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14313 North May Avenue
Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
(405) 848-8807
(405) 848-8816

Our Company is a value-driven, growth oriented oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Operating areas include targeted exploration and exploitation using new technologies in areas with known major oil resources in place whether in Southern Louisiana, the Permian Basin and the Bakken Shale. Exploration opportunities are pursued in areas where capital investment can generate tremendous upside as shown by exploration and exploitation activities in the Canadian oil sands, natural gas exploration in northern Thailand, and oil and gas exploration activities in Belize.

Gulfport Energy's core management and technical teams are comprised of proven oil and gas professionals, with experience and expertise in multiple regions including salt dome structures of the U.S. Gulf Coast and the Permian Basin in West Texas. An entrepreneurial spirit resonates from the executive management team throughout the organization.

We seek to leverage recent technological advancements in the oil and gas industry to fully exploit our principal producing arceages in Southern Louisiana and the Permian Basin while balancing the portfolio with a collection of long-term value opportunities that provide high-impact upside potential, but with minimal initial investment.

The company's management remains very bullish on the long-term global need and demand for oil and natural gas production and reserves growth. Prime examples are the company's 2007 acquisition of producing acreage in the Permian Basin and its' continued investment in the Canadian Oil Sands. With substantial unconventional resources at modest geologic risk, these plays, along with our overseas investment in Thailand, provide the company with a long-term optionality for potential production and resources.

Gulfport Energy believes in an aggressive exploitation drilling program in its proven fields, living within its cash flow and maintaining financial discipline and flexibility.

Gulfport's business strategy is straightforward and growth oriented:

Establish a diverse, oil focused, asset portfolio pursuing first mover advantages in emerging plays whenever possible 
Build a financially conservative capital structure with low levels of debt allowing for flexibility in pursuing acquisition opportunities as they present themselves

Today Gulfport is positioned to prosper in the present with significant upsides for the future:

•Developed operating efficiencies in our core areas providing for a stream of free cash flow and effective growth through the drill bit
•Secured significant acreage positions in emerging plays among major players
•Provided long-term growth opportunities through investing in high impact projects

Gulfport's core competencies in the fields of geology and geophysics have enabled Gulfport to secure first mover advantages in a number of North America's hottest plays.


Board of Directors

Mike Liddell
Director, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Liddell has served as a director of the company since July 1997 and as Chairman of the Board of the company since July 1998. Mr. Liddell served as Chief Executive Officer of the company from April 1998 to December 2005 and President of the company from July 2000 to December 2005. In addition, Mr. Liddell served as Chief Executive Officer of DLB Oil & Gas, Inc., a publicly held oil and natural gas company, from October 1994 to April 1998, and as a director of DLB Oil & Gas from 1991 through April 1998. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Liddell was President of DLB Oil & Gas. From 1979 to 1991, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of DLB Energy. From May 2005 to August 2008, Mr. Liddell served as a director of Bronco Drilling Company, Inc., a provider of contract land drilling services, and served as its Chairman of the Board from May 2005 to August 2007. Mr. Liddell has served since December 2005 as the Chairman of the Board and a director of Windsor Energy Resources, Inc., an independent energy company focused on the exploration, exploitation and development of both conventional and unconventional onshore oil and natural gas reserves. Mr. Liddell received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Oklahoma State University.

James D. Palm
Director, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Palm has served as a director of the company since February 2006 and as Chief Executive Officer of the company since December 2005. Previously, Mr. Palm served as is the manager and owner of Crescent Exploration, LLC, an independent oil and natural gas exploration company founded by Mr. Palm in 1995 and operating primarily in Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and Kansas.  From 1986 to 1995, Mr. Palm worked for Ricks Exploration Company in Oklahoma City as Vice President of Exploration and Operations.  Mr. Palm currently serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Committee of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. From October 2001 through October 2003, Mr. Palm served as the Chairman of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. From 1997 through 1999, Mr. Palm served as the President of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. Mr. Palm received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1968, and a Masters in Business Administration in 1971, both from Oklahoma State University.

