Press Release

Chaparral Energy

Chaparral Energy Schedules Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Chaparral Energy, Inc. announced today that it will hold a conference call on Thursday, November 12, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Central to discuss its third quarter 2009 financial and operating results. The Company plans to file its form 10-Q for the quarter ending September 30, 2009 prior to the conference call. To review results for the third quarter before the call, a copy of the 10-Q can be downloaded from Chaparral Energy's website at or from the Securities and Exchange Commission website at .

Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing 480-629-9868 and asking for the Chaparral Energy conference call 10 minutes prior to the start time. In addition, a live webcast of the conference call can be accessed via the Company's website where a link will be posted on the home page. For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through November 19 and may be accessed by calling 303-590-3030, using pass code 4181610#. Also, an archive of the webcast will be available shortly after the call on the Company's website.

About Chaparral Energy

Chaparral Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas production and exploitation company, headquartered in Oklahoma City. Since its inception in 1988, the Company has increased reserves and production primarily by acquiring and enhancing properties in its core areas of the Mid-Continent and the Permian Basin. Beginning in 2000, Chaparral expanded its geographic focus to include Ark-La-Tex, North Texas, the Gulf Coast and the Rocky Mountains.

On October 12, 2009, Chaparral announced that it planned to merge with United Refining Energy Corp., a publicly held special purpose acquisition company (NYSE Amex: Units: URX.U, Common Stock: URX, Warrants: URX.WT). The proposed transaction is expected to close no later than December 11, 2009.

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