Our History

Founded in 1989, Hilcorp is the largest privately held independent exploration & production company in the United States. Over our thirty year history, we’ve earned our reputation as an “operator of choice” because of our dedication to safe, responsible and innovative operations.

Hilcorp is a leader in taking on legacy oil and gas assets across the United States and reinvigorating production with innovation and integrity. We thrive on efficiency, and create value through both energy production and the positive impacts it has on the communities where we work.

In addition to providing high-quality careers for nearly three thousand employees and the many local and regional businesses that support our operations, we recover natural resources that might otherwise be left behind.

In just the last five years, Hilcorp has:

Completed over $6 billion of oil and gas property acquisitions.
Invested more than $5 billion in development capital in our assets.
Exponentially increased reserves and production.

Our unique culture, values, and ethics have been the root of this success.

As we continue to grow, we are dedicated to building upon these core strengths, to continue challenging the status quo – to work smarter, safer and harder – to create greater value for all of our stakeholders.

Hilcorp’s commitment to urgency and ownership allows me to quickly tackle and make decisions on major issues.

Operations Manager

Working every day with such wonderful people who are driven by the same principles and sense of ownership of the organization as I am makes each day a rewarding one.

Safety Manager

We constantly ask ourselves, ‘Is there a better way to do this’ Innovation is definitely a key component of Hilcorp’s success.

Senior Reservoir Engineer

Urgency is what separates Hilcorp from everybody else…At Hilcorp its ‘act today, not tomorrow’ and that makes a big difference.

Operations Engineer

This company is great. I look forward to coming to work each day and can truly say that this is “The Best Place to Work".


A flat organization with challenging work, smart, motivated people where everyone can make a difference – That’s Hilcorp.

Chief Operations Manager

I really feel like I’m working for a team that appreciates what we do.

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