Stone Energy Corporation Provides Personnel Update

              Stone Energy Corporation Provides Personnel Update

PR Newswire

LAFAYETTE, La., Jan. 9, 2013

LAFAYETTE, La., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE:
SGY) today announced the promotion of several new executives and
organizational changes to allow for a more asset focused organization. Richard
L. Toothman is being promoted from Vice President – Appalachia to Senior Vice
President – Appalachia, Paul K. Wieg to Vice President - Exploration and
Business Development, Kevin G. Hurst to Vice President – GOM Shelf/Deep Gas,
and Keith A. Seilhan to Vice President - Deepwater.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer David Welch stated, "Our
executive development program and succession planning process have well
prepared these new executives for their increased responsibilities. We are
excited about these talented professionals who will now step into expanded
roles. Rick Toothman will continue with his leadership in growing our
Appalachian asset base. Paul Wieg, Kevin Hurst and Keith Seilhan will assume
the responsibilities of Richard L. Smith, Executive Vice President –
Exploration and Business Development, Jerome F. Wenzel, Jr., Executive Vice
President – Operations and John R. Pantaleo, Vice President – Gulf of Mexico,
who will be leaving Stone to pursue personal endeavors. We appreciate the
contributions made by Rich, Jerry and John during their tenure at Stone, and
we wish them great success in their new ventures. They have all been
instrumental in preparing succession plans in each of their respective areas
and will remain through a planned transition period."

Paul K. Wieg, currently Director of Geosciences/Deepwater Exploration Manager,
is being named Vice President - Exploration and Business Development. Prior
to joining Stone, Paul was Deepwater Exploration Manager for Eni Petroleum's
Gulf of Mexico business unit. Paul also served as Chief Geophysicist for
Dominion E&P preceding the purchase of Dominion assets by Eni. Before taking
a management position, Paul worked in various capacities as an explorationist
in both domestic and international ventures for Dominion and its predecessor
CNG, Shell Offshore, Inc., Pecten International, and Exxon USA. Paul has a
Masters Degree in Geology from Duke University and a Bachelors Degree in
Geology from New Mexico School of Mines.

Kevin G. Hurst, currently General Manager Operations/Gulf of Mexico
Production, is being named Vice President – GOM Shelf/Deep Gas. Kevin began
his career with Arco Oil and Gas Company and served in various capacities over
his 16 years with Arco. He worked for five years in Jakarta, Indonesia as a
Technical Advisor and then served as Chief of Field Operations for his final
two years in Indonesia. After returning from Indonesia, Kevin was employed by
Southern Natural Gas Company/El Paso Energy Company as an Area Manager. Prior
to joining Stone in 2005, Kevin was employed by MODEC, LLC as the General
Manager for FPSO/FSO Operations. Kevin holds a Bachelors Degree in Petroleum
Engineering from Louisiana State University.

Keith A. Seilhan, currently Deep Water Projects Manager, is being named Vice
President - Deep Water. Keith Seilhan filled various senior Operations
Leadership roles for Amoco and BP over his 21 year career. The majority of
his industry experience has been in senior leadership positions working with
the start-up and operation of large, technically challenging assets, primarily
in the deep water Gulf of Mexico. Keith has been an Asset Manager and
Operations Manager for Deep Water Assets and also taken functional leadership
roles as the Operations Director for Gulf of Mexico and the Organizational
Capability Manager. Keith developed BP's first Advanced Collaboration
Environment (ACE) in 2003 while commissioning, starting-up and operating the
Na Kika Asset. In his final year with BP, Keith filled the role as BP's
Incident Commander on the Deepwater Horizon Incident in 2010. Keith also
worked as an Emergency Response Consultant with The Response Group for 1-1/2
years prior to taking his role as Deep Water Projects Manager for Stone.
Keith received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Louisiana State

Stone Energy is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production
company headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana with additional offices in New
Orleans, Houston and Morgantown, West Virginia. Our business strategy is to
leverage cash flow generated from existing assets to maintain relatively
stable GOM shelf oil production, profitably grow gas reserves and production
in price-advantaged basins such as Appalachia and the Gulf Coast Basin, and
profitably grow oil reserves and production in material impact areas such as
the deep water GOM and onshore oil. For additional information, contact
Kenneth H. Beer, Chief Financial Officer, at 337-521-2210 phone, 337-521-9880
fax or via e-mail at

SOURCE Stone Energy Corporation

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.