Superior Energy Services Updates Third Quarter Earnings Expectations; Announces Third Quarter Earnings Call Schedule

    Superior Energy Services Updates Third Quarter Earnings Expectations;
                Announces Third Quarter Earnings Call Schedule

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2012

HOUSTON, Oct.2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:
SPN) today announced that it expects third quarter 2012 operating earnings per
diluted share to be in the range of $0.52 and $0.55. The third quarter was
negatively affected by Hurricane Isaac's impact on operations in the Gulf of
Mexico, a more rapid decline in the onshore U.S. rig count than originally
anticipated, and unexpected delays in delivering a unique, Artic-specific
spill containment system to a customer in Alaska.

David Dunlap, CEO of Superior, commented, "Our earnings for the third quarter
will be lower than we previously forecasted primarily due to the factors
identified today. Directionally, we were correct in our assumptions about
lower activity and utilization in the U.S. land market for the second half of
2012. However, the pace of reduction was greater than we anticipated as our
customers have taken action to contain their 2012 spending to budgeted levels.
Despite this slowdown and reduced revenue, margins in most of our product and
service lines are performing at or near planned levels, and the contracted
pressure pumping business is performing as planned. Our earnings in the U.S.
are not hampered by supply chain, logistics or labor issues, simply by a
slower market than anticipated. We also continue to work to complete the
Arctic Containment System which will be deployed for the 2013 drilling
campaign in Alaska.

"We expect to provide updated annual guidance in our upcoming third quarter
earnings press release," added Dunlap.

Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Superior also announced today that it will release its 2012 third quarter
results on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 after the market closes. In
conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call,
which will be broadcast live over the Internet, on Thursday, October 25, 2012
at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.

What:   Superior Energy 2012 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call
When:  Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time
How:    Live via phone – By dialing 480-629-9643, or live over the Internet –
        by logging onto the web at the address below
Where: www.superiorenergy.com

For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be
available through November 8, 2012 and may be accessed by calling 303-590-3030
and using the pass code 4568469. An archive of the webcast will be available
after the call for a period of 60 days on www.superiorenergy.com.

About Superior Energy Services
Superior Energy Services, Inc. serves the drilling, completion and
production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide through its brand
name drilling products and its integrated completion and well intervention
services and tools, supported by an engineering staff who plan and design
solutions for customers.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 which involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Among the factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially are volatility of the oil
and gas industry, including the level of exploration, production and
development activity; risks associated with the uncertainty of macroeconomic
and business conditions worldwide, as well as the global credit markets; risks
associated with the Company's rapid growth; changes in competitive factors;
and other material factors that are described from time to time in the
Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual events,
circumstances, effects and results may be materially different from the
results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements. Consequently, the forward-looking statements
contained herein should not be regarded as representations by the Company or
any other person that the projected outcomes can or will be achieved. Any
forward-looking statement made in this press release is based only on
information currently available to the Company and speaks only as of the date
on which it is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update
any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from
time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or
otherwise.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
David Dunlap, President and CEO (281) 999-0047;
Robert Taylor, CFO or Greg Rosenstein, EVP, (504) 587-7374

SOURCE Superior Energy Services, Inc.

Website: http://www.superiorenergy.com
 
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