SOURCE: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.

March 20, 2006 11:56 ET

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. to Make Presentation at the 34th Annual Howard Weil Energy Conference in New Orleans

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 --Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) will make a presentation at the Howard Weil Energy Conference in New Orleans.

A visual copy of the presentation can be accessed on the Company website, www.carrizo.cc, clicking on “Links” and then clicking on Howard Weil Energy Conference 3-22-06. The presentation will be available on user controlled PowerPoint slides beginning at 2:30 PM CST on Wednesday, March 22, 2006.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. is a Houston-based energy company actively engaged in the exploration, development, exploitation and production of oil and natural gas primarily in proven onshore trends along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast regions and in the Barnett Shale area in North Texas. Carrizo controls significant prospective acreage blocks and utilizes advanced 3-D seismic techniques to identify potential oil and gas reserves and drilling opportunities.