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Kelt Kindick Joins WPX Energy Board of Directors

  Kelt Kindick Joins WPX Energy Board of Directors

                    Will Serve on Board’s Audit Committee

Business Wire

TULSA, Okla. -- January 17, 2013

WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) announced today that Kelt Kindick has been elected to
the company’s board of directors. This increases the size of WPX’s board to
11.

Kindick is a senior advisor with Bain & Company and previously served as the
firm’s chief financial officer. He has more than 25 years experience working
with senior management teams.

“We’re very pleased to attract such sound, proven leadership to our board as
we continue to develop world-class oil and gas resources,” said Ralph A. Hill,
WPX president and chief executive officer.

“Kelt’s background in finance, accounting and management consulting provides
added strength to our board, highlighting our commitment to financial
discipline and a top-tier balance sheet,” Hill added.

In addition to the WPX board, Kindick also serves as the lead director of The
Advisory Board Company and is a director of Beacon Health Strategies.

He earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1980 and is a 1976
graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.

Kindick will serve on WPX’s audit committee along with Robert K. Herdman, John
A. Carrig and William G. Lowrie. Ten of WPX’s board members are independent.
The sole inside director is Ralph Hill.

About WPX Energy, Inc.

WPX Energy is an exploration and production company focused on developing its
significant oil and gas reserves, particularly in the liquids-rich Piceance
Basin, the Bakken and Three Forks oil shales and the Marcellus Shale. WPX also
has domestic operations in the San Juan and Powder River basins, as well as a
69 percent interest in Apco Oil and Gas International. Go to
http://www.wpxenergy.com/investors.aspx to join our e-mail list.

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other
than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that
address activities, events or developments that the company expects, believes
or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements.
Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and
uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the company. Statements
regarding future drilling and production are subject to all of the risks and
uncertainties normally incident to the exploration for and development and
production of oil and gas. These risks include, but are not limited to, the
volatility of oil, natural gas and NGL prices; uncertainties inherent in
estimating oil, natural gas and NGL reserves; drilling risks; environmental
risks; and political or regulatory changes. Investors are cautioned that any
such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual
results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press
release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently
made available by WPX Energy on its website or otherwise. WPX Energy does not
undertake and expressly disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking
statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Investors are urged to consider carefully the disclosure in our filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, available from us at WPX Energy, Attn:
Investor Relations, P.O. Box 21810, Tulsa, Okla., 74102, or from the SEC’s
website at www.sec.gov.

Contact:

WPX Energy, Inc.
Media Contact:
Kelly Swan, 539-573-4944
or
Investor Contact:
David Sullivan, 539-573-9360