CHRISTOPHER D. HEINSON, SPE, was appointed chief operating officer (COO) and senior vice president of Sanchez Oil and Gas Group. He served as interim COO starting January 2014. Before joining the company in March 2013, he served as a senior planning engineer for Occidental Petroleum’s Williston basin division and staff reservoir engineer for Oxy’s Permian Basin division. Heinson has a technical background in unconventional oil resource plays and enhanced oil recovery, and held roles of increasing responsibility while at Oxy and Sanchez. He earned a BS degree in petroleum engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.