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Continental Resources Names Richard E. Muncrief to Position of Senior Vice President of Operations

ENID, Okla., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) today announced the appointment of Richard E. Muncrief to serve as Senior Vice President of Operations for the Oklahoma-based oil and gas exploration and production company.

Mr. Muncrief comes to the Company with 29 years of upstream and midstream energy experience, most recently as a senior executive with Quest Midstream Partners, LP in Oklahoma City.

From 1980 to 2007, he served in various executive capacities with ConocoPhillips, Inc. and its predecessor companies, Burlington Resources, Meridian Oil and El Paso Exploration. In 2006 and 2007 he was operations manager for the San Juan Basin Unit in Farmington, New Mexico, managing a 260-employee organization that was one of ConocoPhillips' largest business units. Mr. Muncrief was responsible for gross operated production of 1.7 BCFD from 9,300 natural gas wells, as well as the operation of a 550 MMCFD inlet cryogenic plant that recovered 45 MBPD of natural gas liquids and the operation of a 25 MBPD fractionator.

Prior to these responsibilities, Mr. Muncrief served as general manager of Operations for that division. From 1998 to 2000, he served as Fruitland Coal Asset Manager in the San Juan Division. Prior to this role, he served in various management capacities that were responsible for production, drilling engineering, joint interest engineering and reservoir engineering.

Mr. Muncrief earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University in 1980.

During his tenure with ConocoPhillips, he served as a board member or in other leadership capacities with the San Juan Childhaven Children's Home/Shelter, the Foundation for Educational Excellence, and with a number of community athletic organizations.

"We're very pleased to welcome someone with Rick's experience to the Continental Resources team of employees," said Harold Hamm, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We expect him to contribute significant leadership as we continue to grow as a leader in U.S. crude oil and natural gas exploration and production."

Continental Resources is a crude-oil concentrated, independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in the Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast regions of the United States. The Company focuses its operations in large new and developing plays where horizontal drilling, advanced fracture stimulation and enhanced recovery technologies provide the means to economically develop and produce oil and natural gas reserves from unconventional formations.

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  Warren Henry, VP Investor Relations Brian Engel, VP Public Affairs
  (580) 548-5127 (580) 249-4731

SOURCE Continental Resources

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