WPX Energy Takes Thoughtful Approach to Debate over ‘Fracing’

  WPX Energy Takes Thoughtful Approach to Debate over ‘Fracing’

   New documentary launches at downdeep.com, offering facts about hydraulic
                                  fracturing

Business Wire

TULSA, Okla. -- November 19, 2013

WPX Energy announced today that it is launching a website to help clear up
controversy and misinformation surrounding hydraulic fracturing and the
process of exploring for, drilling and producing oil and natural gas.

The site – www.downdeep.com – serves as a platform for delivering an
approximately 30-minute video commissioned by WPX Energy. The video is titled
Down Deep: Unearthing the Truth About Hydraulic Fracturing and features
conversations with experts, landowners, neighbors and WPX executives.

Using genuine facts and interviews with third parties, Down Deep takes on the
dishonest politicking and misguided environmentalism that has become entangled
with the public’s image of “fracing.”

WPX Energy believes U.S. citizens all have the right to be informed of the
facts surrounding any vital issue – and the right to be involved in the
decisions that shape America’s energy future.

Down Deep gives Americans the facts they need to make their own informed
decisions, and www.downdeep.com provides a route for them to easily reach out
to their government representatives and make their voices heard.

WPX Energy is a leader in responsible energy development, having earned nearly
40 national, state, local and industry awards for technology, innovation,
efficiency, reclamation, water management, best practices and community
involvement.

Additionally, WPX has registered more than 1,100 wells in the FracFocus
chemical disclosure database, including information about the initial wells
for its recent oil and natural gas discoveries in the San Juan Basin’s Gallup
Sandstone formation and the Piceance Basin’s Niobrara Shale.

About WPX Energy, Inc.

WPX Energy is an exploration and production company focused on developing its
significant oil and gas reserves, particularly in the Piceance, Williston and
Appalachian basins. 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.
Kelly Swan, 539-573-4944