HARKEN ENERGY CORPORATION
THIS SEVERANCE AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is made and entered into this ____/ /day of July, 2003
by and between HARKEN ENERGY CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, whose principal office is 580
WestLake Park Blvd., Suite 600, Houston, Texas 77079 ("the Company") and RODGER EHRLISH an
individual employee of the Company, whose home address is 22119 Broken Pebble Ct., Katy, Texas 77079,
WHEREAS, the Employee is, as of the Date here of, in the employ of the Company and is an executive
employee on whom the Company relies and whom the Company desires to retain in its employment; and
WHEREAS, the Company and Employee have reached an agreement with respect to certain severance
incentives as more fully provided hereinafter.
NOW THEREFORE, for and in the mutual considerations recited and acknowledged by both parties hereto, the
Company and the Employee agree as follows:
1. Severance Upon Involuntary Termination:
In the event that Employee is involuntarily terminated by the Company during the Term of this Agreement, then
the Company will pay to Employee a sum of money, IN ADDITION TO any and all severance pay and related
compensation such Employee is entitled to receive under the policies in effect by the Company on the date of this
Agreement, the additional amount equal to nine (9) months salary.
The salary used to compute this Additional Severance will be the greater of either the Employee's salary at the
time of the termination or Employee's salary as of the date of this Agreement.
The payment of this Additional Severance will become due to Employee from the Company upon any event of
involuntarily termination during the Term, whether it be with or without cause, or an event of individual involuntary
termination or in connection with a layoff, plant closing or force reduction.
2. Voluntary Termination:
In the event that Employee elects for any reason to voluntarily terminate his/her employment with the Compan