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

Director of Security & Safety

Manager Business Development | Reservoir Engineering

         Forrest is the Director of Security & Safety and Manager of Business Development (B&D) at Hise Exploration Partners, LLC (HEP). 


After COVID 2019 and the subsequent civil unrest throughout the United States, Hise Exploration Partners LLC dedicated an internal position dedicated to the protection of life and safety of its team members.  As Director of Security & Safety, Forrest is responsible for designing and leading the physical security plans on all remote drill sites and at the primary corporate offices.  His responsibilities include advance project planning for emergency contingencies in austere environments and well locations located outside of normal emergency response services.

As Manager of B&D, Forrest is responsible for raising capital in the private space from Private Equity, Accredited Investors, and Family Offices.

Forrest 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.  


  • 1st Veterans Security LLC                         2022 - Present

    • Senior Partner​

    • Director of Business Development

  • Hise Exploration Partners, LLC               2017 - Present             

    • Director of Security & Safety

    • 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 Proficiency

  • French

    • Professional Working Proficiency

Forrest Hise

"Bright Spot"

Oil & Gas Investor Magazine November 2017

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