We are Hillstone Environmental

Providing comprehensive water management solutions to the oil and natural gas industry.

Who We Are

Hillstone Environmental Partners provides water infrastructure solutions to the oil and gas industry.  We offer a fully integrated water midstream solution, allowing us to maximize operating efficiency, reduce costs, and reduce environmental footprint for our customers.  Out solutions include designing, building, owning and operating water pipelines, water and waste disposal sites, as well as providing water treatment, recycling, and re-use.  Hillstone’s pipeline monitoring solutions include 24/7 SCADA monitoring and leak detection, and allow customers to seamlessly manage end-to-end water value chain electronically and in real-time to maximize efficiency, accountability, and safety.

Hillstone’s water pipeline and disposal system in Loving County, Texas has total throughput capacity of 480,000 bpd across an interconnected network of pipelines and disposal wells.  This interconnected system allows us to gather, transfer, recycle and dispose of water across our entire system and manage through water spikes or unplanned outages, giving our customers certainty that their produced water will be disposed of reliably, safely, and without interruption. Hillstone has also treated more than 100 MMbbl of water in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Ohio.  Our patented CoagulizationTM process uses mobile treatment units which each treat 20,000 bpd of water, and can be integrated into existing client operations and done concurrently with drill-out and flowback, either on-pad or near field.

Hillstone is able to tackle any water management project in any shale basin for our clients.  We identify the most effective water strategies for our clients to drive efficiencies and increase overall operational performance.  We have designed our business with a stable, multi-year approach that reduces the effects of volatility in the oil and gas market and creates strong long-term performance and stability.

Hillstone was founded in 2015 and operates in the Permian Basin, Williston Basin, and Marcellus / Utica play.  The Company has offices in Denver, Colorado, Midland, Texas, and Bridgeport, West Virginia.

540000bpd of Pipeline Capacity
510000bpd of Disposal Capacity
100000000Barrels Treated / Filtered

Our Team

Jay Parkinson

Jay Parkinson

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Jay is responsible for leading, directing, and executing Hillstone’s strategy and growth initiatives. Prior to founding Hillstone, Jay was an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on investment opportunities in the Energy Services, Infrastructure and Exploration and Production segments. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, a company focused primarily on providing full-cycle environmental, waste management and recycling solutions to the upstream energy sector. Prior to joining Nuverra, Jay was a Managing Director in the Energy Investment Banking group at Jefferies and Company, where he focused on upstream unconventional oil and gas. While at Jefferies he advised on a number of mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and financing transactions in the energy sector. Jay holds an M.B.A. from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, an M.S. from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

John Rivers

John Rivers

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Pipeline Business Development

John leads Hillstone’s pipeline business development efforts. He has over 30 years of experience in energy and industrial markets and has developed numerous freshwater, produced water, and waste management systems for the oil and gas industry. Mr. Rivers previously served as Director of Business Development at Nuverra Environmental Solutions and AE2S Water Solutions.

C.B. Lackey

C.B. Lackey

Chief Operating Officer

C.B. is responsible for overseeing Hillstone’s operations, project design, cost and construction management, and safety management and practices. He brings to Hillstone over 40 years of experience in the energy industry, including nearly 35 years with EOG Resources. He held positions of increasing responsibility at EOG, finishing up his career at EOG managing all water handling operations in EOG’s Denver Division, which included the Williston, Powder River, and DJ basins. C.B. began his career with Halliburton in Texas. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Daniel Huang

Daniel Huang

Chief Financial Officer

Daniel is responsible for all finance and accounting related functions of the Company. He previously served as the Vice President of Finance at Nuverra Environmental Solutions and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and analysis, and financing and treasury functions. Before joining Nuverra, he was an investment professional at H.I.G. Capital, focused on the firm’s debt/equity, special situations and corporate lending strategies. Prior to that he worked at the D. E. Shaw group and Jefferies & Company’s Energy Investment Banking group. Daniel received his B.S. degree in Mathematics, B.A. degree in Economics and B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sean D. Hawkins

Sean D. Hawkins

Chief Legal Officer

Sean is responsible for all legal and related functions of Hillstone. Prior to joining Hillstone, Sean served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc., where he oversaw all legal issues relating to operations, including managing Nuverra’s customer contracts and litigation.

Prior to joining Nuverra, Sean was an attorney with Thompson & Knight LLP in the firm’s Dallas, Texas office, where he practiced in the areas of finance and commercial real estate, focusing on complex loan transactions throughout the United States. Prior to practicing with Thompson & Knight, Sean was an attorney with Vinson & Elkins LLP in the firm’s Dallas, Texas office.

Sean received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. Sean received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Certificate in Study of Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Paul Donavan

Paul Donavan

Vice President of Engineering

Paul is responsible for overseeing engineering and project management at Hillstone. He has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry ranging from integrated super-majors to startups. He previously served as Executive Vice President Engineering and founding member at First River Energy responsible for engineering, project management, and HSE. Before First River Energy, Paul was a senior facility engineer at EOG Resources responsible for pipeline infrastructure, produced water gathering, SWDs, and production facilities for various shale basins including the DJ, Bakken, and Powder River. Prior to that, he worked for ExxonMobil in various roles and locations ranging from global technical advisor, project engineer on deep water offshore projects, subsea operations and integrity, and FEED studies. Paul holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Tony Gutta

Tony Gutta

President, Northeast & Permian Divisions

Tony is responsible for the daily operations of Hillstone’s Northeast Division, including water treatment units in the Marcellus and Utica shales that have total treatment capacity of ~30,000 bwpd. Tony has over 60+ personnel reporting to him and manages all logistics operations for Hillstone’s Northeast operations. He is intimately involved with all planning operations and in the development and construction of treatment equipment. Tony has significant commercial waste water treatment experience and has supervised commercial and residential waste water treatment plant installations. Additionally, Tony has over 5 years of experience generating and submitting NPDES permits for approval to governmental authorities.