David L. Houston

Mr. Houston has served as a director of the company since July 1998. Since 1991, Mr. Houston has been the principal of Houston & Associates, a firm that offers life and disability insurance, compensation and benefits plans and estate planning. Mr. Houston has served as a director of Bronco Drilling Company since May 2005. Mr. Houston was President and Chief Executive Officer of Equity Bank for Savings, F.A., an Oklahoma-based savings bank. Mr. Houston currently serves on the board of directors and executive committee of Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is the former chair of the Oklahoma State Ethics Commission and the Oklahoma League of Savings Institutions. Mr. Houston received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oklahoma State University and a graduate degree in banking from Louisiana State University.  Mr. Houston is considered an independent director.

Scott E. Streller

Mr. Streller has served as a director of the company since August 2006. Mr. Streller is the principal and founder of Streller Insurance and Financial Services with the Farmers Insurance Group of companies. Mr. Streller's agency is consistently recognized as one the top agencies in the nation and is a member of the elite President's Council. Mr. Streller is a frequent guest lecturer to Oklahoma City based universities and high schools on the topics of finance, risk management and budgeting. Mr. Streller is a member of numerous non-profit boards and recently served as the operations director for the 2006 Senior PGA Championship. Mr. Streller received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Central Oklahoma and a master's degree in athletic administration from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Streller is considered an independent director.

Donald L. Dillingham


Mr. Dillingham has served as a director of our company since November 2007.  Since August 2001, Mr. Dillingham has served as the Senior Portfolio Manager for Avondale Investments, LLC and Merit Advisors, Inc., each of which is a registered investment advisor. Mr. Dillingham is currently the Senior Portfolio Manager for two mutual funds, a member of the investment committee of Merit Advisors, Inc. and the Vice-President/Treasurer of the Merit Advisors Investment Trust.  From August 2002 to December 2004, Mr. Dillingham served as an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Oklahoma.  Mr. Dillingham has also served as Senior Vice President, portfolio manager and state director for J.P. Morgan Investment Management, State Director responsible for managing the financial planning services and product sales for the State of Oklahoma for American Express, and Vice-President of Investment Banking for Bank of America.  Mr. Dillingham began his career in the finance industry with Stifel, Nicolaus as a fixed income analyst, risked based market maker and sales manager from August 1984 to May 1994.  Mr. Dillingham received a Bachelors of Business and Administration in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma and his Masters of Business and Administration in Finance from Oklahoma City University.  Mr. Dillingham is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner.  Mr. Dillingham is considered an independent director.

Craig Groeschel

Mr. Groeschel has served as a director of our company since August 2011. Since 1996, Mr. Groeschel has served as a founding pastor of LifeChurch.tv, one of the largest churches in the United States, reaching over 30,000 people each weekend. Since founding LifeChurch, Mr. Groeschel has served on its Board of Directors. Under Mr. Groeschel's leadership, LifeChurch has grown to 15 locations in the United States. Mr. Groeschel received a Bachelors in Business Marketing from the Oklahoma City University and a Masters of Divinity from the Phillips Graduate Seminary. Mr. Groeschel is a frequent speaker at various domestic and international forums and an author of a number of books


West Cote Blanche Bay Overview


Prolific History. Our West Cote Blanche Bay field is located in the shallow waters of St. Mary Parish, approximately 45 miles south of Lafayette, LA. Since 1998, Gulfport has conducted its development activities in this flagship field on floating barge rigs, service vessels and our raised production facilities. Highlighted facts regarding West Cote Blanche Bay include:


  • Located approximately five miles off the coast of Louisiana in a shallow water bay with water depths averaging eight to ten feet
  • Field's discovery well was drilled in 1940 based on a seismic and gravitational anomaly
  • 3-D seismic and directional drilling techniques drive the field's development today
  • Significant salt intrusive feature, elliptical in shape, created traps in the Pliocene through the middle Miocene in a series of complex, steeply dipping fault blocks
  • Intense faulting near and immediately above the salt stock leading to numerous compartmentalized reservoirs; less intense faulting further away leading to larger, more continuous reservoirs


Strong Production and Valuable Reserves. The West Cote Blanche Bay reservoirs are characterized by high porosity and permeability. Each well path contains stacked pay zones and is designed to exploit an average of five to six pay zones per well bore.




