PetroQuest Energy Announces Officer Appointment

               PetroQuest Energy Announces Officer Appointment

PR Newswire

LAFAYETTE, La., Feb. 4, 2014

LAFAYETTE, La., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PetroQuest Energy, Inc. (NYSE:
PQ) announced today the appointment of Edward E. Abels, Jr. as Executive Vice
President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective February 1,
2014. He will be based in PetroQuest's Corporate Headquarters in Lafayette,
Louisiana. Prior to joining PetroQuest, Mr. Abels acted as General Counsel
for Texas Crude Energy, LLC, was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP in
Houston, Texas and held various in-house counsel positions at Statoil Gulf of
Mexico, LLC, Union Oil Company of California and KN Energy, Inc. He earned a
J.D. and B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1993
and 1981, respectively.

Management's Comment
"We are pleased to have Ed join our executive team. His vast legal and
industry experience will be a great asset to our Company," said Charles T.
Goodson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.

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, 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 integrate our acquisitions with our
operations and realize the anticipated benefits from the acquisitions, any
unexpected costs or delays in connection with the integration of the
acquisitions, our ability to find oil and natural gas reserves that are
economically recoverable, the volatility of oil and natural gas prices, 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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