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EPL Announces Promotions of Thomas D. De Brock and L. Keith

Vincent to Senior Vice President  NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 21, 2007 Energy Partners, Ltd. ("EPL" or the "Company") (NYSE:EPL) today announced Thomas D. De Brock has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Exploration and L. Keith Vincent to the position of Senior Vice President of Land and Business Development effective immediately. Both previously held the title of Vice President of their respective areas of responsibility.  Richard A. Bachmann, EPL's Chairman and CEO commented, "We are very pleased to name Tom and Keith to their new roles as Senior Vice Presidents. Both of these gentlemen have been with EPL since before it was a public company and have contributed greatly to the Company's growth. We are pleased to recognize their efforts with these promotions."  Thomas D. De Brock, who joined us in June 1998 as a Senior Geologist, was previously promoted to Exploration Manager, New Orleans in September 2004 and Vice President of Exploration in August 2006. Mr. De Brock has more than 23 years of energy industry experience in both the exploration and development efforts. Mr. De Brock began his career with GTS Seismic Corporation, and held various positions with other energy companies including Odeco Oil and Gas and W&T Offshore, Inc. working the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company (LL&E) working the onshore area of South Louisiana.  L. Keith Vincent joined EPL as Land Manager in January 1999 and previously held the title of Vice President of Land and Business Development since July 2000. Mr. Vincent has over 28 years of domestic and international energy industry experience in various positions including Vice President, Land and Legal, of Great River Oil & Gas Corporation and managerial positions with Davis Petroleum Corporation and Transco Exploration Company.  Founded in 1998, EPL is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Company's operations are focused along the U. S. Gulf Coast, both onshore in south Louisiana and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.  Forward-Looking Statements  This press release may contain forward-looking information and statements regarding EPL. Any statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that EPL expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These include statements regarding:  --  reserve and production estimates;  --  oil and natural gas prices;  --  the impact of derivative positions;  --  production expense estimates;  --  cash flow estimates;  --  future financial performance;  --  planned capital expenditures; and  --  other matters that are discussed in EPL's filings with the  Securities and Exchange Commission.  These statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Please refer to EPL's filings with the SEC, including Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, for a discussion of these risks.  Additional Information and Where to Find It. Security holders may obtain information regarding the Company from EPL's website at www.eplweb.com, from the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: Energy Partners, Ltd. 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3400, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170, Attn: Secretary, (504) 569-1875.  CONTACT: Energy Partners, Ltd. T.J. Thom, 504-799-4830 or Al Petrie, 504-799-1953    
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