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Guiding Principles

Build a Foundation – Rife Energy’s foundation is built on integrity and old-fashioned work ethic.

Anticipate the Future – Develop Rife Energy’s oil and gas assets in an adept and innovative manner.

Our Team's Mission

Produce MORE Hydrocarbons FOR LESS

Joe Bill Bennett


Mr. Bennett’s career in the oil industry began in the early 1960’s working with Bennett Well Service.. In 2002, after many years developing exploration projects across South Central and Midwest states, Mr. Bennett and M.O. “Trey” Rife, III partnered to start Rife Energy Operating, Inc. Rife Energy has since drilled and completed 120+ North Texas Wells.


Bart Bennett

Vice President - Operations

Bart joined Rife Energy Operating, Inc. in September of 2003. As Drilling Supervisor, Bart oversaw the drilling of 50+ vertical Barnett Shale wells and 25 vertical Marble Falls wells. As Vice President of Operations, Bart currently manages an experienced team of 8 field personnel in overseeing all of Rife’s North Texas field operations, including drilling, completions and production.

Jon B. “Brett” Bennett

Vice President - Corporate Development

Brett joined Rife Energy Operating, Inc. in April of 2005. In his role as Vice President of Corporate Development, Brett is responsible for overseeing the Company’s strategic planning, business development and resource administration.

Lynda Zetnick

Accounting Manager

Lynda joined Rife Energy in January of 2003. As Accounting Manager, Lynda oversees all Operating and AFE accounting and controls, internal and external reporting, and treasury management. Lynda holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Texas Wesleyan University.

Teresa Wright

Compliance/Contracts Specialist

Teresa joined Rife Energy in August of 2007. Working closely with Operations and Land, Teresa is tasked with ensuring compliance with statewide regulatory rules. Her work additionally includes preparation and maintenance of contractual agreements.

Engaged in a Digital Transformation

To achieve its mission of Producing MORE Hydrocarbons FOR LESS, Rife Energy has adopted a digital organizational model that encourages cross-functional collaboration among its team members and financial partners. Rife’s digitization of activities allows us to reap economies of scale and scope.