Mr. Knott was appointed Senior Vice President—Business Development and Land in August 2014. Mr. Knott was appointed Vice President—Land and Assistant Secretary in October 2012 and was appointed Vice President of Business Development & Land and Assistant Secretary in August 2008. Mr. Knott joined SM Energy in November 2000 as Senior Landman for the Gulf Coast region in Lafayette, Louisiana, and later assumed the position of Gulf Coast Regional Land Manager when the office was moved to Houston in March 2004.
Between 1987 and 1993, Mr. Knott was responsible for land and business development activity at ARCO in several geographic areas such as Gulf Coast, Permian, Mid-Continent, Rockies, Michigan and California. Upon ARCO’s spin-off of Vastar Resources in 1993, he joined Vastar as a Senior Landman working the Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico regional assets until 1999, at which time he assumed the role of Director of Business Development for the Gulf Coast Region. He remained in that capacity until the merger of Vastar Resources and BP Amoco in September 2000, whereby he assumed a Senior Landman position working the Gulf Coast Region.