John Emmerling is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and has been with ABARTA Energy since 1997. He plans, directs and manages the company’s production, processing, exploration and operations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky, its Engineering, Geology and Land Departments and its unconventional development, both operated and non-operated, in the Marcellus, Utica and Berea.
Prior to joining ABARTA Energy, John was employed by Peoples Natural Gas Company as Manager of Well Operations from 1994-1997 and by Equitrans, Inc. as Manager of Project Development from 1993-1994. He also held various engineering and supervisory positions while with Equitrans from 1984-1993.
John is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.