Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (NYSE: MPO) (the “Company”) today announced that Greg Hebertson recently joined the Company as Senior Vice President of Exploration. Mr. Hebertson has 20 years of global upstream experience in both technical and management roles around the world, including multiple onshore US lower-48 basins, Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. Most recently, he was Vice President, Global Exploration New Ventures for Talisman Energy, a global independent oil and gas company where he was employed from August 2011 to May 2013. Prior to Talisman, Mr. Hebertson worked at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for 17 years where most recently he was General Manager, Latin America Exploration. Mr. Hebertson is a licensed Geologist in the State of Texas and board councilor for the Division of Professional Affairs (DPA), a division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). He holds a bachelors degree and masters degree in geology from Brigham Young University as well as business and leadership certifications from Rice University. John Crum, Midstates’ Chairman, President, and CEO commented, “I am very pleased to have Greg join our Midstates team. With his extensive experience and knowledge of North American basins, he will play an integral leadership role in increasing our understanding of the geology of our acreage, uncovering additional upside and drilling locations in each of our three core areas, and building out our exploration inventory. We look forward to fully integrating Greg into our team here at Midstates.” About Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. is an independent exploration and production company focused on the application of modern drilling and completion techniques to oil-prone resources in previously discovered yet underdeveloped hydrocarbon trends. The Company’s operations are currently focused on oilfields in the Mississippian Lime trend in northwestern Oklahoma and southern Kansas, in the Anadarko Basin in Texas and Oklahoma and in the Upper Gulf Coast Tertiary trend in central Louisiana. The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Additional information about the Company is available at www.midstatespetroleum.com.