EPL to Present at the Johnson Rice Energy Conference

EPL to Present at the Johnson Rice Energy Conference

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. (EPL or the
Company) (NYSE:EPL) will present at the 4^th Annual Energy Conference hosted
by Johnson Rice & Company on October 3, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. Central time in New
Orleans, Louisiana. Gary C. Hanna, EPL's President and Chief Executive
Officer, will provide a financial and operational overview on the Company
during the presentation. 

A live and on-demand webcast will be available via the Company's website,
www.eplweb.com, in the Investor Relations section, as well as on the Johnson
Rice conference webcasting site at http://wsw.com/webcast/jr13/epl/.

A copy of the updated presentation handout will be available during the
conference on the Company's website, www.eplweb.com, under "Latest
Presentation" in the Investor Relations section of the site.

Description of the Company

Founded in 1998, EPL is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and
production company based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas.The
Company's operations are concentrated in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico shelf,
focusing on the state and federal waters offshore Louisiana.For more
information, please visit www.eplweb.com.

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," "plans,"
"projects," "estimates" or "anticipates" will or may occur in the future are
forward-looking statements.We believe these judgments are reasonable, but
actual results may differ materially due to a variety of important
factors.Among other items, such factors might include: hurricane and other
weather-related interference with business operations; the effects of delays
in completion of, or shut-ins of, gas gathering systems, pipelines and
processing facilities; stock market conditions; the trading price of EPL's
common stock; cash demands caused by planned and unplanned capital
expenditures; changes in general economic conditions; uncertainties in reserve
and production estimates; unanticipated recovery or production problems;
changes in legislative and regulatory requirements concerning safety and the
environment as they relate to operations; oil and natural gas prices and
competition; the impact of derivative positions; production expenses and
expense estimates; cash flow and cash flow estimates; future financial
performance; drilling and operating risks; our ability to replace oil and gas
reserves; risks and liabilities associated with properties acquired in
acquisitions; volatility in the financial and credit markets or in oil and
natural gas prices; and other matters that are discussed in EPL's filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. (http://www.sec.gov/).

CONTACT: Investors/Media
         T.J. Thom, Chief Financial Officer
         504-799-1902
         tthom@eplweb.com

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