MAY 2016 — Recognizing the ground-shifting impact of the Shale Revolution on mineral ownership, Rhett Bennett formed Fort Worth Mineral Company in 2016 to pursue the acquisition of producing and non-producing mineral interests in active shale plays across the United States. Shale plays are contiguous hydrocarbon-rich formations spanning hundreds, if not thousands, of square miles deep beneath the surface of the earth. Because of the contiguous nature of the rock, shale plays exhibit consistent geology and pressure characteristics, which allow more precise asset valuation on an acre-by-acre basis –– thus allowing oil and gas interest owners an opportunity to monetize their ownership stakes.