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SandRidge has transformed its Oklahoma City building inside and out

SandRidge's vision of its downtown Oklahoma City headquarters has a remarkably different feel from Kerr-McGee's vision when the building was completed in 1972.
by Adam Wilmoth Modified: July 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm •  Published: July 27, 2012

The layout is intentional.

SandRidge's focus is in finding and producing oil throughout the middle of the country. But the building's layout keeps management and employees focused on what in many ways is more important — their community efforts, said Greg Dewey, SandRidge's vice president of communications and community relations.

The company is a strong supporter of Douglass High School and the schools that feed to it. SandRidge's main conference room and training area take up the northeast corner of the building, overlooking that part of town.

“When you look out this window, you see the state's largest health care facility in the OU Medical Center, and you see the Capitol. Then, literally in their shadows, you have the most impoverished part of Oklahoma City with the least access to health care and one of the highest crime rates,” Dewey said.

“This view helps keep things in perspective.”

by Adam Wilmoth
Energy Editor
Adam Wilmoth returned to The Oklahoman as energy editor in 2012 after working for four years in public relations. He previously spent seven years as a business reporter at The Oklahoman, including five years covering the state's energy sector....
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