About Us

Our purpose is to make people’s lives better by responsibly producing energy supplies, contributing to domestic energy security and prosperity, and having a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.

Founded in 1908, we are an independent exploration and production company with a long-standing, principled approach to doing business ethically and responsibly. Our company culture drives our behavior, and we seek to build open, honest and transparent relationships with our stakeholders.

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We are a premier operator of top-tier assets.

SM Energy operates in the Midland Basin in West Texas and the Maverick Basin in South Texas. Our strategy is to focus on high quality, Lower 48 oil and natural gas producing assets, growing our inventory organically with top-tier economic drilling, completion, and production opportunities. We seek to maximize and expand the value of our assets through application of the latest technologies and outstanding operational execution, with our employees being our most valuable asset. We seek to expand through the acquisition of top-tier acreage and continued delineation of current top-tier assets. We strive to maintain a strong balance sheet through financial discipline and to generate high returns and profitable growth by efficiently deploying capital to develop our assets.

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We are committed to exceptional stewardship.

We protect the safety and health of our employees, while supporting the professional development of our diverse and thriving team. We are leaders in environmental stewardship, integrating processes and goals throughout the organization while encouraging technical and innovative solutions to safeguard our surroundings. We seek to build and maintain strong partnerships with our stakeholders by investing in and connecting with the communities where we live and work.

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Visionary leaders of today create the leaders of tomorrow.

We pride ourselves on having a positive culture, led by a diverse group of leaders who represent perspectives, experience, and expertise from across the industry. We maintain a flat organizational structure that makes our leadership team accessible to employees at all levels. From the CEO to the newest employee, everyone is empowered to help us succeed and innovation is strongly encouraged. Our vision is to develop our future leaders from the first day an employee begins their career with us. Robust career and leadership development training are available to all, and our compensation structure rewards integrity, innovation, and servant leadership in addition to the practical functions of each role.

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Oil and natural gas help to make everyday life possible.

SM Energy contributes to making peoples’ lives better by providing secure and affordable oil and gas to North America.

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