Sanchez Energy Corp. (NYSE: SN) reports that senior vice president and COO Joseph DeDominic has resigned to pursue a new opportunity. Chris Heinson, senior manager of reservoir engineering, will assume the role of COO on an interim basis. These management changes are effective at the beginning of January 2014.
Heinson, an engineer by training, currently oversees reservoir engineering, business planning, and project management for Sanchez. Prior to joining Sanchez in March of this year, he worked for Occidental Petroleum Corp. in various planning and reservoir engineering positions. He has a technical background in unconventional oil resource plays and enhanced oil recovery, and has held roles of increasing responsibility while at Occidental and Sanchez. Heinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Sanchez Energy is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil resources in the onshore US Gulf Coast. Its focus is on the Eagle Ford shale play, where Sanchez Energy has assembled approximately 125,000 net acres. The company also has approximately 40,000 net acres targeting the Tuscaloosa Marine shale.