Vantage Energy is a growth-oriented, independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of oil and natural gas properties in the United States, with a focus on the Marcellus Shale, where we hold a concentrated acreage position in what we believe to be the core of the play in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Additionally, we have a sizable position in what we believe to be the core of the Barnett Shale. These areas are among the most prolific unconventional resource plays in North America, and are generally characterized by high well recoveries relative to drilling and completions costs, predictable production profiles, significant hydrocarbons and favorable operating environments.
Our management team has a proven track record of implementing technically driven growth strategies to target maximum returns in some of the most prominent unconventional plays across the United States. Roger Biemans, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Tom Tyree, our President and Chief Financial Officer, founded our company with investment from affiliates of Quantum Energy Partners, Riverstone Holdings LLC and Lime Rock Partners. We made our initial entry into the Barnett Shale in 2007 and the Marcellus Shale in 2010. Since then, we have been committed to a strategy of disciplined growth through acquisitions and development drilling in the most productive areas of these plays.
We utilize advanced well completion strategies and technologies, including pad drilling and down-hole rotary steering, to optimize well economics and operational efficiencies. We believe that our horizontal drilling and completion expertise, coupled with the favorable geologic characteristics of our Marcellus and Barnett Shale acreage, position us for continued strong results and growth.
In addition to technological expertise, the team has substantial acquisition, business development, and financial experience that allow the company to efficiently accumulate properties and develop unique win/win opportunities with its partners.