Exclusive: Mesquite Sells Eagle Ford’s Catarina Ranch to Black Mountain O&G

June 13, 2023

In a transaction likely worth about $300 million, Mesquite Energy made its second divestiture of Eagle Ford assets in a month following a deal with Crescent Energy.


Black Mountain Oil and Gas Signs MOU With Korea National Oil Corporation

April 26, 2023

Black Mountain Oil and Gas (BMOG) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC), to explore potential collaborations and partnerships.


ENERGY WEEK: Latest News in Energy

October 25, 2021

Special guest Rhett Bennett joins to discuss oil drilling in Texas & North Dakota, carbon capture tech in Australia and much more!


Permian Entrepreneur Hatches Shale SPAC With Billion-Dollar Ambitions

October 21, 2020

Special-purpose acquisition companies have targeted electric vehicles, fintech, healthcare and even space this year, largely avoiding oil — until now.


Australia Presents Opportunity for E&P Companies Looking Beyond U.S. Unconventionals

July 22, 2020

Black Mountain executives outlined the key criteria they used to determine why Western Australia was a prime location for private-equity investment when looking at international unconventional plays.


Fracking plan for Canning Basin submitted by US-based Black Mountain subsidiary Bennett Resources

July 15, 2020

Bennett Resources is attempting the first fracking program since the WA Government officially lifted the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.


American Giant Announces Canning Basin Exploration

July 15, 2020

Texas-headquartered resources giant Black Mountain has submitted plans to drill six wells in the onshore Canning Basin, Western Australia, to the state Environmental Protection Authority.


2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year®

June 29, 2019

EY announces Rhett Bennett of Black Mountain named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award winner in the Southwest Region in Energy Services.


2019 Entrepreneur Of Excellence in Energy

May 09, 2019

This year, the inaugural award for Entrepreneur of Excellence in the Energy category goes to Rhett Bennett – Founder and CEO of Black Mountain.


Rhett Bennett Named 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist

April 26, 2019

Reflecting the region’s status as a hotbed for innovators and entrepreneurs, EY has selected 50 business leaders at 41 fast-growing companies as finalists in the Southwest division of its annual Entrepreneur Of The Year program.


Black Mountain CFO Houston Simmons named to Oil & Gas Investor’s 40 Under 40

December 03, 2018

Some of Simmons’ greatest achievements—and challenges—unfolded at Black Mountain. He counts selling Black Mountain Oil and Gas to Marathon Oil Corp. to be a career highlight.


Finalists Announced for D CEO’s 2018 Oil and Gas Awards

September 12, 2018

Black Mountain’s Rhett Bennett has been named a finalist for Services CEO of the Year for D CEO’s 2018 Oil & Gas Awards.


Black Mountain Oil & Gas Sells Permian Assets For $700M To Marathon Oil

March 01, 2017

Black Mountain Oil and Gas closes sale of $700 Million in 21,000 net surface acres in the Northern Delaware Basin to Marathon Oil. Read the Press Release below.


NGP Backs Black Mountain With $150 Million In Equity

February 16, 2016

Black Mountain Oil & Gas LLC closed a $150 million equity commitment from Natural Gas Partners (NGP) and formed a partnership in February 2016.