Oasis Petroleum Inc.
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AMENDED AND RESTATED
CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
OF
OASIS PETROLEUM INC.
Oasis Petroleum Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”), certifies as follows:
1.    The present name of the corporation is Oasis Petroleum Inc. (the “Corporation”). The Corporation was incorporated by the filing of its original Certificate of Incorporation with the Office of the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on February 25, 2010 (the “Original Certificate of Incorporation”).
2.    This Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (this “Certificate of Incorporation”), which restates and integrates and also further amends the provisions of the Corporation’s Original Certificate of Incorporation, as heretofore amended, was duly adopted in accordance with the provisions of Sections 242, 245 and 303 of the DGCL.
3.    The Corporation’s Original Certificate of Incorporation, as heretofore amended, is hereby amended, integrated and restated to read in its entirety as follows:
FIRST: The name of the corporation is Oasis Petroleum Inc. (the “Corporation”).
SECOND: The address of its registered office in the State of Delaware is Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801 in New Castle County, Delaware. The name of its registered agent at such address is The Corporation Trust Company.
THIRD: The nature of the business or purposes to be conducted or promoted by the Corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under the Delaware General Corporation Law.
FOURTH:
(a)    Authorized Stock. The total number of shares of stock which the Corporation shall have authority to issue is 65,000,000 shares of capital stock, classified as (i)  5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Preferred Stock”), and (ii) 60,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”). The authorized number of shares of any class or series of stock may be increased or decreased (but not below the number of shares thereof then outstanding) by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of the stock of the Corporation entitled to vote, and no separate vote of such class or series of stock the authorized number of which is to be increased or decreased shall be necessary to effect such change.
(b)    Preferred Stock. The Board (as defined below) is hereby authorized, by resolution or resolutions thereof, to provide, out of the unissued shares of Preferred Stock, for one or more series of Preferred Stock and, with respect to each such series, to fix the number of shares constituting such series and the designations, powers, preferences, rights, qualifications, limitations and restrictions in respect of



the shares of such series. The powers, designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other rights of each series of Preferred Stock, and the qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, may differ from those of any and all other series at any time outstanding. Except as may otherwise be provided in this Certificate of Incorporation (including any certificate filed with the Office of the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware establishing the terms of a series of Preferred Stock in accordance with this subsection (b) (such certificate, a “Preferred Stock Designation”)) or by applicable law, no holder of any series of Preferred Stock, as such, shall be entitled to any voting powers in respect thereof.
(c)    Common Stock. The designations and the powers, preferences, rights, qualifications, limitations and restrictions of the Common Stock are as follows:
(i)    Voting. Except as may otherwise be provided in this Certificate of Incorporation or by applicable law, each holder of Common Stock, as such, shall be entitled to one vote for each share of Common Stock held of record by such holder on all matters on which stockholders generally are entitled to vote. Notwithstanding the foregoing, except as otherwise required by applicable law, holders of Common Stock, as such, shall not be entitled to vote on any amendment to this Certificate of Incorporation (including any Preferred Stock Designation) that relates solely to the terms of one or more outstanding series of Preferred Stock if the holders of such affected series are entitled, either separately or together with the holders of one or more other such series, to vote thereon pursuant to this Certificate of Incorporation (including any Preferred Stock Designation) or the DGCL.
(ii)    Dividends. Subject to applicable law and the rights, if any, of the holders of any outstanding series of Preferred Stock, dividends may be declared and paid on the Common Stock out of funds legally available therefor at such times and in such amounts as the Board in its discretion shall determine.
(iii)    Dissolution, Liquidation or Winding Up. Upon the dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the Corporation, subject to the rights, if any, of the holders of any outstanding series of Preferred Stock, the holders of the Common Stock shall be entitled to receive the assets of the Corporation available for distribution to its stockholders ratably in proportion to the number of shares of Common Stock held by them.
(d)    Non-voting Equity Securities. The Corporation shall not issue any non-voting equity securities to the extent prohibited by Section 1123(a)(6) of Title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) as in effect on the date of filing of this Certificate of Incorporation with the Office of the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware; provided, however, that the foregoing restriction (i) shall have such force and effect only for so long as Section 1123 of the Bankruptcy Code is in effect and applicable to the Corporation, (ii) shall not have any further force or effect beyond that required under Section 1123(a)(6), and (iii) may be amended or eliminated in accordance with applicable law as from time to time may be in effect.
FIFTH: The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by, or under the direction of, the Board of Directors (the “Board”). Except as otherwise provided for or fixed pursuant to the terms of any Preferred Stock Designation relating to the rights of the holders of any series of Preferred Stock to elect additional directors, the total number of directors constituting the entire Board shall be as
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specified in, or determined in the manner provided in, the bylaws of the Corporation (the “Bylaws”). Unless and except to the extent that the Bylaws so provide, the election of directors need not be by written ballot. In furtherance of, and not in limitation of, the powers conferred by the laws of the State of Delaware, the Board is expressly authorized to adopt, amend or repeal the Bylaws, subject to the power of the stockholders of the Corporation to adopt, amend and repeal any Bylaw whether adopted by them or otherwise.
