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Values and Strategy

At SM Energy, our employees work hard every day to improve people’s lives by providing secure, affordable oil and gas supplies in North America.   We approach every aspect of our business with a set of simple, yet powerful core values:

  • Conduct business with the highest ethical standards.
  • Protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors and neighbors.
  • Protect the environment and be a good steward of natural resources.
  • Support the communities where we live, work and operate.
  • Provide a rewarding and productive work experience for our employees.

Our strategy focuses on onshore oil and gas plays in North America with repetitive drilling and completion opportunities.  We capture highly prospective acreage through leasing and acquisitions and efficiently determine the economic potential of acquired acreage.  We maximize the value of our producing assets through technology application and outstanding operations execution.  Finally, we maintain a strong balance sheet and achieve high returns on capital employed through financial discipline and optimizing our asset portfolio.