will determine our level of success.


Long-Term Perspective

We will strike an appropriate balance between our desire to achieve near-term objectives with our goal of creating a growing, healthy enterprise long-term.

Respect for People

We will treat others the way we would like to be treated.


Risk-Taking, Innovation & Learning

We will encourage new ideas and experimentation by individuals, teams and companies. We will reward success and encourage those who fail to try again.


Commitment to Safe Living

We take the welfare of our associates very seriously – at home, at work and on the road. Safety is more important than productivity.

 
 

 

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