Laredo Petroleum appointed Mikell J. ("Jason") Pigott, SPE, as its new president and a member of the board of directors, effective 28 May. Pigott will succeed Randy A. Foutch, SPE, as Laredo’s CEO during 4Q 2019. Pigott has more than 20 years of experience in the energy exploration and production industry, most recently serving as executive vice president for operations and technical services for Chesapeake Energy. Before joining Chesapeake in 2013, he was with Anadarko Petroleum for 14 years, serving in positions of increasing responsibility, focused primarily on onshore unconventional play development in the Eagle Ford Shale, Haynesville Shale, Delaware Basin, and various tight-sand plays in East Texas. Pigott holds a BS in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler School of Business.