Laredo Petroleum’s management team and financial investors visit Elk City Wireline

Schlumberger Business News
US Life Fall 2008-Winter 2009
By Joe Van Valkenburgh, US Land HSE Manager

In attendance from Laredo Petroleum were: Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Randy Foutch, President & Chief Operating Officer, Jerry Schuyler, Sr. VP Exploration & Land, Patrick Curth, along with John Minton (VP Reservoir Eng.), Tony Swindell (VP Operations), Dan Schooley, (VP Gas Marketing), Michael Evans, (Exploration Manager), Bill Legler, (Sr. Geologist) and Mark Womble (Sr. VP - Chief Financial Officer)

Laredo Petroleum is an independent oil and gas company with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma whose business strategy is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas properties located primarily in the mid-continent region of the United States.

Laredo Petroleum recently approached its senior salesman Reid Beecher about setting up a visit to a Schlumberger Wireline operation so that representatives of Laredo's financial institutions could learn first hand about various aspects of the oilfield.

Reid and the team in Elk City did a great job setting up demonstrations and a barbeque dinner, while Wireline engineers and management were on hand to answer investor questions.

Toward the end of the tour a double rainbow appeared in the sky - a sure sign that the future is strong between Schlumberger and Laredo Petroleum!

Many thanks to all who made this happen ... in particular Micki Smith and Reid Beecher as well as Jacinto Delgado, Elk City FSM, David Brooke, Elk City Operations Mgr. and, of course, the employees of Elk City.

Laredo Petroleum's Patrick Curth sent the following enthusiastic comments to the Elk City Team:

To Everyone at Schlumberger - Elk City I OKC:

Thank you for helping to arrange dinner and a tour of your facility for Laredo's Bank Group last week. Everyone thought the meal was great and we were really impressed with your staff and technology. Our attendees were from around the country and for many this was their first trip to Western Oklahoma - they will not only remember your hospitality but also the professionalism you displayed and desire to deliver a top-notch product. Laredo Petroleum is proud to partner with Schlumberger in our endeavors to find oil and gas.

Thanks again for hosting the group at your Elk City facility.


Patrick J. Curth,
Sr. VP - Exploration & Land (and part-time tour guide!)