Ultra Petroleum Taps Jay Stratton For COO Position

Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ: UPL) said May 31 that Jay Stratton, formerly with Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: JAG), has joined the company as COO.

Stratton has more than 30 years of experience in operations for both domestic and international oil and gas companies, according to Ultra’s press release. He most recently served as COO of Permian-focused Jagged Peak, which he departed from in February.

Prior to joining Jagged Peak, he served as COO of Permian Resources LLC and also previously served as district manager for Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s (NYSE: CHK) Permian Basin and Midcontinent assets. He began his career in various engineering roles with ARCO, Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC).