Investing in the shale revolution

Our Firm

Ridgetop Capital is an energy and real estate investment firm.
The firm manages a variety of investments directly and indirectly connected with the development of the Marcellus and the Utica formations.


Ridgetop Capital is a direct principal investor focused on honest, locally-driven origination with institutional investment parameters. The partners' extensive energy, real estate, and capital markets expertise allow for direct and certain execution for partners and counterparties.


  1. Mineral investor in the Appalachian Basin since 2007. Over 60,000 mineral acres acquired and owned in the Appalachian Basin.
  2. Deep relationships with most of the active operators in the market including: Antero, EQT, Range Resources, Statoil, CNX, and Southwestern.
  3. Over $250MM invested in the market.
  4. Active in PA, WV, and OH.
  5. PA counties: Washington, Westmoreland, Beaver, Greene
  6. WV counties: Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler, Pleasants, Wood, Doddridge, Ritchie, Monongalia, Marion, Harrison
  7. OH counties: Jefferson, Guernsey, Tuscarawas, Harrison, Belmont, Monroe, Noble, Washington, Morgan

vision of opportunity

The Shale Revolution has been the most transformative energy phenomenon to hit the United States in a century. The development of shale resources has brought tens of billions in capital investment and has driven a host of area economic opportunities. Ridgetop Capital was formed to invest in this economic boon through a series of investment funds and joint ventures.


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David Oliner


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Ryan Murray

WV Land Specialist

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Jim Byron

PA Land Specialist

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Devon Doran

Closing Coordinator

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James Carney

Asset Management

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Liz Daukas