Mattmark Drilling Company was founded in 1989 as an independent drilling contractor, drilling more than 252 oil and gas wells throughout Southeastern Ohio. Mattmark’s drilling operations ceased in 1998 as its assets were sold to Pinnacle Drilling in 1998. However, Mattmark Drilling continued its Oil and Gas leasing and royalty acquisition activities from that point and has since acquired and divested more than 10,000 acres of oil and gas leases and continues to own Oil and Gas mineral rights and royalties throughout Southeastern Ohio.

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Our management team has extensive experience acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources throughout Eastern Ohio. Mattmark Drilling Company and its predecessor, The Benatty Corporation, has drilled more than 400 oil and natural gas wells throughout Eastern Ohio since 1972. Mattmark has acted as Operator for all drilling and production activities on these Joint Ventures and Limited Partnerships. Since inception, Mattmark has leased and acquired over 10,000 acres of oil and gas leases.


Mattmark Drilling Company is an independent Oil and Gas Producer focused primarily on the acquisition, exploration, development and marketing of crude oil and natural gas properties in Eastern Ohio.

Our primary area of interest is the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays in the Appalachian Basin.

Through joint ventures and partnerships, Mattmark acquires leasehold acreage to identify potential drilling prospects in order to successfully explore and develop this acreage.

We are currently seeking investment opportunities in our core areas and strive to form partnerships with leaseholders, mineral owners, other operators through a number of mutually beneficial scenarios.