Degree Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
School Louisiana State University
Degree Masters of Business
School Tulane University – Freeman School of Business
Forrest S. Hise, E.I.T.
Manager Business Development | Reservoir Engineering
Hise Exploration Partners, LLC.
1 year / Current
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. 2 years
Tradition Exploration,LLC 1 year
Chevron Oil Corporation 4 months
Forrest is the Manager of Business Development and a reservoir engineer at Hise Exploration Partners, LLC (HEP). As Manager of Business Development, it is his mission to raise capital through Private Equity groups and various other capital providers for the company’s conventional, Gulf Coast portfolio of projects. In doing this, Forrest uses his love for different cultures and his Arabic and French language skillset to contact groups from different countries.
HEP is an upstream oil and gas company located in Lafayette, Louisiana with an extremely experienced asset team that is led by reservoir engineers. Forrest is a fourth-generation petroleum engineer that has family members on both his mother’s and father’s side working in the oil patch. Currently, he works with his father (Richard Hise) and grandfather (Bill Hise) at HEP and is also a grandson of the late Norman Pete Salter who worked in the Gulf Coast oil patch too.
Forrest grew up in the oil field as a child, but began his professional career in the energy field after graduating with Cum Laude Latin honors and ranked 4th in his class with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU). While attending LSU, Forrest earned one of the four deep water field/office internships that Chevron awarded to highly motivated petroleum engineering undergrads. He took the first two Arabic courses for his electives, studied and took the MCAT during a summer intercession, and made it a point to still make time for his hobbies in kayaking, swimming, running, and hiking/camping/trekking. After an internship, Forrest finished one summer with a trekking/camping trip into the Arctic Circle that started in Fairbanks, went through the Gates of the Arctic, and ended at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Post LSU, Forrest worked for a brief period of time with Tradition Exploration, LLC. as a petroleum engineer and business development analyst. As a small E&P, Tradition Exploration, LLC. allowed Forrest to see the business side of the energy industry. While there, Forrest continued to pursue his love for adventures and trekking, and joined by his sister Dr. Taylor Hise, M.D. (a medical psychiatrist working in Houston), made a trek through parts of Montana’s and Canada’s national parks. Next, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas offered a deep-water reservoir engineer position to Forrest. At Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, he built his experience as a deep-water reservoir engineer working as the co-reservoir engineer for the Horn Mountain asset. 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.
As Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas was divested, and after a brief transition with Anadarko, Forrest was called to return home to South Louisiana and to the family business. His training and the current market conditions were right for a successful transition to Hise Exploration Partners (HEP). He is finishing his MBA in May 2018 from a professional program at Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business – Houston Campus. Forrest plans to take the professional engineering licensure exam (P.E.) after his May 2018 graduation from Tulane business school.
As a Manager of Business Development, Forrest grows relationships with family offices, private equity groups, and capital providers. He brings the same motivation that drives him to hike in Arctic or on a Canadian glacier to work every day because he believes in the philosophy, the only easy day was yesterday. Most of all, Forrest believes the Gulf Coast is an exciting opportunity that is open for development while all competition is looking at resource plays elsewhere.