WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX) announced today that it has amended and restated its revolving credit facility. WPX received total commitments of $1.2 billion on a senior secured facility, with an initial borrowing base of $1.025 billion. The revolver matures on October 29, 2019.

The amended terms and covenants provide WPX with increased flexibility and full access to the facility. The size of the revolver is based on the previously announced sale of the company's Piceance subsidiary, which is expected to close in early second-quarter 2016.

Kevin Vann, WPX senior vice president and chief financial officer, said, "This facility provides clarity and a validation of the positive financial health of the company. Most importantly, it gives us ample liquidity for a post-Piceance WPX as we prepare to close that asset sale in the second quarter."

About WPX Energy, Inc.

WPX is an oil-focused energy company with operations in the Permian's Delaware Basin, the Williston Basin and the San Juan Basin. The company reshaped its holdings through more than $5 billion of transactions and posted double-digit oil volume growth in each of the past four years.

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the company. Statements regarding future drilling and production are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties normally incident to the exploration for and development and production of oil and gas. These risks include, but are not limited to, the volatility of oil, natural gas and NGL prices; uncertainties inherent in estimating oil, natural gas and NGL reserves; drilling risks; environmental risks; and political or regulatory changes. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by WPX Energy on its website or otherwise. WPX Energy does not undertake and expressly disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors are urged to consider carefully the disclosure in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available from us at WPX Energy, Attn: Investor Relations, P.O. Box 21810, Tulsa, Okla., 74102, or from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov .

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