SOURCE: USA Superior Energy Holdings

April 16, 2008 11:40 ET

USA Superior Announces Successful Bateman Production Start Up

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) -


--  1,989 Barrels of Crude (BOC) for Q1 Start Up
--  Guidance of 1,500 BOC for April Batemen Production
    

USA Superior Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: USSU) (USSU), a Houston based energy company ("Company") focused on shallow well acquisition, rework, enhanced recovering (EOR) and drilling of existing proven fields that have been idle or marginally producing, announced the company has 88 producing and shut-in wells on approximately 1,200 acres on which the company has now commenced a two phase productivity improvement program. The first phase, known as the renovation (restoration repair) phase, has been completed on the 88 wells. Mr. Rowland Carey, Chairman and CEO, stated, "The wells that have been reworked and refurbished are generating an average of more than 1 to 1 1/2 barrels per day as compared to the 1/2 barrels per day average produced prior to reworking and being refurbished. As this work has begun in the first quarter, continued improvement has occurred on production and we will continue to work to optimize these wells over time."

Mr. Carey further stated, "By the end of the first quarter, the beginning reworked wells provided sales of 1,989 gross (1449 net) barrels of crude (BOC) which the Company sold at an average price of $91.64 (time vol weighted) for total net revenues of $138,269.95 after payment of lease royalties and taxes. Additionally, we believe production will reach 1,500 barrels of oil during the month of April."

With the successful rework start up and revenues in Q1, 2008, the Company intends to accelerate all of its rework and drilling programs in the Bateman Field during the remainder of the year. The Bateman Field is in Caldwell and Bastrop Counties in Texas, has approximately 88 wells on 1,200 contiguous acres and is typical of the Company's core focus of field prospects with a shallow field depth of 2,600 feet. Current daily production has continued to rise and the company is anticipating approximately 1,500 barrels of production during the month of April with production rising as it completes reworking the existing wells and commencement of drilling on the balance of the field. The Company expects the total number of wells increasing upwards to approximately 111 without additional leases or more sophisticated production technology which the Company may utilize to maximize the field.

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ABOUT USA SUPERIOR ENERGY HOLDINGS, INC.

USA Superior Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: USSU) is an oil and gas enhanced recovery (EOR) and drilling company focused on shallow well oil and gas fields in Texas. USA Superior is composed of a team of seasoned experts in their field, with over 50 man-years of oil and gas and shallow well field experience finding, drilling, horizontally drilling and well completion operations and production. Environmentally concerned and responsible, USA Superior also focuses on special projects in joint venture or working interest relationships as well as owning its own interest. To maximize production, USA Superior Energy's will also provide complementary leading technologies including specialized work over technologies, shallow well cased hole horizontal drilling applications and the utilization of portable Nitrogen (N2) applications. USA Superior uses these technologies as is appropriate to enhance older field business opportunities.

Cased Hole Horizontal Drilling (CHHD) is an emerging technology that can significantly increase the "communication" from the wellbore to the fluids in the reservoir. Nitrogen (N2) is used to force oil out of reservoirs. It can be applied to existing reservoirs and wellbores, thus minimizing the cost and risk of finding oil and gas. With the current price environment, large blocks of existing marginal wells can be rejuvenated into very profitable wells at low cost and high margins.

This news release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our recent current reports on Form 8-K, our annual report on Form 10-KSB, our quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and other periodic and current reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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