Strategic Energy Advisor
Mark is the CEO and founder of PCORE Exploration and Production I and II. Mark Hiduke
founded PCORE Exploration & Production in May 2014 with $100MM backing from Natural Gas
Partners. PCORE acquired over 5,000 net acres in the Midland Basin core, completed 4
horizontal Wolfcamp wells and then was acquired by Parsley Energy for $150MM in January
2016. PCORE returned 3.2x gross ROI and over 130% IRR to its investors. Hiduke founded
PCORE Exploration and Production II with a $200MM commitment from NGP in February 2016.
PCORE II currently has over approximately 40k gross acres located in Reeves and Pecos
counties of the Delaware Basin.
Prior to PCORE, Mr. Hiduke was Supervisor of Acquisitions & Divestitures at Pioneer
Natural Resources. In his time at Pioneer, he completed over $6 billion in A&D activity including
the JV of Pioneer’s Eagle Ford asset with Reliance Industries and the Wolfcamp Shale JV with
Sinochem. Mr. Hiduke also participated in the sales of Pioneer’s Alaska, Barnett and Tunisian
Prior to Pioneer, Mr. Hiduke was a financial analyst at Howard Frazier Barker Elliot, a
valuation and investment banking firm based in Houston. He also worked in the energy
investment banking group of Toronto Dominion Securities in both Houston and Calgary.
Mr. Hiduke has an M.B.A from the SMU Cox School of Business as well as a B.B.A. in
Finance and a B.S. in Economics with Financial Applications from SMU. He was a recipient of
the Who’s Who in Energy award for 2014 & 2015 and Oil & Gas Investor’s 30 under 40. PCORE
Exploration & Production was the recipient of the D Magazine M&A Deal of the Year award in
2017 for the sale to Parsley Energy.