Questa Energy Corporation

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production


Administrative Office


Dale Rufenacht

Dale has been the President of Questa Energy Corporation since forming the company in 1985 as a Texas oil and gas exploration and production company that focused operations primarily in the Texas Panhandle and has since expanded to Kansas and Oklahoma. Prior to that he worked at Phillips Petroleum Company where his duties included negotiating contracts and settling damages related to drilling, pipelines, and refining. Dale received a BA in Accounting from Wichita State University in 1970 and went on to complete his J.D. from the University Of Kansas School Of Law in 1973. He has been recognized as the 2008 Boss of the Year by the Panhandle Desk and Derrick Club of Amarillo as well as serving on the Executive committee of the Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association.


Nita Hunt

Nita has worked for more than 10 years in the oil and gas industry as a Geologist and has worked at Questa Energy since 2012. She is directly involved with generating prospects, development geology, well log analysis and providing any other knowledge pertaining to each prospect utilizing geological software, including Petra, Drilling Info, and MJ Logsleuth. Nita graduated from West Texas State University with a BS in Geology and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science. She is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Office Manager

Pam Killian

Pam represents 38 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. The first half of her career was as an analyst in lease/land at Pioneer Production, eventually moving into division orders as an Analyst II at Mesa Limited Partnership, owned by T. Boone Pickens. Pam expanded her career when she started working at Questa Energy in 1997, as she is now responsible for oil and gas accounting, in addition to handling all transfers of interest and record keeping.

Project Coordinator

Cindy Rufenacht

Cindy is in charge of Questa’s communications and marketing regarding all public/civic organization meeting, industry organization meetings, land owners, etc. Cindy’s extensive background in community volunteerism includes membership and/or service in the Laura W. Bush Institute’s Power of the Purse, Amarillo Area Foundation External Relations Committee, Junior League of Amarillo Executive Committee, Amarillo Symphony Ball Co-Chair, Amarillo Symphony Ball Treasurer, Amarillo Symphony Guild Treasurer, Best of Texas Treasurer and Amarillo Museum of Art Guild Treasurer. Cindy graduated from WTAMU.


Tyler Rufenacht

Tyler graduated from the University of Oklahoma with his BA in Energy Management. He has been working part time at Questa Energy since 2012 and has since moved into a Landman position. Tyler is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen.