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Bill R. Hise, P.E.

Petroleum Engineer; Engineering Advisor

Legacy Team (1931-2020)


  • The Hise Company                                      30 Years

  • Louisiana State University (LSU)            16 Years

  • Shell Oil Company                                        8  Years

  • United States Air Force                               2  Years


  • University of Oklahoma - M.S. in Petroleum Engineering - 1954 

    • Masters of Petroleum Engineering


  • University of Oklahoma - B.S.  Petroleum Engineering - 1952

    • Bachelors of Science Degree - Petroleum Engineering 



  • Professional Engineer (PE)

    • Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS)

Bill joined Shell Oil Company, and following a one year training program, he was called into the Air Force and stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California. After returning to Shell he spent time as a field engineer, reservoir engineer, division reservoir engineer, and finally as a research engineer for Shell Development Co. in Houston, Texas.


He joined the Petroleum Engineering faculty at LSU as an Associate Professor in 1964 and was promoted to Full Professor in 1970. Bill was named the Halliburton Professor of Petroleum Engineering the next year. 


Bill created and served as the first director of the Blowout Prevention Training Center at LSU.  Hise served as the oil and gas consultant to the LSU Board of Supervisors and a consultant to several State and Federal committees on petroleum matters. He was a Faculty Advisor to Tau Beta Pi and a Faculty Advisor to the honor society for Petroleum Engineering, Pi Epsilon Tau. He also served the organization as a National Councilman and as the National President (1975-1977).

Bill began managing the oil and gas investments of the Pennington family through Pennington Oil & Gas Interests in 1996, through a contract with the Hise Company. His responsibilities include engineering, technical, and operational activities. Bill has been fundamentally involved in the drilling, completion, and production of 13 deep (20,000' plus) Tuscaloosa gas / condensate wells with cumulative production of over 80,000,000 mcf of gas and 1,000,000 BBLS of condensate.  Bill Hise is a Registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana.

Bill's role with Hise Exploration Partners, LLC included Prospect Screening and Engineering / Operations, along with Investor Relations.  

In 2020, Bill passed away.  He will be forever be an example of an "engineer's engineer" and a good man.  His legacy continues in all Hise Companies.  

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