Mr Cooley was formerly the vice president of accounting after joining SandRidge in November 2006 as part of the company’s acquisition of NEG Oil & Gas. Mr Potts, formerly the geological manager for the western division, joined the company in August 2006. Mr White has been a consultant in the oil and gas industry for the past six years after a long career at Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas.

Tom Ward, chairman and CEO, said: Both Randy and Robert have made significant contributions to our operations since joining SandRidge, and we are pleased to recognize these contributions. The CO2 business for SandRidge will become increasingly important over the next few years and we are pleased to find a person with Kevin’s experience and talents that will coordinate the development and growth of this important area.