Midstates Petroleum Names Greg Hebertson Senior Vice President of Exploration

  Midstates Petroleum Names Greg Hebertson Senior Vice President of
  Exploration

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- June 13, 2013

Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (NYSE: MPO) (the “Company”) today announced
that Greg Hebertson recently joined the Company as Senior Vice President of
Exploration.

Mr. Hebertson has 20 years of global upstream experience in both technical and
management roles around the world, including multiple onshore US lower-48
basins, Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as Canada, Africa, the Middle
East, Europe, and Latin America. Most recently, he was Vice President, Global
Exploration New Ventures for Talisman Energy, a global independent oil and gas
company where he was employed from August 2011 to May 2013. Prior to Talisman,
Mr. Hebertson worked at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for 17 years where most
recently he was General Manager, Latin America Exploration.

Mr. Hebertson is a licensed Geologist in the State of Texas and board
councilor for the Division of Professional Affairs (DPA), a division of the
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). He holds a bachelors
degree and masters degree in geology from Brigham Young University as well as
business and leadership certifications from Rice University.

John Crum, Midstates’ Chairman, President, and CEO commented, “I am very
pleased to have Greg join our Midstates team. With his extensive experience
and knowledge of North American basins, he will play an integral leadership
role in increasing our understanding of the geology of our acreage, uncovering
additional upside and drilling locations in each of our three core areas, and
building out our exploration inventory. We look forward to fully integrating
Greg into our team here at Midstates.”

About Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.

Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. is an independent exploration and production
company focused on the application of modern drilling and completion
techniques to oil-prone resources in previously discovered yet underdeveloped
hydrocarbon trends. The Company’s operations are currently focused on
oilfields in the Mississippian Lime trend in northwestern Oklahoma and
southern Kansas, in the Anadarko Basin in Texas and Oklahoma and in the Upper
Gulf Coast Tertiary trend in central Louisiana. The Company is headquartered
in Houston, Texas. Additional information about the Company is available at
www.midstatespetroleum.com.

Contact:

Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.
Al Petrie, (713) 595-9427
Al.Petrie@midstatespetroleum.com
or
Garrett Galloway, (713) 595-9323
Garrett.Galloway@midstatespetroleum.com