Energy. The world runs on it. And it’s a mission-critical resource for America. The United States has been blessed with land that is both beautiful, and a rich source of oil, natural gas, and other vital resources. The central question today is how we can reap the rewards of abundant oil and gas deposits, without spoiling the beauty of the land, or polluting the environment.
Champ Oil has been a leader in responsible oil and gas development since our founding in 1981. For over three decades, Champ Oil has championed the idea of the efficient drilling and pumping of natural gas and oil resources, while leaving the smallest footprint possible on the surrounding lands. As a result, Champ Oil has become the leader in oil and gas exploration in Kentucky and Tennessee, where we have over 172 active wells, approximately 200 miles of gas pipeline, and approximately 30,000 acres of oil and gas leases.
Champ Oil has a reputation for consistent and cost‐effective drilling, completion and production practices. We’ve developed this reputation by keeping our organization small, with a core team of respected, veteran geologists, engineers, landmen, and engineers, people that acknowledged by their peers as experts in the field. Champ is currently developing liquids prospects in Appalachian and Illinois basins, along with six active prospect areas in Kentucky and Tennessee.
How do we do it? Champ uses cutting-edge geological and engineering data and state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to increase and expand our oil and gas operations domestically. And we do with an eye to preserving the land around us. When we laid gas pipe across Western Kentucky, modern construction techniques would have meant clearcutting trees to construct roads to move heavy equipment. But Champ took a lesson from the past, using mule teams to move pipe and our equipment across the rugged, Cumberland mountain terrain. Mules can go where trucks and heavy equipment simply can’t. This made for a construction path that was both much more cost-effective and much better for the environment. But it’s all part of our commitment to being good stewards of the land, and maximizing the investments made by those who purchase working interests in our development areas.
Looking to the future, Champ is expanding our operations in both Kentucky and Tennessee, and developing oil prospects right alongside our natural gas development. We believe domestic energy development is the future, and Champ Oil is committed to leading the way, with a process that is both cost-efficient and ecologically-sound.