SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD) announced today the appointment of Steve Turk to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective March 2, 2015.

Mr. Turk comes to SandRidge with more than 30 years of experience in the exploration and production industry, at both private and publicly held companies, including having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at HighMount Exploration & Production LLC.

“I am pleased to announce that Steve Turk is joining our senior management team,” said James D. Bennett, Chief Executive Officer and President. “Steve will lead our very talented operations group as they continue to focus on our core themes of efficiency and innovation. His background across the industry will be an invaluable asset as we further our basin-leading approach to developing the Midcontinent.”

“I am excited to be joining an organization that has such a determined focus on innovation and operational efficiency,” said Turk. “SandRidge has a strong asset base and is well-positioned for ongoing value creation. I look forward to working with the operations team and senior management as we continue to expand the company’s leadership position in the Midcontinent.”

Previously in his career, Mr. Turk was Vice President Operations, Southern Division at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy. He also held various operations and management positions for Equitable Production Company, Ziff Energy Group and Cabot Oil and Gas.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Edinboro University and a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University as well as an MBA from Oklahoma City University.

About SandRidge Energy, Inc.

SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD) is an oil and natural gas Company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with its principal focus on exploration and production. SandRidge and its subsidiaries also own and operate gas gathering and processing facilities, saltwater gathering and electrical infrastructure facilities and conduct marketing operations. In addition, Lariat Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SandRidge, owns and operates a drilling rig and related oil field services business. SandRidge focuses its exploration and production activities in the Mid-Continent region of the United States. SandRidge’s internet address is

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