Laredo Petroleum Inc, formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc., was formed pursuant to the laws of the State of Delaware on August 12, 2011. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, is an independent energy company focused on the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties mainly in the Permian region of the United States. As of December 31, 2013, the Company has assembled 202,084 net acres in the Permian Basin and had total proved reserves, presented on a two-stream basis, of 203,615 MBOE. The Company's reserves are reported in two streams: crude oil and liquids-rich natural gas. It operates oil and natural gas properties as one business segment, which explores, develops and produces oil and natural gas. The Company's producing properties are geographically concentrated in the Permian Basin. The Company competes with other companies in its industry that have greater resources than the company has, especially in focus areas. The companies not only explore for and produce oil and natural gas, but also carry on refining operations and market petroleum and other products.