PRIMA ENERGY CORPORATION

NOMINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHARTER

I. PURPOSE

     The Nominating Committee shall provide assistance to the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibility to the stockholders, potential stockholders and investment community by reviewing and making recommendations to the Board regarding the Board’s composition and structure, establishing criteria for Board membership and evaluating corporate policies relating to the recruitment of Board members.

II. STRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS

Composition and Qualifications

     The Committee shall be composed of at least two members of the Board of Directors, each of whom is determined by the Board of Directors to be “independent” in accordance with the rules of the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Appointment and Removal

     The members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors and shall serve until such member’s successor is duly elected and qualified or until such member’s earlier resignation or removal. The members of the Committee may be removed, with or without cause, by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Chairman

     Unless a Chairman is elected by the full Board of Directors, the members of the Committee shall designate a Chairman by majority vote of the full Committee membership. The Chairman shall be entitled to cast a vote to resolve any ties. The Chairman will chair all regular sessions of the Committee and set the agendas for Committee meetings.

III. MEETINGS

     The Committee shall meet at least annually, or more frequently as circumstances dictate. The Chairman of the Board of Directors or any member of the Committee may call meetings of the Committee. Any meeting of the Committee may be held telephonically.

     The Committee may invite to its meetings any director, management of the corporation and such other persons as it deems appropriate in order to carry out its responsibilities. The Committee may also exclude from its meetings any persons it deems appropriate in order to carry out its responsibilities.

IV. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

     The following functions shall be the principal responsibilities and duties of the Committee. The Committee shall also carry out any other responsibilities and duties delegated to it by the Board of Directors from time to time related to the purposes of the Committee outlined in Section I of this Charter or as may be appropriate in light of changing business, legislative, regulatory, legal or other conditions.

     The Committee, in discharging its oversight role, is empowered to study or investigate any mater of interest or concern that the Committee deems appropriate and shall have the authority to retain and terminate outside counsel or other experts for this purpose, including the authority to approve the fees payable to such counsel or experts and any other terms of retention.

Board Selection, Composition and Evaluation

1. Establish criteria for the selection of new directors to serve on the Board of Directors.

2. Identify individuals believed to be qualified as candidates to serve on the Board of Directors and select, or recommend that the Board of Directors select, the candidates for all directorships to be filled by the Board of Directors or by the stockholders at an annual or special meeting. In identifying candidates for membership on the Board of directors, the Committee shall take into account all factors it considers appropriate, which may include ensuring that the Board of Directors, as a whole, consists of individuals with various and relevant career experience, relevant technical skills, industry knowledge and experience, financial expertise (including expertise that could qualify a director as a “financial expert,” as that term is defined by the rules of the SEC), local or community ties and minimum individual qualifications, including strength of character, mature judgment, familiarity with the Company’s business and industry, independence of thought and an ability to work collegially. The Committee also may consider the extent to which the candidate would fill a present need on the Board of Directors.

     Review and make recommendations to the full Board of Directors, or determine, whether members of the Board of Directors should stand for re-election. Consider matters relating to the retirement of members of the Board of Directors, including term limits or age limits.

3. Evaluate candidates for nomination to the Board of Directors, including those recommended by stockholders. In that regard, the Committee shall adopt procedures for the submission of recommendations by stockholders as it deems appropriate.

4. Conduct all necessary and appropriate inquiries into the backgrounds and qualifications of possible candidates.

5. Consider questions of independence and possible conflicts of interest of candidates for the Board of Directors, and whether a candidate has special interests or a specific agenda that would impair his or her ability to effectively represent the interests of all stockholders.

6. Review and make recommendations, as the Committee deems appropriate, regarding the composition and size of the Board of Directors.

7. Oversee evaluation of the Board of Directors and management.

Committee Selection Composition

8. Recommend members of the Board of Directors to serve on the committees of the Board of Directors, giving consideration to the criteria for service on each committee as set forth in the charter for such committee, as well as to any other factors the Committee deems relevant, and where appropriate, make recommendations regarding the removal of any member of any committee.

9. Recommend members of the Board of Directors to serve as the chairs of the committees of the Board of Directors.

10. Establish, monitor and recommend the purpose, structure and operations of the various committees of the Board of Directors, the qualifications and criteria for membership on each committee of the Board of Directors and, as circumstances dictate, make any recommendations regarding periodic rotation of directors among the committees and impose any term limitations of service on any committee of the Board of Directors.

V. ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

     The Committee shall review and evaluate, at least annually, the performance of the Committee and its members, including by reviewing the compliance of the Committee with this Charter. In addition, the Committee shall review and reassess, at least annually, the adequacy of this Charter and recommend to the Board of Directors any improvements to this Charter that the Committee considers necessary or valuable. The Committee shall conduct such evaluations and reviews in such manner as it deems appropriate.