About Us

Headington Energy Partners, LLC (HEP) is a privately owned independent energy company co-founded by Pat L. Smith, William R. Johnston and Tim Headington. This new entity was formed in 2014 to operate, manage and facilitate growth in the oil and gas assets owned by the co-founders. HEP is headquartered in McKinney, Texas, and has a regional office in Corpus Christi.

HEP’s co-founders have been working together for more than 20 years and have assembled an outstanding team of oil and gas professionals with extensive experience in engineering, geoscience, operations, asset management, exploration and business development. Today HEP operates approximately 200 wells and manages interests in more than 3,000 non-operated properties. The HEP team provides an experienced, balanced management and technical approach to safely create value while consistently ensuring integrity in all of its business relationships.

The company’s growth strategy is to create value by exploring and developing our existing asset base while expanding our operations within South Texas and lower Gulf Coast, the Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Williston and other prospective growth areas in the domestic U.S. HEP is seeking out and evaluating acquisition and joint venture opportunities targeting the exploration and development of quality assets within these and other areas. The company will continue to focus on maximizing the rates of return through comprehensive reservoir and geologic understanding coupled with the application of best available technologies and operational practices to unlock value through effective appraisal, exploration, development and management of the assets.

Activities at HEP are grounded in a set of core values that guide every decision and the behavior of our employees. Learn more about our values here.