William R. Johnston

Co-founder & Co-CEO

With 34 years of industry experience, Bill has participated in, developed and managed highly skilled operational technical teams with a focus on South Texas conventional assets. Their efforts have resulted in a track record of technical and financial success in the exploitation of mature assets and exploration of new trend plays.

As a co-founding member of Headington Energy Partners, LLC, Bill is committed to the highly efficient, safe and successful execution of asset management and operational excellence. Near-term objectives include expanding his team’s efforts to unconventional development in South and West Texas.

Prior to jointly founding Headington Energy Partners, LLC, Bill spent more than 20 years serving as South Texas Regional Manager of Dallas based Headington Oil Company LLC. Bill initiated Headington’s presence in South Texas in 1990, and key successes have included multiple property acquisitions and joint ventures in the Frio, Vicksburg and Wilcox trends of the Lower Gulf Coast. The integration of best available technology with top geoscience and engineering professionals has resulted in substantial and consistent success for the Headington team.

Prior to joining Headington Oil, Bill spent five years with Exxon Company, USA. Assignments included reservoir/completions engineering and managerial responsibilities in Exxon’s South Texas Division. In 1989 Bill joined Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc., where he was responsible for reservoir engineering and economic evaluations of oil and gas assets throughout many of the basins in the US. Leaving Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. in late 1990, he initiated the effort along with Headington to establish a strong South Texas technical team to acquire and develop quality oil and gas assets.

Bill received a Mechanical Engineering degree with a Petroleum minor from the University of Texas in 1983. He has attended numerous industry schools in reservoir engineering, well logging, subsurface/completion design, well testing, stimulation, well control, waterflooding and economics.