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Newfield Exploration Hires Mark Blumenshine as Land Manager

HOUSTON, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today announced the hiring of Mark Blumenshine as Land Manager. He will be responsible for managing the Company's land activities, as well as initiating business development opportunities for Newfield.

"We are excited to have Mark join our team and look forward to his leadership of our land and business development functions," said David A. Trice, Newfield's President and CEO. "He has extensive experience in our focus areas and will be an asset to us as we seek new opportunities to build our business."

Blumenshine has 20 years of professional and managerial experience with diversified oil and gas companies with domestic operations both onshore and offshore. Prior to joining Newfield, Blumenshine was General Manager of Onshore U.S. Land and Business Development for Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc. Prior to Dominion, he was the Gulf Coast Land Manager for Brigham Exploration Company from 1996-2000. Other professional experience includes Land Manager for Energy Development Corporation (1990-96), Forest Oil Corporation (1989-90) and Amoco Production Company (1981-89).

Blumenshine is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, the Houston Association of Professional Landmen and the North Houston Association of Professional Landmen. He is also on the board of directors of the Resurrection Lutheran Church. He was graduated from the University of Texas with B.S. degrees in Petroleum Land Management and General Business.

Newfield Exploration is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company has a solid asset base of producing properties and exploration and development drilling opportunities primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, along the U.S. Gulf Coast and offshore Australia. Newfield balances its drilling program with acquisitions in select areas in the U.S. and overseas.

     Newfield Exploration Company                 For information, contact:
     363 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Ste. 2020   Steve Campbell
     Houston, TX  77060                           (281-847-6081)
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