HOUSTON, October 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation announced today that Thomas D. Clark, Jr., a member of the board of directors, died on October 9, 2010. Clark had served as a director of the corporation since 2006, most recently as chairman of the company's Nominating and Governance Committee and as a member of the Technology and Reserves Committee.

We are deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of our director. Tom was passionate about his family and faith, said William L. Transier, chairman, chief executive officer and president. An educator at heart, Tom was a well known leader in corporate governance matters. We will greatly miss his guidance and support as our director and our friend.

Clark was president of Strategy Associates, a consulting firm specializing in strategy development, strategic planning assistance, corporate governance policy and corporate analysis. He was the Edward G. Schlieder Distinguished Chair of Information Science at Louisiana State University and director of the DECIDE Boardroom, an executive decision research and development facility. He served as vice chairman of the Louisiana Tobacco Settlement Corp., and was a member of the board of directors of Dynegy, Inc. Active in the community, Clark served on several professional, community, volunteer and service boards, currently including the United Way and the Istrouma Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Clark was previously dean of the E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration at Louisiana State University and Ourso Distinguished Professor of Business. He was also professor and research director at Florida State University and the Gage Crocker Outstanding Professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology where he served in the School of Engineering. Prior to entering the field of education, Clark served as a Decision Analyst for the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force of U.S. and served as Functional Manager of the USAF Maintenance Management Information System. Clark received his Doctorate of Business Administration from The Florida State University, a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from Mercer University.

Endeavour International Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of energy reserves in the North Sea. For more information, visit http://www.endeavourcorp.com.

SOURCE: Endeavour International Corporation

CONTACT: Investor Relations, Mike Kirksey, +44(0)207-451-2381,+1-713-307-8700, or Darcey Matthews, +1-713-307-8711, both of Endeavour