Hyperdynamics Announces Addition of Curtis Jackson as Vice President-Drilling and Technology

Mar 09, 2011, 06:30 ET from Hyperdynamics Corporation

HOUSTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (NYSE Amex: HDY) announced today that Curtis Jackson has joined the Company as Vice President-Drilling and Technology, based in Houston.

In this role, Jackson will be responsible for implementing the 2011-12 drilling program, introduction of engineering technology to the Company's exploration efforts and overseeing health, safety and environmental aspects of the operations.  He will report to Mike Palmer, Senior Vice President for Operations.

Jackson spent 32 years predominantly with Amoco and later BP, chiefly in exploration drilling management and also in Health, Safety and Environment roles. Prior to the merger with BP, he was Worldwide Drilling Superintendent for Amoco, where he gained extensive international experience in Europe, Asia and West Africa. Later, he served as exploration manager for BP-Amoco on major deep water projects in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from 1999 to 2006 and also as director of Health, Safety, Security and Environmental in the Gulf through 2009 prior to leaving the company.

"As Worldwide Drilling Superintendent for Amoco, Curtis compiled an outstanding record of efficiency, economy and safety," said Ray Leonard, President and CEO of Hyperdynamics.  "He brings to Hyperdynamics extensive experience in successfully managing large, complex deep water projects in the U.S. while at BP as well as a thorough understanding of the technical issues that can arise in deepwater.

"The additional experience he brings to our offshore Guinea project in the Health, Safety and Environment area will also be critical as we are beginning to implement the drilling phase of our Guinea program."

Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.

About Hyperdynamics

Hyperdynamics is an emerging independent oil and gas exploration and production company that is exploring for oil and gas offshore the Republic of Guinea in West Africa.  To find out more, visit our website at www.hyperdynamics.com.

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