Energy XXI Provides Post-Hurricane Update

HOUSTON, Sept. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy XXI (Nasdaq:EXXI) (LSE:EXXI) today provided an update to operations following hurricane Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico.

On Monday Aug. 27, 2012, prior to hurricane Isaac making landfall in Southeast Louisiana, the company had safely evacuated all offshore personnel and shut-in production in the Gulf of Mexico. Following the storm, inspections of the company's platforms and facilities revealed no significant damage. Personnel have been transported back to the platforms and have begun to reestablish production. The company is awaiting notification from third-party gas plant operators to fully ramp up production.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements included in this release relating to future plans, projects, events or conditions and all other statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including changes in long-term oil and gas prices or other market conditions affecting the oil and gas industry, reservoir performance, the outcome of commercial negotiations and changes in technical or operating conditions, among others, that could cause actual results, including project plans and related expenditures and resource recoveries, to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Energy XXI assumes no obligation and expressly disclaims any duty to update the information contained herein except as required by law.

About the Company

Energy XXI is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company whose growth strategy emphasizes acquisitions, enhanced by its value-added organic drilling program. The company's properties are located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico waters and the Gulf Coast onshore. Seymour Pierce is Energy XXI's listing broker in the United Kingdom. To learn more, visit the Energy XXI website at www.EnergyXXI.com .

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CONTACT: Enquiries of the Company                  Energy XXI         Stewart Lawrence         Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications         713-351-3006         slawrence@energyxxi.com                  Greg Smith         Director, Investor Relations         713-351-3149         gsmith@energyxxi.com                  Seymour Pierce         Nominated Adviser: Jonathan Wright, Jeremy Porter         Corporate Broking: Richard Redmayne         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7107 8000                  Pelham Bell Pottinger         James Henderson         jhenderson@pelhambellpottinger.co.uk                  Mark Antelme         mantelme@pelhambellpottinger.co.uk         +44 (0) 20 7861 3232

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