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SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES ANNOUNCES

FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2018 RESULTS

Houston, February

 18, 2019

– Superior Energy Services, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced a net loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2018 of $750.2 million, or $4.85 per share, on revenue of $539.3 million. This compares to a net loss from continuing operations of $21.8 million, or $0.14 per share, for the third quarter of 2018, on r evenue of $573.1 million and net income from continuing operations of $21.9 million, or $0.14 per share for the fourth quarter of 2017, on revenue of $497.0 million.

Negative fourth quarter, results were driven in part by the recording of a

pre-tax

charge of $743.7 million primarily related to reduction in value of assets. The reduction in value of assets was comprised of $668.9 million related to impairment of the remaining goodwill in the Onshore Completion and Workover Services and Production Services segments, and $70.8 million related to reduction in value of long-lived assets, primarily in its Onshore Completion and Workover Services and Production Services segments. The Company also recorded a

charge of $4.0 million for restructuring costs. The resulting adjusted net loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $30.6 million, or $0.20 per share. This compares to a net loss from continuing operations of $21.8 million, or $0.14 per share for the third quarter of 2018, and an adjusted net loss from continuing operations of $51.2 million, or $0.33 per share for the fourth quarter of 2017.

For the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company’s net loss from continuing operations was $857.4 million, or $5.55 per share, on revenue of $2,130.3 million as compared with a net loss from continuing operations of $187.0 million, or $1.22 per share, on revenue of $1,874.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2017.

“The fourth quarter was the first period in 2018 in which U.S. land markets experienced lower sequential activity levels and utilization,” noted David Dunlap, President and CEO. “Lower activity was most acutely experienced in pressure pumping due to the combination of declining oil prices, increasing industry capacity, inclement weather and our customers deferral of incremental activity.

“Our customers continue to realign their priorities as shale exploitation matures after more than a decade of explosive growth. This is evident in our customers increasing focus on free cash flow and returns over absolute growth. As 2018 demonstrated, the transition from a growth emphasis to a more disciplined orientation can be disruptive to service profitability. The disruption experienced in the fourth quarter was further exacerbated by the volatility of oil prices and excess fracturing capacity. We believe large scale, mature, shale development programs are an excellent opportunity for Superior Energy in the years to come. However, in recognition of the excess capacity in the market, we will limit our investment in these capital intensive completion oriented service lines.

“In the Gulf of Mexico, our premium drill pipe business continued to demonstrate value as revenues and margins benefitted from a favorable mix of activity, offsetting an expected decline in completion tools activity during the quarter.

“Internationally, we continue to be encouraged by increasing activity levels as well as visibility towards future opportunities. During the fourth quarter, hydraulic workover activity improved in Latin America, Europe and in the Asia Pacific region.

“Our spending levels declined during the fourth quarter as we expect U.S. land markets to remain volatile over the near-term. Given this outlook, and our objective of maintaining future capital spending within operating cash flows, we expect that an increasing percentage of our expenditures will be directed towards our cornerstone franchises with global reach that are more likely to consistently generate free cash flow and returns in the current environment.”

Fourth Quarter 2018 Geographic Breakdown

U.S. land revenue was $356.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, a decrease of 10% as compared with revenue of $396.8 million in the third quarter of 2018, and an 8% increase compared to revenue of $331.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Gulf of Mexico revenue remained flat at $89.5 million as compared to the third quarter of 2018, and a 17% increase from revenue of $76.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. International revenue of $92.9 million increased 8% as compared with $86.1 million in the third quarter of 2018 and increased 4% as compared to revenue of $89.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Drilling Products and Services Segment

The Drilling Products and Services segment revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $105.3 million, a 6% increase from third quarter 2018 revenue of $99.2 million and a 33% increase from fourth quarter 2017 revenue of $79.2 million.

U.S. land revenue increased 2% sequentially to $46.7 million, Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 17% sequentially to $30.6 million and international revenue remained flat at $28.0 million.

Onshore Completion and Workover Services Segment

The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $255.1 million, a 13% decrease from third quarter 2018 revenue of $294.9 million, and a 10% increase from fourth quarter 2017 revenue of $232.7 million. The sequential decline in revenue was primarily driven by decreased pressure pumping activity.

Production Services Segment

The Production Services segment revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $109.9 million, a 4% increase from third quarter 2018 revenue of $105.9 million and a 7% decrease from fourth quarter 2017 revenue of $118.2 million.

U.S. land revenue of $47.1 million was unchanged from the third quarter. Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 11% sequentially to $18.6 million and international revenue increased 7% sequentially to $44.2 million.

