Endeavour Names Ralph A. Midkiff Senior Vice President and General Counsel

May 23, 2012, 02:00 ET from Endeavour International Corporation

HOUSTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE: END) (LSE: ENDV) today announced that Ralph A. Midkiff has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, based in the Houston corporate offices.

"Ralph has very broad experience in all types of business, corporate and oil and gas law," said William L. Transier, chairman, chief executive officer and president.  "He brings more than twenty years of legal experience with a strong knowledge of the energy sector. Ralph joins Endeavour as a senior member of our team at an important time in the company's development."

Midkiff practiced with Porter & Clements, LLP from 1984 to 1993, where he was a partner from 1989 to 1993. He was a partner with Clements, O'Neill, Pierce, Wilson and Fulkerson, LLP from 1993 to 2004. He established Zummo & Midkiff, LLP in 2005 and was a partner there until 2008. Since 2008, Midkiff has been a shareholder of Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Attorneys at Law.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rice University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. He graduated with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1984, where he was on the Texas Law Review and received the Order of the Coif (top ten percent of his class). Midkiff has been involved with the Texas General Counsel Forum, the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, the Society for Petroleum Engineers and the Institute for Energy Law.

Endeavour International Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of energy reserves in the North Sea and United States.  For more information, visit www.endeavourcorp.com.

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