Pogo Appoints Vice President and General Counsel

The Board of Directors of Pogo Producing Company announced the appointment of Mr. Michael J. Killelea as Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Killelea is a native of Michigan where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business, with honors, from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Wayne State University. Killelea, 38, has been Pogo's Chief Counsel for more than a year following his service as Chief Counsel of CMS Energy Corporation.

"We are proud and pleased to have this outstanding attorney at Pogo," stated Paul G. Van Wagenen, Pogo's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Mike has proven to be an extremely capable and creative lawyer and corporate executive. We are glad to have him as an important member of Pogo's management team," Van Wagenen concluded.

Pogo Producing Company explores for, develops and produces oil and natural gas. Headquartered in Houston, Pogo owns various ownership interests in 98 federal and state Gulf of Mexico lease blocks offshore from Louisiana and Texas. Pogo also owns approximately 414,000 gross leasehold acres in various oil and gas provinces onshore in the United States, approximately 714,000 gross acres in the Gulf of Thailand, approximately 778,000 gross acres in Hungary, approximately 113,000 gross acres in the United Kingdom North Sea, approximately 81,000 gross acres in the Denmark North Sea, and approximately 99,000 gross acres in Canada.