Gulfport Energy Corporation Announces Management Additions

Gulfport Energy Corporation Announces Management Additions

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation
(Nasdaq:GPOR) today announced an expansion to its management team.

Expansion to Management Team

In September 2013, the company appointed J. Ross Kirtley as Chief Operating
Officer for its Ohio activities. Prior to joining Gulfport, Mr. Kirtley was
previously with Sandridge Energy, Inc. ("Sandridge"), serving as Vice
President of Services for Sandridge and President of Lariat Services, Inc.,
Hondo Heavy Haul, Inc, and Chapparal Supply LLC, wholly owned subsidiaries of
Sandridge. In addition, prior to joining Sandridge, Mr. Kirtley served as
Business Manager for NOMAC Drilling, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Chesapeake Energy Corporation ("Chesapeake"). Mr. Kirtley graduated from
Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1977.

In November 2013, the company appointed Robert A. Jones as Vice President of
Drilling for its Ohio activities. Prior to joining Gulfport, Mr. Jones was
previously with Chesapeake, serving most recently as Drilling Engineering
Manager for the Haynesville, Barnett and Eagle Ford. Prior to this role,
during his time at Chesapeake, Mr. Jones served in roles of District Manager
for the Permian Basin and Senior Drilling Engineer for operations across
Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. Mr. Jones graduated from the University of
Oklahoma in 1985.

In November 2013, the company appointed Mark R. Malone as Vice President of
Operations for its Ohio activities. Prior to joining Gulfport, Mr. Malone was
previously with Sierra Engineering, serving as Engineering Manager. In
addition, prior to joining Sierra Engineering, Mr. Malone served as Senior
Asset Manager for the Marcellus Shale at Chesapeake. Mr. Malone graduated from
Texas Tech University in 1987.

In December 2013, the company appointed Ty Peck as Managing Director of
Midstream Operations. Prior to joining Gulfport, Mr. Peck was previously with
Access Midstream Partners ("Access"), serving most recently as the Director of
Commercial Services. In addition, prior to joining Access, Mr. Peck served as
Producer Services Manager at Enogex LLC. Mr. Peck graduated from the
University of Central Oklahoma in 2000 and holds a Master's in Business
Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

James Palm, Gulfport's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "The Utica Shale
provides a huge opportunity for our company and these new team members will
augment our ability to capitalize and execute our plans. These individuals
will make significant contributions to the growth and success of the company."

About Gulfport

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent oil and
natural gas exploration and production company with its principal producing
properties located in the Utica Shale of Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana
Gulf Coast. In addition, Gulfport holds a sizeable acreage position in the
Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its 24.9% interest in Grizzly Oil Sands
ULC, an equity interest in Diamondback Energy Inc., a NASDAQ Global Select
Market listed company, and has an interest in an entity that operates in
Southeast Asia, including the Phu Horm gas field in Thailand.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"),
and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the
"Exchange Act"). All statements, other than statements of historical facts,
included in this press release that address activities, events or developments
that Gulfport expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, future
capital expenditures (including the amount and nature thereof), business
strategy and measures to implement strategy, competitive strength, goals,
expansion and growth of Gulfport's business and operations, plans, market
conditions, references to future success, reference to intentions as to future
matters and other such matters are forward-looking statements. These
statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by Gulfport in
light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current
conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors it
believes are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results
and developments will conform with Gulfport's expectations and predictions is
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, general economic, market,
credit or business conditions; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be
presented to and pursued by Gulfport; competitive actions by other oil and gas
companies; changes in laws or regulations; and other factors, many of which
are beyond the control of Gulfport. Information concerning these and other
factors can be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Consequently, all of the
forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by these
cautionary statements and there can be no assurances that the actual results
or developments anticipated by Gulfport will be realized, or even if realized,
that they will have the expected consequences to or effects on Gulfport, its
business or operations. Gulfport has no intention, and disclaims any
obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future results or otherwise.

CONTACT: Investor Contacts:
         Paul K. Heerwagen IV
         Director, Investor Relations
         pheerwagen@gulfportenergy.com
         405-242-4888
        
         Jessica R. Wills
         Associate Director, Investor Relations
         jwills@gulfportenergy.com
         405-242-4421

Gulfport Energy