PetroQuest Energy Mourns The Death Of Chief Administrative Officer Dan Fournerat

    PetroQuest Energy Mourns The Death Of Chief Administrative Officer Dan

PR Newswire

LAFAYETTE, La., Sept. 3, 2013

LAFAYETTE, La., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PetroQuest Energy, Inc. (NYSE:
PQ) announced today that on September 2, the Company's Executive Vice
President - General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary,
Daniel G. Fournerat, passed away suddenly at his home of natural causes at the
age of 59.

Mr. Fournerat previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Secretary. He served on the Board of Directors of the Company from September
1998 until October 2001. Prior to joining PetroQuest in 2001, Mr. Fournerat
practiced as an attorney for 24 years with the Lafayette, Louisiana law firm
of Onebane, Bernard, Torian, Diaz, McNamara & Abell, primarily engaged in
representing oil and gas exploration and production companies, sophisticated
mineral owners and service companies in various facets of their Gulf Coast oil
and gas activities.

Management Statement
"The Board of Directors, the Executive Management team and the entire
PetroQuest staff are deeply saddened by the passing of this great man and
would like to offer their condolences to the Fournerat family," said Charles
T. Goodson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. "Dan was an
integral part of the formation of PetroQuest and we will deeply miss his great
leadership and guidance exhibited throughout the Company's 28 year history."

About the Company
PetroQuest Energy, Inc. is an independent energy company engaged in the
exploration, development, acquisition and production of oil and natural gas
reserves in the Arkoma Basin, Wyoming, Texas, South Louisiana and the shallow
waters of the Gulf of Mexico. PetroQuest's common stock trades on the New
York Stock Exchange under the ticker PQ.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements
are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those projected. Among those risks, trends
and uncertainties are our ability to find oil and natural gas reserves that
are economically recoverable, the volatility of oil and natural gas prices and
significantly depressed natural gas prices since the middle of 2008, the
uncertain economic conditions in the United States and globally, the declines
in the values of our properties that have resulted in and may in the future
result in additional ceiling test write-downs, our ability to replace reserves
and sustain production, our estimate of the sufficiency of our existing
capital sources, our ability to raise additional capital to fund cash
requirements for future operations, the uncertainties involved in prospect
development and property acquisitions or dispositions and in projecting future
rates of production or future reserves, the timing of development expenditures
and drilling of wells, hurricanes and other natural disasters, changes in laws
and regulations as they relate to our operations, including our fracing
operations in shale plays or our operations in the Gulf of Mexico, and the
operating hazards attendant to the oil and gas business. In particular,
careful consideration should be given to cautionary statements made in the
various reports PetroQuest has filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. PetroQuest undertakes no duty to update or revise these
forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE PetroQuest Energy, Inc.

Contact: Matt Quantz, Manager - Corporate Communications, (337) 232-7028,
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