MMS Awards EPL 4 Additional Leases for 2008

Energy Partners Ltd has been awarded four additional leases since the beginning of 2008 from the October 2007 MMS lease sale.

In total, the Company has been awarded seven of the eight leases on which it was high bidder from last year's lease sale at a total cost of $18.8 million, including six Shelf leases and one deepwater GOM lease.