  • Substantial cumulative gross production for the field is estimated to be approximately 230.7 MMBOE
  • There are over 100 different formations that have produced within the field
  • Within the over 973 wellbores drilled as of 2010, over 4,000 potential zones have been penetrated
  • In 2010, 23 wells were drilled and 72 wells were recompleted
  • Deep prospective gas opportunities at WCBB




Hackberry Overview

Legacy Asset. Our Hackberry field is located due east of one of the four Strategic Petroleum Reserve locations in the United States. Discovered by the majors in the early 1900's, Gulfport now employs technological innovations such as 3-D seismic and directional drilling to drive development and exploit untapped resource. Highlighted facts regarding Hackberry include:


  • Located along the western shore of Lake Calcasieu, 15 miles inland from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Discovered in 1926 by Gulf Oil Co. and developed using 2-D seismic
  • Our leases at West Hackberry are located within two miles of one of the United States Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserves
  • During 2005, Gulfport completed a proprietary 42 square mile 3-D seismic survey at Hackberry
  • Major salt intrusive feature, elliptical in shape, divided into east and west entities by a saddle
  • A series of structurally complex and steeply dipping fault blocks formed by the salt intrusion serve to trap hydrocarbon accumulations



Thick Sands Provide Production Upside. Multiple pay zones and highly productive sands in the deep and shallow sections on the field's north flank.


  • Wells currently produce from perforations found between 5,100 and 12,200 feet
  • Development potential of over 30 different pay zones
  • As of year end 2010, an impressive cumulative production of over 1,367 MMBOE has been produced from the entire Hackberry field .




Permian Basin Overview

Years of Growth. With the acquisition of our strategic assets in the Permian Basin of West Texas, Gulfport was able to secure low-risk, long life projects with a multi-year development drilling inventory. Highlighted facts regarding our Permian Basin assets include:


  • Gulfport's exposure to the Permian Basin began in December of 2007 with the acquisition of 4,100 net acres (one-half interest in 8,200 gross acres). The deal included 32 gross producing locations and 178 additional gross offset locations at 40-acre spacing
  • Subsequently, Gulfport acquired 10,600 net acres, bringing its total net acreage position to 14,700 as of December 31, 2010
  • Located in West Texas, the Permian Basin is considered to be one of the major producing basins in the United States
  • Target productive zones in the long-established Wolfcamp play, also picking up zones in the shallower Spraberry formation
  • Recent advancements in well fracturing technology drive the field's development. The application of high volume fracs generate compelling well economics



Valuable Drilling Inventory. Proved reserves are located in the Wolfcamp and Spraberry formations, both of which are characterized as long-lived, with predictable production profiles.


  • Proved Reserves are estimated at approximately 14.5 million barrels of oil equivalent net to Gulfport as of December 31, 2010
  • Potential for down spacing to 20-acre spacing - 40-acre spacing only recovers approximately 3% of original oil in place






Permian Basin Recent Activity and Results

Unlocking Tremendous Value. Gulfport believes the Permian Basin to have significant upside value, especially given the thick pay intervals and technological advances seen in unconventional projects. The following are our recent operational highlights:


  • As of December 31, 2010, Gulfport has identified approximately 226 gross future development drilling locations
  • In 2010, 25 gross (11 net) wells were drilled in the Permian
  • Production during the second quarter of 2011 averaged approximately 829 BOEPD
  • Production mix in the Permian during the second quarter of 2011 consisted of approximately 81% oil and natural gas liquids and 19% natural gas
  • Currently plan to participate in 37-42 gross wells in the Permian during 2011
  • During the second quarter of 2011, the Permian contributed to approximately 13% of Gulfport's total production







