Kodiak Oil & Gas Names Keith Doss Chief Financial Officer

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., an oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in the Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming and the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana, announced that it has named Keith Doss as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Doss, who will join the Company effective May 27, 2008, replaces James P. Henderson who will resign effective May 9, 2008.

Mr. Doss brings over 20 years of public and private company experience in accounting and financial management including public company financial reporting, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, internal financial controls and processes, natural gas marketing, contract administration, cost management, project management, and systems design and analysis. Prior to joining Kodiak, Mr. Doss held various accounting and controller positions at energy industry companies including, most recently, Gasco Energy, Western Gas Resources, which was acquired by Anadarko Petroleum, Red Cedar Gathering Company, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ensign Oil and Gas, and Burlington Resources, where he spent 10 years of his career. He is a CPA and holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science both in Accounting from The University of North Texas.

Lynn Peterson, President and CEO of Kodiak, said: "Keith Doss takes over a strong internal accounting and financial reporting department that Jimmy Henderson helped implement. As a public company, it is imperative that we continue to have best-in-practice internal controls and corporate governance which are essential to our success. We are pleased that Keith has joined Kodiak at this critical period in our existence and look forward to working closely with him as we develop our Bakken and Baxter shale plays."