About Us
Who We Are

Family-Owned in West Virginia

We live where we work and are proud to operate exclusively in West Virginia. We have a long history of successful drilling and delivering value to owners. It all started with a father and son and one drilling rig in 1982.

Numbers

Some Highlights

500+
Wells Operated
40+
Years Drilling in the Appalachian Basin
100%
Operations in West Virginia
The Faces

Our Land Team

Danielle “Dee” Aman
Senior Landman

Dee has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 22 years as a Landman and Abstractor. She has been the Senior Landman at Jay-Bee for more than 12 years. Dee specializes in lease and right of way negotiations with mineral/surface owners and attorneys. She analyzes deeds, wills, and other documents needed for mineral transfers. She loves spending time with her granddaughter and her two miniature schnauzers.

Lisa Cattafesta
Landman

Lisa specializes as a Landman, leasing designated potential drilling units and most of the behind-the-scene numbers and spreadsheet work. She loves to spend time with her fiancé, family, friends, and two rescue dogs, Callie and Mollie. She enjoys spending time outdoors, in the sun, on a boat, or on the ski slopes in the winter.

Cheryl “Sue” Cox
Research Analyst

Sue is a seasoned genealogist with more than 30 years of experience in family history research and performs heirship work on tracts being drilled. She also enjoys traveling with her husband to national parks across America.

Natalie Haddix
Land Manager /
Project Coordinator

Natalie manages a variety of tasks, including day-to-day leasing operations, change of ownership issues, overseeing workers’ compensation claims, and various human resources topics. Natalie is a registered nurse and worked at WVU Hospitals in the Emergency Department prior to joining the Jay-Bee family. She loves spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, and scuba diving.

Brian K. Paugh
Vice President of Land

Brian serves as the company’s Vice President of Land since 2012. He manages all phases of leasing and mineral acquisitions for the company. Brian has been with Jay-Bee since 2005 as a Land Manager and Landman. Brian is a registered Landman through the American Association of Professional Landmen and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Alderson and Broaddus University.

Theresa Ritter
Landman

Theresa has more than 19 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and specializes in leasing and right-of-way agreements. She will ensure you have the correct documentation on file and can assist you with transfer of ownership in the event you purchase an interest or a loved one passes. She enjoys the outdoors, camping, hiking, and spending time in her garden.

Kim Swiger
Landman / Permitting Agent

Kim specializes in the process of well permitting and handles interactions with state and federal agencies pertaining to all phases of drilling. She can also assist with any leasing issues, mineral purchases, and owner updates or questions. Kim looks forward to taking motorcycle rides with her husband and seeing the beautiful scenery in West Virginia.

Applications

Apply to Be a Part of Jay-Bee

We value our talented team. If you think you have a skill set that would be an asset to our team, please fill out the below application and email it to careers@jaybeeoil.com.

Download Application
Made in West Virginia

Our Story

We started in 1982 as a father and son operation, maintaining drilling rigs in West Virginia. Over the years, we've significantly grown our operations and have made great advancements in drilling. Our teams' dedication and hard work has proven to owners time and time again that we're long term partners. We remain rooted in West Virginia and are proud to be family-owned and operated.

See Our Operations
Learn More
Get Support

Reach out to one of our team members. We're happy to help.

FAQs

Browse through some common questions land owners ask.

Resources

Get easy access to land owner documents and industry information.