Forest Oil Names New Southern Region Vice President

Forest Oil Corporation reports that Mr. Ronald C. Nutt has been named Vice President - Southern Region. Mr. Nutt will be responsible for managing all aspects of Forest's Southern Region, which includes Forest's significant assets and operations in South Texas including the recently acquired fields from The Houston Exploration Company. The operations of the Southern Region will be maintained in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Nutt has over twenty-seven years of experience in reservoir, production and drilling engineering, engineering management, economic evaluation and business development in the exploration and production industry. He has worked with several large major and independent exploration and development companies, including Apache Corporation and Devon Energy Corporation, and has most recently served as Director, Upstream Origination Group at Constellation Energy Group. Further, he has experience working in the acquisition and divestiture aspect of the business with Scotia Waterous. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's Degree in Petroleum Engineering.

H. Craig Clark, President and CEO, stated, "Ronnie is a great addition to the Forest team. His past experience and business development involvement will be instrumental to Forest as we continue to integrate the Houston Exploration assets and further build our presence in this area. Having worked with Ronnie in the past, I have confidence that we will be able to continue the great success that Houston Exploration has achieved in South Texas."