Gulfport Energy Beefs Up Management Team for OH Utica

Gulfport Energy may be based in Oklahoma City, OK, but their heart (and most of their focus) is in Ohio–in the Utica Shale. Gulfport is one of the premier Utica drillers with some of the most impressive wells drilled to date (see Gulfport’s New Record-Breaking Well in Belmont Cnty – 30.3 Mmcf/d). In keeping with their laser focus on the Utica, Gulfport announced yesterday a bunch of new hires and promotions–all of them focused on the Utica Shale.

At the top of the hit parade is a brand new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Utica–Ross Kirtley–who was previously a VP with Sandridge Energy. Robert Jones was appointed VP of drilling for Ohio, Mark Malone was appointed VP of operations for Ohio, and Ty Peck was appointed Managing Director of Midstream Operations. Certainly seems like a pretty major restructuring on the part of Gulfport as they prepare to do more great things in the OH Utica. Here’s the press release with details…

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