EPL Names Phillip A. Gobe to Board of Directors

Energy Partners has elected Phillip A. Gobe, EPL's President and COO, to the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Gobe joined EPL in December 2004 as Chief Operating Officer and was named President in May of 2005. Prior to joining EPL, Mr. Gobe was with Nuevo Energy Company as Chief Operating Officer from February 2001 until its acquisition by Plains Exploration & Production Company in May 2004. Prior to his position with Nuevo, Mr. Gobe had been the Senior Vice President of Production for Vastar Resources, Inc. since 1997. From 1976 to 1997, Mr. Gobe worked for Atlantic Richfield Company and its subsidiaries, primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.