Newfield Exploration Announces Appointment of Richard K. Stoneburner to Board of Directors

Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:00am EST

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas,  Feb. 12, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration
Company (NYSE: NFX)  today announced that  Richard K. Stoneburner, 59, former
President North America Shale Production Division for BHP Billiton Petroleum,
has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective on  February 8, 2013.
Following this appointment Newfield's Board is comprised of 12 directors, 11 of
whom are independent.

"Dick's considerable resource experience in  North America  will be a valuable
asset to Newfield as we focus on growing our four domestic liquids plays," said 
Lee K. Boothby, Newfield Chairman, President and CEO. "Through his extensive
career, Dick participated in the transformation of our industry from
conventional exploration to the development of vast unconventional resources."

Mr. Stoneburner said, "I am looking forward to being an active member of
Newfield's Board of Directors, representing its stockholders and working with
the Newfield management team. My experiences with Newfield during my tenure at
Petrohawk and 3TEC were always very positive ones and I truly respected their
operational capabilities. My insights and experiences, combined with Newfield's
outstanding portfolio of assets and employees, will be value additive."

Mr. Stoneburner has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas
industry. Most recently, he served as President North America Shale Production
Division for BHP Billiton Petroleum. In this role, he managed operations in the 
Fayetteville, Haynesville, Eagle Ford and Permian Divisions. Prior to BHP, Mr.
Stoneburner served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Petrohawk Energy
Corp. from 2007-11. Before his tenure as President and COO, Mr. Stoneburner led
Petrohawk's exploration program as Executive Vice President of Exploration from
2005-07. He began his service to Petrohawk in 2003.

Mr. Stoneburner began his career as a geologist in 1977. Prior to Petrohawk, he
held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership within several
private and public companies, including Texas Oil and Gas Corp., Weber Energy
Corp., Hugoton Energy Corp. and 3TEC Energy Corp. He holds a B.S. in Geological
Sciences from the  University of Texas  and a M.S. in Geological Sciences from 
Wichita State University.

Mr. Stoneburner is active in numerous professional and charitable organizations,
including membership in the American Association of Professional Geologists,
Society of Petroleum Engineers and The  Houston  and Dallas Geological
Societies.  

Newfield Exploration Company is an independent energy company engaged in the
exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural
gas liquids.  The Company is focused on North American resource plays of scale.
Its principal domestic areas of operation include the Mid-Continent, the Rocky
Mountains and onshore Texas.  Internationally, the Company has oil developments
offshore  Malaysia  and  China.

For additional information, please contact Newfield's Investor Relations
department.
Phone: 281-210-5201  
Email:  info@newfield.com

SOURCE  Newfield Exploration Company

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