Canadian Superior Appoints Rodney Erskine to Board

Canadian Superior Energy has appointed Rodney ("Rod") D. Erskine to the Board of Directors of Canadian Superior. Rod is Chairman and Co-Founder of Erskine Energy LLC a private oil & gas exploration and production company focused on the U.S. Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain gas basins. Prior to recently forming Erskine Energy, he was president of El Paso Production Co., a subsidiary of El Paso Corporation, responsible for overseeing the company's oil & gas exploration and production operations. Before beginning its recent divestiture program El Paso was one of the largest U.S. gas and oil producers and was the fourth largest gas producer in the U.S. in 2002. Erskine joined El Paso Production following El Paso Corp.'s merger with The Coastal Corporation.

Immediately prior to joining El Paso, Erskine served as President of Coastal Oil & Gas Corp., where he managed all of Coastal's exploration and production operations. Under Erskine's leadership, Coastal grew production from 200 mmcfe/d to over 1 bcfe/d. He joined Coastal in 1994 as Senior Vice President of production and was named President in 1997. Prior to Coastal, Erskine held various positions at other energy companies. He was President and COO of NERCO Oil & Gas, an energy subsidiary of Pacific Corp. from 1991-1993. He was Vice-President and General Manager of Union Texas Petroleum prior to the spin-off of the assets he was managing to NERCO. At Union Texas, he held various positions from 1975-1991. He began his career in 1966 at Union Oil Company of California. Erskine serves on the board of directors of the National Ocean Industries Assoc. and on the advisory board of Spindletop, a charitable oil and gas organization. He is on the advisory board of the Dwight-Look School of Engineering at Texas A&M University, the board of the Ft. Bend Child Advocates Society and The Ft. Bend Education Council. In addition, he is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, API and IADC. He holds a B.S. in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. He resides in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife of 38 years, Jacqueline.

Commenting from Calgary today, Greg Noval President and CEO of Canadian Superior said, "We are very pleased and excited to have Rod join our Board of Directors. Rod is a "first-class" explorationist and has been responsible for turning several companies into "world-class" exploration and production companies. His breath of experience and wisdom in the oil and gas industry in North America is a welcome addition to our Board."

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