Vital Energy Inc. has promoted Katie Hill to senior vice president and COO effective Nov. 13, the company said.

Hill has been with Vital Energy since September 2022 and previously served as vice president of operations.

Hill has more than 15 years of operational experience in the energy E&P sector, developing engineering and operational teams, successfully integrating and optimizing acquired assets and leading multi-basin development programs.

Before joining Vital Energy, she served as senior vice president of operations at Javelin Energy Partners for two years and served for eight years at Chesapeake Energy. She began her career as an engineer with BP in 2008.

"Katie is a proven leader and has made an impact at Vital Energy," stated Jason Pigott, president and CEO. "Since she joined the company, we have continually exceeded production forecasts as our teams have deployed proprietary technologies across our operations and optimized production methods on our high-return Permian Basin inventory. Her track record of driving innovation will be invaluable as we continue to build scale and value in the Permian."