Gulfport Energy Corporation Selects Patrick K. Craine as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR) (“Gulfport” or the “Company”) announced today that Patrick K. Craine has joined the Company as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary reporting to David M. Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Craine has over 20 years of extensive senior-level experience handling a broad range of securities, corporate, regulatory, governance, compliance and litigation matters, with particular expertise in the energy industry.  He joins Gulfport from Chesapeake Energy Corporation where he served as Deputy General Counsel – Chief Risk and Compliance Officer.  Prior to joining Chesapeake, Mr. Craine was a partner with Bracewell LLP, a global law firm, where his practice focused on securities and corporate regulatory matters and investigations.  Before Craine entered private practice, he served as a lawyer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority where he held leadership positions in their Oil and Gas Task Forces.

“I am very pleased to welcome Patrick to our executive team. His experience, knowledge and stellar reputation will be enormously helpful as we continue to move Gulfport forward delivering meaningful shareholder value,” said Mr. Wood.

“I am excited to join David,” said Mr. Craine. “His vision for the company will set the course for growth and success over the coming years.  Together with my new colleagues at Gulfport, I look forward to delivering on that vision and building lasting shareholder value.”

Mr. Craine received his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Wabash College, and his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

About Gulfport
Gulfport Energy is an independent natural gas and oil company focused on the exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties in North America and is one of the largest producers of natural gas in the contiguous United States. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Gulfport holds significant acreage positions in the Utica Shale of Eastern Ohio and the SCOOP Woodford and SCOOP Springer plays in Oklahoma. In addition, Gulfport holds an acreage position along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, has an approximately 22% equity interest in Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:TUSK) and has a position in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its 25% interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC. For more information, please visit

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