Media Contact: Leslie Hoffman – Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC

Houston, TX – 18 January 2013 - Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC, an independent oil & gas company, has teamed up with Oilfield Helping Hands to host a special tribute sporting clay shoot called the West Delta 32 Fundraiser. The event will be held on March 15th at the GOL Shooting Range in Maurice, LA. Proceeds will assist those families affected by the incident that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in November.

"We have teamed up with Oilfield Helping Hands to host a fundraiser committed to assisting the 6 families that were affected by the incident on the West Delta 32 platform this past November," says John Hoffman, President and CEO of Black Elk Energy. "Please join us on March 15th in Maurice, LA to honor the victims of this tragic incident. We deeply appreciate any and all support."

"It is an honor and a privilege to be able to assist oilfield families in financial crisis through no fault of their own," says Richard Saxon, VP and Board Member of Oilfield Helping Hands. "We are proud to join Black Elk on this mission and look forward to a meaningful event."

Those interested in offering their support should visit the Oilfield Helping Hands website or contact Leslie Hoffman .

About Oilfield Helping Hands

Oilfield Helping Hands, established in 2003 as a nonprofit charitable organization, helps oilfield families in financial crisis. Since 2003, the organization has provided more than $1.6 million to industry workers and their families, and continues to work in the most economical fashion to maximize the funds available to recipients each year.

About Black Elk Energy

Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC 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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