ATP Expands Deepwater Hub with New Central GOM Lease

ATP Oil & Gas Corp.

ATP Oil & Gas announced that its apparent high bid for deepwater Green Canyon Block 344 at the Central Gulf of Mexico Offshore Lease Sale 208 held in March 2009 has been accepted by the Minerals Management Service (MMS).

Green Canyon Block 344 is located in approximately 3,244' of water and in close proximity to ATP’s Clipper development (Green Canyon Blocks 299/300). ATP acquired the block for a total cost of $227,990 and will serve as operator with a controlling working interest.