Midstates Petroleum to Participate in the 19th Annual Oil & Gas Conference Hosted by EnerCom

HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. ("Midstates" or the "Company") (NYSE:MPO) announced today that Nelson M. Haight, the Company's Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will present at EnerCom's The Oil & Gas Conference 19. The conference will take place in Denver, Colorado with the presentation on August 20, 2014 at 11:15 am Eastern. A webcast of the presentation as well as the handout prepared in conjunction with this conference will be available in the "Investors" section of the Company's website, www.midstatespetroleum.com, on Wednesday, August 20.

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 in oil and liquids-rich basins in the onshore U.S. Midstates' drilling and completion efforts are currently focused in the Mississippian Lime oil play in Oklahoma and Anadarko Basin in Texas and Oklahoma. The Company's operations also include 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.

CONTACT: Al Petrie, (713) 595-9427 Al.Petrie@midstatespetroleum.com or Chris Delange, (713) 595-9411 chris.delange@midstatespetroleum.com

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