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"Bright Spot"

Oil & Gas Investor Magazine November 2017

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Forrest S. Hise, E.I.T., M.B.A.

Manager Business Development | Reservoir Engineering

         Forrest is the Manager of Business Development (B&D) and a reservoir engineer at Hise Exploration Partners, LLC (HEP).  As Manager of B&D, he is responsible for raising capital in the private market space from Private Equity, Accredited Investors, and Family Offices. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University and a MBA from Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business.  HEP's portfolio of actionable opportunities consists of conventional, Gulf Coast oil and gas projects located in our focus areas of operations.  


  • Hise Exploration Partners, LLC               2017 - Present        5 Years

    • Manager of Business Development & Petroleum Engineer

    • Raise Capital for Prospects, Reservoir Engineering, Well Planning

    • Manage HEP Asset Team 

  • Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, LLC         2015-2017                2 Years

    • Petroleum Engineer - Deep Water Reservoir Engineer

    • Horn Mountain Spar (MC126/127)

    • Reserve Reports, Reservoir Simulation, Reservoir Engineering 

  • Tradition Exploration, LLC                        2014-2015                1 Years

    • Petroleum Engineer & Business Development Analyst

  • Chevron Oil Corp. Summer Intern          2012                          4 Months

    • Deep water Drilling Completions Offshore Intern​


  • Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business (MBA) - 2018 

    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) ​​

      • ​Beta Gama Sigma International Honor Society​ (Top 10% of Class)

  • Louisiana State University - Craft and Hawkins Dept. of Petroleum Engineering (B.S. Petroleum Engineering, Cum Laude) - 2014 

    • Bachelors of Science Degree - Petroleum Engineering 

      • Cum Laude Latin Honors
      • Ranked 4th in Class
      • Pi Epsilon Tau (Petroleum Engineering National Honor Society)

      • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering National Honor Society)

      • Phi Kappa Phi



  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)​​           2015

    • Engineer In Training (EIT)

    • Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS)

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)     2018, 2022

    • Tactical Medics Group​


  • Arabic

    • Louisiana State University -​ 2 Semesters

    • Elementary Profenciency

  • French

    • Professional Working Profinciency


Kayaking, swimming, running, and hiking/camping/trekking.  Past Treks include the Arctic Circle that started in Fairbanks, went through the Gates of the Arctic, and ended at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, Montana/Canada Banff National Park, and Colorado.     


     Horn Mountain is a 14 well, deep water oil field located in 5,000 ft of water in the Gulf of Mexico.  Over a two-year period, Forrest rose from the co-reservoir engineer to the primary reservoir engineer with the longest standing continual experience with the field.  His responsibilities included generating reserve reports, presenting to reserve auditors (Netherland Sewell & Associates), reservoir simulation, production optimization, economic analysis & forecasts, updating executive management, and reservoir responsibilities.  In 2016, and after surviving a 51% staff reduction, Forrest was transferred to the Houston office from Louisiana.          

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