Candian Oil Sands Overview

Unprecedented Upside.  The Canadian Oil Sands rivals Saudi Arabia as the largest oil play in the world with 315 billion barrels of estimated recoverable resources.  Grizzly Oil Sands, ULC ("Grizzly") owns approximately 712,327 acres in Alberta oil sands.  Gulfport, through its 24.9999% ownership in Grizzly, is a sizeable player in the Canadian Oil Sands with approximately 178,081 acres.  Highlighted facts regarding our Canadian Oil Sands assets include:

•The oil sands are deposits of bitumen, a molasses-like viscous oil that will not flow unless heated or diluted with lighter hydrocarbons
•Since making the strategic decision to invest Grizzly Oil Sands ULC, Gulfport has acquired one of the largest acreage position of any US independent producer.
•The vast majority of Grizzly's acreage was acquired by the summer of 2007, by which time virtually all prospective acreage had been leased
•Alberta's highly prospective oil sands land base is now essentially leased-up and Grizzly is positioned to take advantage of the lease supply shortfall
•Given that many of the leases offset viable projects, Grizzly's non-concentrated land base increases the likelihood of multiple significant farm out and land swap opportunities
•Various Grizzly leases directly offset: Nexen/OPTI, ConocoPhillips, Imperial Oil / Petro-Canada, Encana, Jacos, Statoil, Chevron / Shell / Marathon, Value Creation, Athabasca Oil Sands and Laricina
•Grizzly is developing its Algar Lake Project with the intent of employing a method of in-situ extraction called Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) to produce the leasehold 
•Potential contribution of approximately 2,500 barrels per day of production net to Gulfport interest ◦Potential for 3.65 million barrels per year, with approximately 900,000 barrels net to Gulfport 

Thailand Overview

International Exploration. In 2005, Gulfport acquired a 2% indirect interest in APICO, LLC, an international oil and gas exploration company. APICO owns a 35% interest the Phu Horm gas field operated by Hess Corporation, a 100% of concession blocks L15/43 and 27/43, and a 60% of concession block L13/48. The APICO holdings total approximately 3 million acres. During the first quarter of 2008, Gulfport purchased a 17.9% interest in Tatex Thailand III, LLC, the owner of concession block L16/50. The Tatex III block consists of 1 million acres adjacent to Block L27/43.




World Class Reserves. Through an indirect equity investment in APICO, Gulfport has leveraged significant exposure to a natural gas play of immense magnitude in northeast Thailand. Exploration efforts at Phu Horm have been affirmed by impressive reserves being assigned to the field.



  • Third party engineers Gaffney Cline (report date: 12/31/2007) credited producing wells in the Phu Horm gas field with approximately 1/2 Tcf of reserves
  • Gross production from the Phu Horm gas field, of which Gulfport owns 0.7%, averaged 105.76 MMcf per day of natural gas and 474 Bbls per day of condensate in the second quarter of 2011
  • Significant upside provided by the exploratory potential of four concession blocks
  • APICO has identified several high quality exploration targets
  • Long-term gas sales contract in place with Thai government which ties pricing to Singapore Medium Sulfur Fuel Oil
  • Shot the largest onshore 3-D seismic survey in SE Asia over L16/50 during 2009
  • In March 2011, TEW-E well logged over 5,000 feet of apparent possible gas saturated column

Niobrara Shale Overview

The Niobrara Formation oil play in northwestern Colorado is located between the Piceance Basin to the south and the Sand Wash Basin to the north. Rocks mainly consist of interbedded organic-rich shales, calcareous shales and marlstones. It is the fractured marlstone intervals locally known as the Buck Peak, Tow Creek and Wolf Mountain benches that account for the majority of the areas production. These fractured carbonate reservoirs are associated with anticlinal, synclinal and monoclinal folds, and fault zones. This proven oil accumulation is considered to be continuous in nature and lightly explored. Source rocks are predominantly oil prone and thermally mature with respect oil generation. The producing intervals are geologically equivalent to the Niobrara reservoirs of the DJ and Powder River Basins which are currently emerging as a major crude resource play.