Technical Solutions Segment

The Technical Solutions segment revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $69.0 million, a 6% decrease from third quarter 2018 revenue of $73.1 million and a 3% increase from fourth quarter 2017 revenue of $66.9 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 5% sequentially to $8.0 million. Gulf of Mexico revenue decreased 15% sequentially to $40.3 million and international revenue increased 19% to $20.7 million.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The call can be accessed from the Company’s website at

www.superiorenergy.com

or by telephone at

888-317-6003

and using entry number 3034911. For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through February 26, 2019 and may be accessed by calling

877-344-7529

and using the access code 10128387.

About Superior Energy Services

Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN) serves the drilling, completion and production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide through a diversified portfolio of specialized oilfield services and equipment that are used throughout the economic life cycle of oil and gas wells. For more information, visit:

This press release contains, and future oral or written statements or press releases by us and our management may contain, certain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Generally, the words “expects,” “anticipates,” “targets,” “goals,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks” and “estimates,” variations of such words and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. All statements other than statements of historical fact regarding the Company’s financial position, financial performance, liquidity, strategic alternatives, market outlook, future capital needs, capital allocation plans, business strategies and other plans and objectives of our management for future operations and activities are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by our management in light of its experience and prevailing circumstances on the date such statements are made. Such forward-looking statements, and the assumptions on which they are based, are inherently speculative and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the conditions in the oil and gas industry, especially oil and natural gas prices and capital expenditures by oil and gas companies; our outstanding debt obligations and the potential effect of limiting our ability to fund future growth and operations and increasing our exposure to risk during adverse economic conditions; necessary capital financing may not be available at economic rates or at all; volatility of our common stock; operating hazards, including the significant possibility of accidents resulting in personal injury or death, property damage or environmental damage for which we

may have limited or no insurance coverage or indemnification rights; we may not be fully indemnified against losses incurred due to catastrophic events; claims, litigation or other proceedings that require cash payments or could impair our financial condition; credit risk associated with our customer base; the effect of regulatory programs (including regarding worker health and safety laws) and environmental matters on our operations or prospects, including the risk that future changes in the regulation of hydraulic fracturing could reduce demand for our pressure pumping and fluid management services, or that future changes in climate change legislation could result in increased operating costs or reduced commodity demand globally; the impact that unfavorable or unusual weather conditions could have on our operations; the potential inability to retain key employees and skilled workers; political, legal, economic and other risks and uncertainties associated with our international operations; laws, regulations or practices in foreign countries could materially restrict our operations or expose us to additional risks; potential changes in tax laws, adverse positions taken by tax authorities or tax audits impacting our operating results; changes in competitive and technological factors affecting our operations; risks associated with the uncertainty of macroeconomic and business conditions worldwide; not realizing the benefits of acquisitions or divestitures; our operations may be subject to cyber-attacks that could have an adverse effect on our business operations; counterparty risks associated with reliance on key suppliers; challenges with estimating our potential liabilities related to our oil and natural gas property; and risks associated with potential changes of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) security and bonding requirements for offshore platforms. These risks and other uncertainties related to our business are described in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Investors are cautioned that many of the assumptions on which our forward-looking statements are based are likely to change after such statements are made, including for example the market prices of oil and gas and regulations affecting oil and gas operations, which we cannot control or anticipate. Further, we may make changes to our business strategies and plans (including our capital spending and capital allocation plans) at any time and without notice, based on any changes in the above-listed factors, our assumptions or otherwise, any of which could or will affect our results. For all these reasons, actual events and results may differ materially from those anticipated, estimated, projected or implied by us in our forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update any of our forward-looking statements for any reason, notwithstanding any changes in our assumptions, changes in our business plans, our actual experience, or other changes. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except earnings per share amounts)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

September 30,

Revenues

539,331

497,043

573,068

 2,130,265

 1,874,076

Cost of services and rentals (exclusive of depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion)

384,445

356,628

404,389

1,502,104

1,398,695

Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion

97,264

107,565

99,892

400,848

438,716

General and administrative expenses

74,641

68,934

68,895

289,252

295,507

Reduction in value of assets

739,725

14,155

Loss from operations

(756,744

(40,286

(801,664

(272,997

Other income (expense):

Interest expense, net

(24,745

(24,776

(24,952

(99,477

(101,455

(1,678

(3,299

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

(778,772

(65,884

(25,337

(902,819

(377,751

Income taxes

(28,587

(87,762

(3,521

(45,433

(190,740

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

(750,185

21,878

(21,816

(857,386

(187,011

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax

(13,285

(18,910

(858,115

(205,921

Basic and Diluted earnings (losses) per share:

