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Excluding federal offshore areas, Louisiana has known reserves of 458 million barrels of oil, 2.1 percent of the nation’s total.
Source: Houma Today, 10/29/09

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McMoRan Exploration Co.

1615 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70112



We engage in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in the Gulf Coast area. Our exploration strategy is focused on the “deep gas play,” drilling to depths of 15,000 to 25,000 feet in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast area to target large structures in the Deep Miocene, and on the “ultra-deep gas play” below 25,000 feet. We have one of the largest acreage positions in the shallow waters of these areas, which are our regions of focus. Our focused strategy enables us to capitalize on our geological and technical capabilities, and our more than 35 years of operating experience in this region. We also believe that our scale of operations in the Gulf of Mexico allows us to realize certain operating synergies and provides a strong platform from which to pursue our business strategy.

About the Co-Chairman and CEO

From 1964 to 1969, Mr. Moffett was a consulting geologist. In 1969, he and two associates founded McMoRan Oil & Gas Co., which developed into one of America’s leading independent oil and gas companies.

Sklar Exploration Company L.L.C.

401 Edwards Street, Ste. 1601
Shreveport, LA 71101





Sklarco L.L.C. and its affiliated operating company, Sklar Exploration Company L.L.C., are independent exploration and production companies owned and managed by Howard F. Sklar.

For more than 80 years and under the leadership of three generations, the Sklar family has prospered in the oil and gas industry. Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, Sklar owns interests in oil and gas wells located throughout the United States. Sklar’s exploration and production activities center on the hydrocarbon-rich Lower Gulf Coast basins, primarily in South Texas, and in the Interior Gulf Coast basins of East Texas, North Louisiana, South Arkansas, South Mississippi and South Alabama.

We credit our achievements and extensive history with building and maintaining an extraordinarily talented team and a long tradition of excellence in capital allocation directed toward the exploration for and exploitation of crude oil and natural gas reserves.

Merlin Oil & Gas, Inc.

4906 Ambassador Caffery
Suite 800
Lafayette, LA 70508

337 989-7200

337 989-7279



Our business is based on a mutual respect between the landowner and our company. Our goal is to perform pipeline ROW acquisition or energy exploration as a guest in your community and your great state. We intend to leave the smallest footprint possible in the course of our exploration activities, and to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. Our future requires that we are welcome in our energy exploits under the aegis of state government in any community, anywhere in the state.

Mark Miller

About the President

Mark Miller is a native of North Carolina and obtained his B.A. From the University of South Carolina in 1980. Mr. Miller began a career in the petroleum land business in 1981 after leaving John E. Chance and Associates as an offshore instrument man.

Parker Drilling

1110 Unifab Road
New Iberia, Louisiana 70560



Parker Drilling provides advanced drilling solutions to the global energy industry. We are a technically innovative company providing worldwide drilling services, rental tools and project management, including rig design, construction and operations management.

Parker’s international fleet includes 28 land rigs and two barge rigs in strategic markets, and its U.S. fleet includes 13 barge rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Parker’s rental tools business supplies premium equipment to operators on land and offshore in the U.S. and select international markets. Parker’s project management business includes multiple contracts for the design, construction or operation of customer-owned rigs, including operation of two extended-reach-drilling land rigs (also designed and built by Parker) and one offshore drilling platform.

Founded in 1934, Parker has set numerous world records for deep and extended-reach drilling and is an industry leader in safety performance. We leverage our technical and safety leadership, cultivated through decades of project execution in new and emerging global markets, to enhance the efficiencies of our customers’ drilling programs.

David C. Mannon
President and Chief Executive Officer

About the President and CEO

Mr. Mannon joined the Company as senior vice president and chief operating officer in 2004. He was appointed president in 2007, and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors in 2009.

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