Our Story

ABARTA Energy, also known as ABARTA Oil & Gas Co., Inc., 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 115 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.