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SandRidge Energy CEO Tom Ward addresses a function in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in this January 2010 handout photo courtesy of the Journal Record. REUTERS/Maike Sabolich/The Journal Record

SandRidge Energy CEO Tom Ward addresses a function in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in this January 2010 handout photo courtesy of the Journal Record. REUTERS/Maike Sabolich/The Journal Record

SandRidge Energy CEO Tom Ward addresses a function in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in this January 2010 handout photo courtesy of the Journal Record. REUTERS/Maike Sabolich/The Journal Record
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SandRidge Energy CEO Tom Ward (R) speaks with Chairman and majority shareholder of BOK Financial George Kaiser during an energy panel discussion at the Creativity Oklahoma World Forum in Oklahoma City, in this November 15, 2011 file photo courtesy of the Journal Record. To match Exclusive SANDRIDGE-CONTRACT/ REUTERS/Maike Sabolich/The Journal Record

SandRidge Energy CEO Tom Ward (R) speaks with Chairman and majority shareholder of BOK Financial George Kaiser during an energy panel discussion at the Creativity Oklahoma World Forum in Oklahoma City, in this November 15, 2011 file photo courtesy of...more

SandRidge Energy CEO Tom Ward (R) speaks with Chairman and majority shareholder of BOK Financial George Kaiser during an energy panel discussion at the Creativity Oklahoma World Forum in Oklahoma City, in this November 15, 2011 file photo courtesy of the Journal Record. To match Exclusive SANDRIDGE-CONTRACT/ REUTERS/Maike Sabolich/The Journal Record
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