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Leslie Hoffman – Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC
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Houston, TX – 17 June 2013 – Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC ("Black Elk Energy"), an independent oil and gas company headquartered in Houston, reported today the successful flowtest at Ship Shoal Block 198 Well #I-6. This is the first of a four well capital campaign at Ship Shoal Block 198. The well was tested and is flowing at an average rate of 480 barrels of oil per day. The flowing tubing pressure was 1,980psi on a 15" choke.

"I'm extremely pleased that we have another successful flowtest to report", says John Hoffman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Elk Energy. "These results confirm the potential of the three remaining drill wells at Ship Shoal Block 198. We are very excited to continue the capital program. Ship Shoal Block198 Well #I-6 marks the fourth successful well for Black Elk Energy in our 2013 Capital Campaign. Thank you Black Elk Team for your hard work."

About Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC

Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC (www.blacelkenergy.com) is an independent oil and gas company headquartered in Houston, Texas. The Company's seasoned industry executives have extensive exploitation experience and knowledge with a demonstrated track record of increasing reserves and production while lowering costs. Our team of professionals is dedicated to performing to the highest industry standards, operating within regulatory requirements, and maintaining its stance as a good corporate citizen.

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