Vincent Lopez

Vincent Lopez

Controller

Vincent is responsible for overseeing accounting, financial reporting and administrative functions at Hillstone. He previously served as Vice President of Administration at Shalewater Solutions, which merged with Hillstone in January 2016. While with Shalewater, he held positions of increasing responsibility, which included directing all administrative and finance and accounting functions of the company. Prior to Shalewater, he served as Finance Officer for a government agency and had experience in the public accounting field including assurance, accounting and organizational consulting, and tax services. He holds a B.S.B.A with a concentration in Accounting from West Virginia University.

Joey Hainsfurther

Joey Hainsfurther

Director, Corporate Planning & Development

Joey is responsible for corporate strategy, project management and commercial development of Hillstone’s infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Hillstone, Joey managed business development for the Rocky Mountains and Permian for RigUp, an Austin based energy technology startup. Prior to RigUp he held various positions at ProPetro Services, including field operations and business development.

Joey holds a master’s degree in energy business from The University of Tulsa. He also graduated as a four-year baseball letterman and team captain with a B.A. from Baylor University.

Lenny Altenburg

Lenny Altenburg

Corporate Safety Director

Lenny is responsible for directing, developing, and overseeing Hillstone’s policies, procedures, and programs for Environmental, Health, and Safety compliance.  Prior to joining Hillstone, Lenny was the Supervisor of Corporate HSE for QEP Resources where he was responsible for reporting and analyzing all corporate EHS metrics, implementation of the HSEMS (Health, Safety & Environmental Management Systems), along with the implementation of the company’s Good Catch/Near Miss Process to reduce the company’s overall TRIR Rates.  He brings 38 years of safety experience in the energy industry, with previous positions at ARCO Coal, Rio Tinto Mining, Solvay Chemicals, Freeport-McMoRan, Sinclair Oil Corporation, and Marathon Oil.  Lenny holds a B.S. in Occupational Health & Safety from Montana Tech of the University of Montana.

Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall

Technical Director

Ryan is responsible for technical consulting services and both internal as well as external quality assurance programs. He works closely with project stakeholders to solve problems through the application of oilfield technology and best practices. His core strengths include treatability testing, system modeling and chemical characterization. Ryan started his career as a contract environmental scientist with the Alyeska Pipeline service company. He later went on to work in multiple roles within TestAmerica including Customer Service Manager for Oil and Gas. He also served as the Energy and Analytical Business Unit Coordinator for the RJ Lee Group, a forensic laboratory and consulting firm. Ryan has a BS and MS in Environmental Management. He has given numerous presentations and worked with the TVA to develop a novel analytical method to demonstrate remedial compliance.

Chris Stanton

Chris Stanton

General Manager, Permian

Chris is responsible for the daily operations of Hillstone’s Permian Basin division, including pipeline, SWD, and treatment operations. He is also intimately involved in the design and development of new projects in the Permian.  Chris has 5+ years of water treatment experience in the Marcellus and Utica.  Prior to joining Hillstone, Chris was the Director of Residual Waste for Shalewater Solutions. With Shalewater, Chris managed over 60 employees and oversaw multiple treatment plant build-outs.  During his time with Shalewater, he also dealt with numerous government agencies in regards to permitting and environmental compliance.

Our StrategyCombining management expertise, in-house technology, stable and flexible capital support and a long-term investment horizon to provide customers with industry-leading comprehensive water infrastructure solutions.

Hillstone has a fully integrated water midstream solution, allowing us to maximize operating efficiency, reduce costs, and reduce environmental footprint for our customers.  This solution includes water transportation via pipeline, water treatment for re-use, as well as water disposal services.  Hillstone’s unique and proprietary software and pipeline monitoring solutions allow customers to seamlessly manage this end-to-end value chain electronically and in real-time to maximize efficiency, accountability, and safety. 

Hillstone is focused on both developing greenfield projects for customers, including owning and operating infrastructure assets, as well as monetizing existing water infrastructure assets that E&P companies own and which may be non-core to their strategy.  When acquiring such assets, Hillstone endeavors to enter into long-term partnerships with E&P users, and takes a long-term investment horizon.

Our Values

  • Do the right thing – always.
  • Be vigilant and uncompromising about safety and a safety culture.
  • Team first.  Share the credit.  We, not I.
  • Focus relentlessly and entrepreneurially on our customers to deliver legendary customer solutions and service. Our customers are our greatest asset.
  • Play fast, be nimble, adapt.
  • Be passionate and enthusiastic about what you do (you owe it to yourself) – and create a culture that fosters this among others.
  • Hire and surround yourself with extraordinary people.
  • Take the initiative, innovate and create.  Challenge yourself and the organization.
  • Focus on process as well as outcomes.  Win each day.
  • Communicate – ideas, challenges, and solutions.
  • Have fun.  Laugh a lot.
  • Recognize and embrace the huge responsibility our customers have entrusted us with.

 

Hillstone Environmental

Industry-leading water management solutions