Canadian Superior Energy Waves Goodbye to COO

Canadian Superior Energy announced that Leif Snethun, Chief Operating Officer, will be leaving the company effective May 4, 2010.

"On behalf of Canadian Superior's Board of Directors, I would like to thank Leif for his contributions to the company, and wish him well for the future," said Marvin Chronister, Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Snethun was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer on April 30, 2009. He initially joined the company in February 2008 as Vice President, Western Canada. Until a replacement is in place, Mr. Snethun's portfolio will be managed by Mr. Bill Dirks, who has been retained by Canadian Superior on a consulting basis, with the support of Canadian Superior's Board of Directors.

Bill Dirks has 29 years of E&P leadership experience, with an expertise in the North American onshore basins of the US and Canada. His recent background includes roles as Managing Partner of Tecton Energy; President of Samson Canada, and Vice President of Business Development for Samson Resources (2001-2002). From 1981-1999 he worked for the Royal Dutch / Shell Group of companies in a variety of roles.