BPZ Energy Announces Participation In Upcoming Investor Conferences

HOUSTON, April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BPZ Energy (NYSE:BPZ) (BVL:BPZ), an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, today announced that the Company will be participating in the Tudor Pickering Holt International E&P Conference being held in New York City from April 10-11, 2013 and the IPAA Oil & Gas Investor Symposium being held in New York City from April 15-17, 2013. 

Mr. Manolo Zúñiga, President and CEO of BPZ Energy will be presenting at the IPAA Oil & Gas Investor Symposium on Tuesday, April 16th at 4:35 p.m. EDT, which will be available via a live webcast. 

The IPAA webcast and replay, as well as presentation slides from both conferences, will be accessible at the Company's website at www.bpzenergy.com in the Investor Relations, Events & Presentations section. 

ABOUT BPZ ENERGY

Houston-based BPZ Energy, which trades as BPZ Resources, Inc. under ticker symbol BPZ on the New York Stock Exchange and the Bolsa de Valores in Lima, is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company which has license contracts for oil and gas exploration and production covering approximately 1.9 million net acres in four properties in northwest Peru. The Company holds a 51% working interest and Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. holds a 49% working interest in offshore Block Z-1, for which current activity includes the development of the Corvina oil discovery, as well as the redevelopment of the Albacora field.

In addition, the Company is pursuing the exploration of onshore Blocks XIX, XXII and XXIII, in parallel with the execution of an integrated gas-to-power strategy, which includes generation and sale of electric power in Peru and the development of a regional gas marketing strategy. The Company also owns a non-operating net profits interest in a producing property in southwest Ecuador. Please visit the Company's website at www.bpzenergy.com for more information.
CONTACT: A. Pierre Dubois         Investor Relations & Corporate Communications         BPZ Energy         (281) 752-1240         pierre_dubois@bpzenergy.com

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