Billy Hannes

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Billy Hannes joined PCORE Exploration & Production LLC (PCORE I) in July 2014 as General Counsel. After a successful sale of PCORE I in early 2016, Hannes co-founded PCORE II. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of PCORE II, where he directs the company’s legal and land departments.

Prior to joining PCORE I, Hannes was an associate in the energy section of the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, where he focused his practice on oil and gas transactional matters. He represented clients in the acquisition and disposition of oil and gas properties throughout the United States with deal value totals reaching multiple billions. His experience also includes the negotiating and drafting of a vast array of industry contracts, opinions and agreements related to marketing, operating, title and land.   

Hannes earned his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law (cum laude) and his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University.