Stephen C. Hurley

Independent Advisor

Stephen C. Hurley has 38 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  He serves on the Board of Directors of Brigham Resources, LLC, a privately held oil and gas company.  Mr. Hurley is a former member of the Board of Directors of Brigham Exploration (NASD:BEXP), serving from 2002 to 2011 when the company was sold to Statoil for $4.6 billion.  He also served on the audit and compensation committees of Brigham.  Mr. Hurley is a former President and board member of Hunt Oil Company, having been associated with Hunt from August 2001 to February 2012.  Prior to joining Hunt, he served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Directors for Chieftain International, Inc. (AMEX:CID) from 1995 to 2001, when Hunt Oil Company bought Chieftain.  Prior to joining Chieftain, Mr. Hurley was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Exploration and Production for Murphy Exploration and Production Company (NYSE:MUR).  During his 16-year tenure at Murphy, he held the positions of Senior Geologist, Exploration Manager, Vice President and Executive Vice President.  Mr. Hurley is a former member of the Board of Directors of Magnum Hunter Resources where he served on the Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees.  From 1975 to 1980, Mr. Hurley was a geologist with Exxon Company USA having been recruited out of college.  Mr. Hurley holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in geology from the University of Arkansas and an advanced degree in business studies from Harvard University.  He is a past President of both the Dallas Petroleum Club and Dallas Wildcatters Committee.