SIXTH: To the fullest extent permitted under the DGCL, as amended from time to time, no director of the Corporation shall be personally liable to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director. Any amendment, repeal or modification of this Sixth Article shall be prospective only and shall not affect any limitation on liability of a director for acts or omissions occurring prior to the date of such amendment, repeal or modification.
SEVENTH: To the fullest extent permitted by Section 122(17) of the DGCL, the Corporation, on behalf of itself and its direct and indirect subsidiaries (collectively, “Subsidiaries”), hereby renounces any interest or expectancy of the Corporation or any such Subsidiary in, or in being offered an opportunity to participate in, any Excluded Opportunity.
As used herein, “Excluded Opportunity” means any business opportunity, transaction or other matter (a “Corporate Opportunity”), whether or not the Corporation or any Subsidiary might reasonably be deemed to have pursued or had the ability or desire to pursue such Corporate Opportunity if granted the opportunity to do so, that is presented to, acquired, created or developed by or which otherwise comes into the possession of (i) any director of the Corporation who is not an officer or employee of the Corporation or any Subsidiary or (ii) any stockholder of the Corporation, affiliate of such stockholder (other than the Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries) or any partner, member, manager, director, officer, employee or agent of any such stockholder or affiliate, in each case of this clause (ii) who is not an officer or employee of the Corporation or any Subsidiary (any of the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii), a “Specified Party”); provided, however, that the definition of “Excluded Opportunity” does not include, and the Corporation and its Subsidiaries do not hereby renounce any interest or expectancy in, or in being offered an opportunity to participate in, any Corporate Opportunity with respect to a Specified Party who either (1) is a director of the Corporation and who is first offered the applicable Corporate Opportunity solely in his or her capacity as a director, officer or employee of the Corporation or any Subsidiary or (2) first identified the applicable Corporate Opportunity solely through the disclosure of the Corporation’s or any Subsidiary’s confidential information in circumstances in which the Corporation had a reasonable expectation that such information would be held in confidence.
Neither the amendment nor repeal of this Seventh Article, nor the adoption of any provision of this Certificate of Incorporation or the Bylaws, nor, to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law, any modification of law, shall adversely affect any right or protection of any Specified Party granted pursuant hereto existing at, or arising out of or related to any event, act or omission that occurred prior to, the time of such amendment, repeal, adoption or modification. This Seventh Article shall not limit any protections or defenses available to, or indemnification rights of, any director or officer of the Corporation under this Certificate of Incorporation, the Bylaws or applicable law.
EIGHTH: Except as otherwise provided for or fixed pursuant to the Fourth Article hereof or any Preferred Stock Designation relating to the rights of holders of any series of Preferred Stock, any action
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required or permitted to be taken by the stockholders of the Corporation must be taken at a duly held annual or special meeting of stockholders and may not be taken by any consent in writing of such stockholders.
NINTH: The Corporation shall have the right, subject to any express provisions or restrictions contained in this Certificate of Incorporation or bylaws of the Corporation, from time to time, to amend this Certificate of Incorporation or any provision hereof in any manner now or hereafter provided by law, and all rights and powers of any kind conferred upon a director or stockholder of the Corporation by this Certificate of Incorporation or any amendment hereof are subject to such right of the Corporation.
TENTH:
(a)    Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, and subject to applicable jurisdictional requirements, the sole and exclusive forum for (a) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Corporation, (b) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any current or former director, officer, employee, agent or stockholder of the Corporation to the Corporation or the Corporation’s stockholders, (c) any action asserting a claim arising pursuant to any provision of the DGCL, this Certificate of Incorporation or the Bylaws, (d) any action to interpret, apply, enforce or determine the validity of this Certificate of Incorporation or the Bylaws, (e) any action asserting a claim governed by the internal affairs doctrine, or (f) any action asserting an “internal corporate claim” as that term is defined in Section 115 of the DGCL, shall be the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (or, if the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware lacks jurisdiction over such action or proceeding, then another court of the State of Delaware or, if no court of the State of Delaware has jurisdiction, then the United States District Court for the District of Delaware).
(b)    Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the federal district courts of the United States of America shall be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Oasis Petroleum Inc. has caused this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be executed by its duly authorized officer this 19th day of November, 2020.
OASIS PETROLEUM INC.
By: /s/ Thomas B. Nusz        
Name: Thomas B. Nusz
Title: Chief Executive Officer
[Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Oasis Petroleum Inc.]