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Kingfisher Midstream Continues Transformation as Craig W. Collins Joins Leadership Team

HOUSTON, April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMR) (“Alta Mesa” or the “Company”) today announced that Craig W. Collins has joined the Company as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer-Midstream. Mr. Collins will also be Chief Operating Officer of Kingfisher Midstream, LLC.



Mr. Collins joins the Company after 15 years with Anadarko Petroleum and Western Gas Partners where he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Western Gas Partners. He held multiple midstream leadership roles at Anadarko Petroleum with responsibility for its commercial and engineering functions, and was instrumental in establishing industry-leading infrastructure positions in the Eagle Ford shale, Delaware basin, and DJ basin, both through acquisitions and organic growth. Also, while at Anadarko, he held positions of increasing responsibility in Treasury and Corporate Development. Mr. Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University.

Hal Chappelle, Alta Mesa President and Chief Executive Officer stated: “Since the closing of our business combination with Kingfisher Midstream two months ago, we have accelerated the transition of midstream operations, and we believe Craig brings best-in-class capabilities to lead Kingfisher Midstream in delivering quality service to a growing producer base.”

Alta Mesa Executive Chairman, James Hackett stated: "We could not be more excited to have Craig join our executive team as he brings extensive operational experience and deep knowledge of the midstream sector. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Kingfisher Midstream, I look forward to working alongside Craig to grow the value of our midstream operations in the STACK.”

Kingfisher Midstream, LLC is a subsidiary of Alta Mesa, that provides midstream energy services, including crude oil and gas gathering, processing and marketing to producers in the STACK play region. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. is an independent energy company focused on the development and acquisition of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Lance L. Weaver (281) 943-5597 lweaver@altamesa.net

Source:Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.