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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Leslie Hoffman – Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC
281.598-8660

Houston, TX – 1 July 2013 - Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC, an independent oil & gas company, has teamed up with Bright Light Foundation to host a second special tribute sporting clay shoot called the West Delta 32 Fall Fundraiser. The event will be held on September 26th at American Shooting Centers in Houston, TX and includes a sporting clay tournament, BBQ cook-off, live auction, music, games and more. Proceeds will assist the families affected by the incident that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on November 16, 2012.

"We are excited to work with the Bright Light Foundation for our Fall event", says John Hoffman, President and CEO of Black Elk Energy. "We held our first West Delta 32 Fundraiser in March with Oilfield Helping Hands and had a tremendous response. I am confident with the help of Bright Light this event will be another success. Please join us on September 26th in Houston to honor the victims of this tragic incident. We deeply appreciate any and all support."

"We are extremely happy to team up with Black Elk on this meaningful event", says Kirk Trascher, President of the Bright Light Foundation. "We know how important it is to assist those in need and how impactful contributions are for these families. We are honored to be a part of this event for the families of West Delta". Those interested in offering their support should visit: http://www.brightlightfoundation.org/west_delta_clays.cfm  or contact Leslie Hoffman at .

About Bright Light Foundation

Inspired by the faith and courage of Tammy Bright and her family, the mission of the Bright Light Foundation is to raise funds, in the spirit of compassion and fun, to assist with the medical needs of those within the oilfield community stricken by catastrophic illness.

Since 2003, the foundation has raised funds to help recipients manage the high costs associated with illnesses. The foundation has grown in participation each year and in 2011 provided approximately $400,000 in financial support to eight recipients. (www.brightlightfoundation.org)

About Black Elk Energy

Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC (www.blackelkenergy.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 unique 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 and beyond the requirements of the regulations, and maintaining its stance as a good corporate citizen.

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