Canadian Superior Energy Inc.

Canadian Superior Energy Inc.

March 04, 2005 12:00 ET

Donald Axford Former Chairman of Canadian Superior Passes Away


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FOR: CANADIAN SUPERIOR ENERGY INC.

TSX, AMEX SYMBOL: SNG

MARCH 4, 2005 - 12:00 ET

Donald Axford Former Chairman of Canadian Superior
Passes Away

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 4, 2005) - Canadian Superior
Energy Inc.(TSX:SNG) (AMEX:SNG) ("Canadian Superior")of Calgary,
Alberta, Canada notes with condolences to his family and friends the
passing of Mr. Donald Axford, a former Chairman and Director of Canadian
Superior.

Mr. Axford was widely known in the oil and gas business and a true
pioneer in the industry. He has been often recognized for excellence in
exploration and for his distinguished career; and honored by many
organizations including the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and
the American Association of Petroleum Geologists for his distinguished
service and technical excellence. Mr. Axford initiated the search for
oil and gas offshore Atlantic Canada and was recently recognized for
this as the very first OTANS Petroleum Pioneer Award recipient in
Halifax in 2001. Mr. Axford has over his distinguished career, which
included 28 years with Mobil Oil, contributed to many successful
exploration programs, including programs in Western Canada, and was
instrumental in assisting Canadian Superior with its entry into offshore
Nova Scotia.

Speaking in Calgary today, Greg Noval, President and CEO of Canadian
Superior, said, "Don was a true gentlemen and made significant
contributions to the industry and companies like Canadian Superior. He
will be missed by all of us and on behalf of Canadian Superior I express
our sincere condolences to Don's wife, family and friends."

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    Canadian Superior Energy Inc.
    Investor Relations
    (403) 294-1411
    (403) 216-2374 (FAX)
    Website: www.cansup.com
    or
    Canadian Superior Energy Inc.
    Suite 3300, 400 - 3rd Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta
    Canada T2P 4H2