EPL Names New VP and Chief Operating Officer

Energy Partners, Ltd. has named Steve Longon as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Longon will oversee all aspects of EPL's operations, including exploration, drilling and production, and will report directly to Richard A. Bachmann, EPL's Chairman and CEO.

Longon joined EPL as Senior Vice President of Drilling and Engineering in July 2007, and was named its Senior Vice President of Drilling, Engineering and Production in February 2008. In addition to setting strategy and direction for the Company as a member of senior management, Longon has been responsible for all aspects of the Company's drilling, engineering and production functions.

Prior to joining EPL, Longon was with Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc. in its New Orleans office serving as General Manager of Production and Operations, with responsibility for their operations on the Shelf, in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and onshore South Louisiana.

During his earlier years with Dominion, he played a key role in the integration and management of substantial resource assets in the Arklatex area, South Texas and the Texas Gulf Coast. Prior to his position with Dominion, Longon had served as manager in a variety of GOM operational roles for Vastar Resources, Inc.

From 1979 to 1993, Longon worked for ARCO in positions of increasing responsibility, primarily in the GOM and onshore Texas and south Louisiana. Longon is a Summa Cum Laude graduate with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

Richard A. Bachmann, EPL's Chairman and CEO, said, "Steve Longon's 29 years of relevant experience in the GOM both on the Shelf and in deepwater has brought significant breadth and depth of operational knowledge to EPL. Steve is well respected in the industry and has been an excellent addition to our management team. I expect Steve's proven leadership skills and versatile skill set will continue to enhance the execution of our business strategy. Our Board of Directors joins me in enthusiastically congratulating Steve on his new appointment."