  • Oil and natural gas can be found at depths of 3,000 - 14,000 feet
  • Upper Cretaceous Niobrara formation has emerged as another potential crude oil resource play
  • Natural fracturing has played a key role in producing the Niobrara historically due to the low porosity and low permeability of the formation
  • Gulfport holds approximately 19,000 acres of leases and continues to pursue acreage acquisition opportunities
  • Gulfport will shoot and process 3-D seismic survey over its Craig Dome acreage during 2011
  • In 2011, Gulfport plans to drill 3 to 4 gross vertical wells


Financial Information


Here you will find a summary of Gulfport Energy Corporation's latest financial information.

Latest Earnings Release and 10-Q Date Filed Format Size  
Third Quarter Financial Results HTML file N/A  
Form 10-Q Nov 4, 2011 HTML file PDF file View XBRL 571.3 KB Add to Briefcase
Form 10-Q Aug 5, 2011 HTML file PDF file View XBRL 415.1 KB Add to Briefcase
Latest Annual Report and 10-K Date Filed Format Size  
Notice & Proxy Statement   PDF 229.8 KB Add to Briefcase
2010 Annual Report   PDF 2.5 MB Add to Briefcase
Form 10-K Mar 14, 2011 HTML file PDF file 1.1 MB Add to Briefcase
Latest Proxy Statement Date Filed Format Size  
Proxy Statement May 2, 2011 HTML file PDF file 361.1 KB Add to Briefcase

Share Related Items
Market Cap. (Mil) $ 1,822.79
Shares Out (Mil) 50.93
Float (Mil) 38.11
Share Related information provided by MorningStar, Inc.
Data as of Nov 6, 2011.








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#131   Stock Repurchase Program TOMASH 10/07/19 06:44:12 AM
#130   My december call options have come back to RealDutch 09/09/19 12:21:59 PM
#129   Going to be a cold one this winter. boo boo 09/09/19 11:17:33 AM
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#127   Trend support, gap fill, earnings wash out. boo boo 10/24/18 10:28:14 AM
#126   200 dma and trendline resistance, imo. Might boo boo 06/21/18 10:24:20 AM
#125   https://www.gulfportenergy.com/ 100 dollar flip..watch list OTCRIDER 05/27/18 09:34:49 PM
#124   Out rest of GPOR at $10.33 girlfriend 05/09/18 09:53:08 AM
#123   Thanks...had a good feeling looking at past quarterly girlfriend 05/09/18 08:52:53 AM
#122   Nice buy!! I should’ve just stuck to my T695 05/09/18 08:01:09 AM
#121   Strong earnings and buyback: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/08/globe-newswire-gulf girlfriend 05/08/18 04:13:53 PM
#120   I agree however that is the same for girlfriend 05/08/18 02:28:07 PM
#119   Everything about the company is good, but it T695 05/08/18 02:07:39 PM
#118   I already traded the shares I added this girlfriend 05/08/18 02:05:56 PM
#117   I never jumped in, I’m not liking the T695 05/08/18 02:04:10 PM
#116   I just added a few more to my girlfriend 05/08/18 11:27:20 AM
#115   I’m thinking of jumping in right here. I T695 05/08/18 11:22:27 AM
#114   Well guys....will GPOR rock the earnings tonite or girlfriend 05/08/18 09:48:58 AM
#113   Thanks Clay...what a day! girlfriend 02/22/18 05:18:10 PM
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#111   Watching. Closed at 12.40 rsi 38. FloatinGator 11/21/17 11:42:21 PM
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#108   What's going on with this? Gulfport is big Jld3294 07/22/14 06:18:13 PM
#107   There's a gap at 57 which should be boo boo 05/08/14 09:56:16 AM
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#98   Didn't have time to post, but I did boo boo 02/06/13 10:24:05 AM
#97   Didn't have time to post, but I did boo boo 02/06/13 10:24:00 AM
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#90   $250 Mil Senior Notes proposed. CEO just boo boo 10/05/12 03:14:10 PM
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#88   Poised for a breakout? Who knows. boo boo 09/28/12 07:04:06 AM
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