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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors currently consists of six members:

Kristian B.
Kos
, , , Chairman + CEO

Kristian B. Kos was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a director of our general partner in October 2012 and Chairman in October 2014. From October 2012 until October 2014, Mr. Kos also served as President of our general partner. Mr. Kos served as the president and chief executive officer and director of New Source Energy Corporation from July 2011 until May 2014. Mr. Kos has been involved in various aspects of energy industry since 2005 providing consulting services and managing his private investments, including MidCentral Energy Services, an entity he co-founded in 2010 and we acquired in November 2013. Prior to entering the energy industry, Mr. Kos worked in the financial sector for hedge fund manager Wexford Capital LP. Mr. Kos earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Economics and Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1999. He also earned a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics from the University of Aix-Marseille, France in 2000.

Terry L.
Toole
, , , Director +
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Terry L. Toole, C.P.A. was appointed to serve as a member of the board of directors of our general partner in August 2012. Mr. Toole served as a director of New Source Energy from January 2012 until January 2013. Upon the completion of this offering, Mr. Toole will serve on the conflicts committee of the board of directors of our general partner. Mr. Toole retired as a partner of Finley & Cook, PLLC, on November 1, 2010, where he had been employed since 1976. He has significant accounting experience with companies in the oil and natural gas industry, including several publicly traded exploration and production companies and drilling funds. At the time of Mr. Toole’s retirement from Finley & Cook, he chaired the firm’s audit and oil and gas accounting departments. Mr. Toole received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (concentration in Economics) from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas in 1966 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (concentration in Accounting) in 1968 from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1970 and is a member of both the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. We believe Mr. Toole’s expertise as a Certified Public Accountant and his extensive knowledge relating to auditing and accounting matters pertinent to the oil and natural gas industry provide important experience to the board of directors.

V. Bruce
Thompson
, , , Director

Mr. V. Bruce Thompson was appointed to serve as a member of the board of directors of our general partner in August 2012. Mr. Thompson served as general counsel of New Source Energy from August 2011 to August 2012 and has served as secretary of New Source Energy since August 2011. Mr. Thompson also serves as President of The American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association whose membership is composed of 31 of America’s leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, a position he has held since October 2008. From March 2007 to April 2008, Mr. Thompson served as senior vice president and general counsel of SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD). Additionally, from August 2003 to March 2007, Mr. Thompson served as senior counsel with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in the firm’s Washington, D.C. and Denver offices. Previously, Mr. Thompson served as senior vice president and general counsel of Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE: FST). Mr. Thompson also served as chief of staff for then Congressman, now U.S. Senator, James Inhofe. Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with an emphasis on corporate finance in 1969 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa’s College of Law in 1974. We believe Mr. Thompson’s previous experience as the general counsel of a public company provides him with a high level of technical expertise in reviewing transactions and agreements and addressing the myriad legal issues to be presented to the board of directors.

Dikran
Tourian
, , , Director + President + COO

Dikran Tourian was appointed President of the Oilfield Services & Midstream Division of the Partnership in November 2013 in connection with the Partnership’s acquisition of MCE, LP, a services company specializing in increasing efficiencies and safety in drilling and completing processes that Mr. Tourian co-founded in 2010. Mr. Tourian has founded and sold numerous businesses since 2000, including a sale to Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) in 2007. He has a strong track record in spearheading consolidations and turnarounds across numerous highly competitive industries from health care to oilfield services. A native of western Oklahoma, Tourian earned a marketing degree from the Price School of Business at the University of Oklahoma in 1999.

Richard D.
Finley
, , , Director

Mr. Finley was appointed to serve as a member of the board of directors of our general partner in June 2015. Mr. Finley served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of our general partner from August 2012 until June 2015. Mr. Finley also served as the chief financial officer and treasurer of New Source Energy Corporation from August 2011 until May 2014. Mr. Finley was a founding partner at Finley & Cook, PLLC where he worked from 1973 until his retirement in October 2014. Mr. Finley has extensive experience with oil and gas exploration and production clients in general matters of accounting and taxation. Mr. Finley earned a Bachelor degree in accounting from Central State University (now, the University of Central Oklahoma) in 1973. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1975 and is a member of both the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst and a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.