On his new position, Mr. Hairford said, “I’m honored to receive this promotion and am excited about not only our current operations, but also with what we have planned for the future. I look forward to continuing to work with Joe and the rest of the Matador team as we build upon our exploration and development efforts in the Eagle Ford, Permian and Haynesville.”Mr. Hairford joined Matador as its Drilling Manager in July 2004 shortly before Matador drilled its first well. He was named Vice President – Drilling in May 2005, Vice President – Operations in May 2006 and Executive Vice President – Operations in May 2009. Mr. Hairford has overall responsibility for Matador’s drilling and production operations. Before joining Matador, Mr. Hairford was a Senior Drilling Engineer with both Samson Resources and Sonat, Inc. Mr. Hairford began his career with Conoco, Inc. in 1984. Mr. Hairford received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University in 1984. He is an active member of the American Association of Drilling Engineers, the American Petroleum Institute and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Hairford has also completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program. About Matador Resources Company Matador is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. Its current operations are focused primarily on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Permian Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. Matador also operates in the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas. In addition, Matador has a large exploratory leasehold position in Southwest Wyoming and adjacent areas of Utah and Idaho where it is testing the Meade Peak shale.
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