Antioch Energy is backed by TPH Partners, one of the energy industry’s premier private equity firms with extensive industry knowledge and relationships. Antioch is founded by Nathaniel Harding and Kevin Dunnington, who previously as Harding & Shelton, Inc built and sold a substantial horizontal redevelopment play in the Western Anadarko basin.
Today Antioch Energy is growing. We have added some of the best people in the business to our team, and are actively acquiring. We still hold to our roots while adapting and thriving in this ever-changing industry. Our independence is matched only by our loyalty to our people. We work for each other, and we take pride in what we do.
Located in historic Bricktown, our new headquarters provide a great place to work. With financial backing from TPH Partners, Antioch is positioned well to develop our assets and capitalize new opportunities. This period of growth in our company means finding creative people who seek challenges, perform at the highest level, want to see their work through, and benefit from their efforts.
Antioch Energy has roots in the industry spanning three generations, with the last 35 years operating in Oklahoma. Our success has been in growing production and in exploration—both conventional and unconventional.
Our predecessor—Harding & Shelton, Inc (H&S)—first started acquiring distressed assets in the 1980s, which became the cornerstone of one of the largest private positions in the area. Since that time, the company discovered and developed many oil and gas fields.
In 2010, the company began horizontal drilling to explore emerging unconventional plays, and sold the development for $120 million in 2013. H&S then restructured into the 3rd generation of the business.