Loss from discontinued operations

Weighted average common shares:

154,536

153,085

154,529

154,367

152,933

154,277

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

12/31/2018

12/31/2017

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

158,050

172,000

Accounts receivable, net

447,353

398,056

Income taxes receivable

Prepaid expenses

45,802

42,128

Inventory and other current assets

121,700

134,032

Assets held for sale

13,644

Total current assets

772,905

760,819

Property, plant and equipment, net

1,109,126

1,316,944

Goodwill

136,788

807,860

Notes receivable

63,993

60,149

Restricted cash

20,483

Intangible and other long-term assets, net

127,452

143,970

Total assets

2,215,962

3,110,225

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

139,325

119,716

Accrued expenses

219,180

221,757

Income taxes payable

Current portion of decommissioning liabilities

27,261

Liabilities held for sale

Total current liabilities

362,777

375,197

Deferred income taxes

61,058

Decommissioning liabilities

126,558

103,136

Long-term debt, net

1,282,921

1,279,771

Other long-term liabilities

152,967

158,634

Total stockholders’ equity

290,739

1,132,429

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

TWELVE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2018 AND 2017

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net loss

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

Other noncash items

(39,152

(129,390

Changes in working capital and other

(78,249

(6,979

Net cash provided by operating activities

165,057

96,426

Cash flows from investing activities:

Payments for capital expenditures

(221,370

(164,933

33,299

28,269

Net cash used in investing activities

(188,071

(136,664

Cash flows from financing activities:

(2,586

(17,025

Net cash used in financing activities

Effect of exchange rate changes in cash

(3,135

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(28,735

(53,609

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

192,483

246,092

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period

163,748

REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION BY SEGMENT

Three months ended,

December 31, 2018

September 30, 2018

December 31, 2017

46,732

45,605

35,146

255,056

294,869

232,720

47,103

47,858

55,010

Total U.S. land

356,884

396,785

331,037

30,540

26,065

22,521

18,603

16,776

19,864

40,325

47,286

34,027

Total Gulf of Mexico

89,468

90,127

76,412

28,028

27,514

21,559

44,228

41,236

43,363

20,723

17,406

24,672

Total International

92,979

86,156

89,594

Total Revenues

SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS

(in thousands)

105,300

99,184

79,226

109,934

105,870

118,237

69,041

73,145

66,860

Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations 

27,143

20,255

(15,637

(9,888

(3,893

(5,998

(6,464

Corporate and other

(27,054

(26,094

(23,248

Total Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations

(13,085

(36,084

Adjusted EBITDA

53,193

48,085

31,547

32,578

50,066

41,311

12,432

11,087

12,420

11,677

15,291

(25,701

(21,819

Total Adjusted EBITDA

84,179

99,784

71,481

Adjusted income (loss) from operations and adjusted EBITDA exclude the impact of reduction in value of assets and other items for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017. For

Non-GAAP

reconciliations, refer to Table 2 below.

Financial Measures

The following table reconciles net income/loss from continuing operations, which is the directly comparable financial measure determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), to adjusted income/loss from continuing operations

(non-GAAP

financial measure). This financial measure is provided to enhance investors’ overall understanding of the Company’s current financial performance.

Reconciliation of Consolidated Adjusted Net Loss From Continuing Operations

Table 1

Per Share

Reported net income (loss) from continuing operations

Restructuring costs

(24,082

US Tax Reform

(76,529

Adjusted net loss from continuing operations

(30,608

(51,165

Recorded in Income Taxes in the consolidated statement of operations.

The following table reconciles net income/loss from continuing operations by segment, which is the directly comparable financial measure determined in accordance with GAAP, to adjusted income/loss from operations and adjusted EBITDA by segment

financial measures). These financial measures are provided to enhance investors’ overall understanding of the Company’s current financial performance.

Reconciliation of Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations and Adjusted EBITDA by Segment

Table 2

Three months ended December 31, 2018

Products and

and Workover

and Other

26,678

(662,061

(97,425

(24,657

644,813

92,252

(1,002

25,747

Other expense

(2,717

26,050

48,215

16,325

12,432

84,179

Three months ended September 30, 2018

and Other

(48,788

25,938

Income (loss) from operations

27,830

47,299

17,085

11,087

99,784

Three months ended December 31, 2017

(1,016

(12,734

37,976

21,878

25,716

31,207

51,199

18,884

12,420

71,481

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