Last modified 4/14/2011
Knox Energy Inc. ("Knox") is a natural gas crude oil exploration and production company
located in suburban Columbus, Ohio. It specializes in natural gas production, primarily within Ohio.
In addition, Knox provides operational and technical services on a contract basis, with regard to
exploration and production, pipeline construction and operation, land contract services, and natural
gas marketing. Knox also specializes in the custom design of investment vehicles related to the
natural gas industry.
Mark D. Jordan founded the company in late 1998. In its first year, Knox acquired approximately
200 producing wells and another 150 wells for equipment salvage and well refurbishment.
In its second year of operations, a new division known as Berry Well Service was formed to provide
oilfield services. This enabled Knox to service and refurbish its own wells and offer oilfield services
to other oil and gas producers. Knox’s field operations are conducted out of its Gratiot, Ohio, office
located 10 miles west of Zanesville.
In that same year, Knox developed its natural gas marketing abilities by creating a natural gas pool
on Dominion East Ohio, thus allowing Knox to sell gas directly to Ohio industrial customers, in
Since its inception, Knox has drilled over 408 wells, including 23 wells in 2013 and currently
operates approximately 620 wells. In addition, Knox owns and operates six service rigs and other
oilfield equipment. Knox currently employs approximately 50 people.