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Hyperdynamics Announces Key Addition to Technical Staff

June 13, 2011

HOUSTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Hyperdynamics Corporation (NYSE Amex: HDY) today announced the addition of Bonnie Milne-Andrews as Manager of Geological Operations. She will be reporting to Steve Barrett, Vice President, Exploration.

Milne-Andrews comes to the Company from Swift Energy, an independent exploration and production company, where she has most recently held the position of Manager, Development, South Texas of Swift’s shale and tight gas sand plays. Earlier she held positions with BP, Amoco and Schlumberger, covering exploration and development projects in the U.S. and internationally in South America, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, West Africa and Australasia. She holds a master’s degree in Geology from the University of Iowa.

“As we begin drilling our first well later this year, Bonnie will be in charge of overseeing all of the geological aspects of drilling operations, including monitoring and analyzing the geologic results as the well progresses,” Leonard said. “She brings strong operational expertise and extensive international exploration experience on projects ranging from offshore West Africa to South America to Southeast Asia and elsewhere.

“We are very pleased that our Guinea project continues to attract such talented and experienced people as Bonnie from very successful E&P companies,” Leonard concluded.

About Hyperdynamics

Hyperdynamics is an emerging independent oil and gas exploration and production company that is exploring for oil and gas offshore the Republic of Guinea in West Africa. To find out more, visit our website at www.hyperdynamics.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release and the Company’s website referenced in this news release contain forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding Hyperdynamics Corporation’s future plans and expected performance that are based on assumptions the Company believes to be reasonable. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believes”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “projects”, “estimates”, “plans”, “may increase”, “may result”, “will result”, “may fluctuate” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will”, “should”, “would”, “may” and “could” are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements, including without limitation, funding and exploration efforts, fluctuations in oil and gas prices and other risk factors described from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the issuance of this news release or to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect to these forward looking statements.

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