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John Schmitz

Senior Advisor

John Schmitz is a senior advisor at Crestview assisting the energy strategy.


John Schmitz is a senior advisor at Crestview. He is chairman and CEO of Select Energy Services, a Crestview portfolio company. John is also chairman and co-founder of Silver Creek Oil & Gas and chairman of CP Energy Holdings, also Crestview portfolio companies. John is a lifelong entrepreneur and has founded and developed numerous successful businesses in the energy industry.

In the oilfield services space, John previously founded BSI Holdings, an integrated wellsite services provider. In 2003, he sold that business to Complete Production Services and then served as a director and the North Texas division manager for the company until it went public in 2006. John also founded Allied Technology in 2005 and sold that business to Forum Energy Technologies, a leading global manufacturer of oilfield products and related after-market technical services that went public in 2012. John currently serves as a board member at Forum, as well as Nine Energy Services, a full service downhole tool company. In 2007, John founded Peak Oilfield Services, which ultimately became Select Energy Services through a series of acquisitions and organic growth.

John also has extensive experience in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. He founded HEP Oil Company in 1995 and purchased and developed the assets of Alta Natural Resources in 2010. In 2012, Crestview joined with John to combine these two E&P companies to create Silver Creek Oil & Gas. In addition, John has acquired, developed and sold seven different acreage portfolios in the Barnett, Fayetteville and Eagle Ford shale plays over the past 15 years.

In the midstream space, John founded Cimmaron Gathering, a midstream company focused on natural gas and crude oil gathering. He sold that business to Copano Energy in 2007. Furthermore, John co-founded Mesa Real Estate Partners. Mesa is a real estate company that develops, purchases and leases properties used by companies in the oil and gas industry.


CP Energy


Current Portfolio

CP is a crude oil marketing, logistics and storage business. It provides services to producers and refiners through a network of injection points, delivery stations, trucks, gathering systems and storage tank capacity in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas.

Select Energy Services


Current Portfolio

Select Energy is a leading provider of total water solutions to exploration and production companies in the North American unconventional oil and natural gas markets.

Silver Creek Oil & Gas


Current Portfolio

Silver Creek Oil & Gas is a privately held exploration and production company that was formed at the end of 2011. It focuses on the acquisition and development of out-of-favor unconventional oil and gas assets located primarily in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Synergy Energy


Current Portfolio

Synergy is a manufacturer, retailer and distributor of parts and supplies for the oil and gas industry. It focuses on artificial lift and also operates 14 retail stores under the name Bell Supply Company.