Basin Energy Buys/Merges in Marcellus-Utica Co. Katko

Basin Energy, which acts as a holding company to invest in (and run) other companies located in the Marcellus/Utica, is based in Bridgeport (Harrison County), WV. Basin’s first acquisition was ProActive Services, an operator of natural gas pipeline compressor stations and other related oilfield services. In September 2015, Basin closed a deal on their second subsidiary–the Jane Lew (Lewis County), WV-based Starett’s Well Service, a specialty roustabout services firm, focused on well site and midstream natural gas infrastructure in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions (see WV Roustabout Company Sells Itself to Another WV Company). Since that time Basin has been busy. In January of this year, Basin closed on acquiring Appalachian Production Services (APS), a company focused on focused on providing services for producers in the Marcellus and Utica Shale. A few weeks ago Basin did it again, closing a deal to acquire Katko, LTD. Katko is focused on providing well hook up services, maintenance of midstream and production assets and specialty welding services in OH, PA and WV. The the owner and founder of Katko, John Bettem, will join Basin’s board of directors. Terms of the private deal were not disclosed. Basin Energy has come out of nowhere in a few short years to become an important oilfield services player in the Marcellus/Utica…

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