SandRidge takes more action with some remaining workers

Oklahoma City’s SandRidge Energy has scaled back operation even more as the company filed a WARN notice with the state indicating it put a dozen employees on paid leave.

According to the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, the struggling oil and gas company indicated the 12 employees, who were not identified by position will be on paid leave through September 30 of this year.

The company said the workers will get their current pay and benefits during that time.

The suspension of work came after SandRidge in February announced the layoff of 63 workers out of its remaining workforce of about 120 employees. Those layoffs were followed by more in April and then in May, the company sold its downtown office tower in a nearly $36 million deal.

Just four years ago, SandRidge emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy.