OKLAHOMA CITY, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) ("SandRidge") today announced the appointment of David C. Lawler to the position of Executive Vice President of Operations. Mr. Lawler most recently served as CEO and President of PostRock Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: PSTR). Prior to joining PostRock, Mr. Lawler was employed by Shell Exploration & Production Company as the Engineering and Operations Manager for U.S. Gulf Coast assets. Mr. Lawler graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1990 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and earned his M.B.A. from Tulane University in 2003. Matthew K. Grubb, President and COO commented, "We are excited to have David join the SandRidge team. He is an accomplished leader with significant operations experience and will be able to contribute and make an immediate impact to SandRidge as we continue to grow and move forward with our active oil development programs." About SandRidge Energy, Inc.: SandRidge Energy, Inc. is an oil and natural gas company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with its principal focus on exploration and production. SandRidge Energy, Inc. focuses its exploration and production activities in the Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, West Texas Overthrust, Cotton Valley Trend in East Texas, Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico. SandRidge Energy, Inc.'s internet address is www.sandridgeenergy.com. CONTACT:Kevin R. WhiteSenior Vice PresidentSandRidge Energy, Inc.123 Robert S. Kerr AvenueOklahoma City, OK 73102+1 (405) 429-5515 SOURCE SandRidge Energy, Inc.