Sandridge Energy appointed Paul D. McKinney, SPE, as president and CEO of the company. McKinney succeeds William M. Griffin, who will continue to serve on the SandRidge board. McKinney was most recently president and COO of Yuma Energy. He has 35 years of industry experience, and before joining Yuma in 2014, held leadership positions with Apache Corp., including vice president of Gulf Coast Onshore region. From 2006 through 2007, McKinney was vice president and director, acquisitions and divestitures for Tristone Capital. McKinney started his career in 1983 with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., and advanced through a variety of engineering and operations positions, ending his time there as vice president of reservoir engineering for Anadarko Canada Corp. McKinney holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering. He has authored technical paper and books on advanced reservoir engineering methods.
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