HOUSTON, November 2 /PRNewswire/ --

Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) announced today that Randall D. Stilley, Chief Executive Officer and President, will present at the Merrill Lynch 2007 Global Energy Conference in New York City on Thursday, November 8, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., EST.

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Remarks by Mr. Stilley will be available via a real-time webcast. Interested parties may listen to the presentation live over the Internet at http://www.herculesoffshore.com. Go to the "Investor Relations" link and select "News & Events." To listen to the live presentation, please go to the web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the presentation will be available within 24 hours after the conclusion of the presentation through the Hercules Offshore web site (http://www.herculesoffshore.com ) for fourteen days.

Headquartered in Houston, Hercules Offshore, Inc. currently operates a fleet of 33 jackup rigs, 27 barge rigs, 65 liftboats, three submersible rigs, nine land rigs, one platform rig and a fleet of marine support vessels operated through a wholly owned subsidiary, and has operations in ten different countries on four continents. The company offers a range of services to oil and gas producers to meet their needs during drilling, well service, platform inspection, maintenance, and decommissioning operations in shallow waters.

Web site: http://www.herculesoffshore.com

Stephen M. Butz, Vice President Finance and Treasurer of Hercules Offshore, Inc., +1-713-979-9832; Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050601/DAW092LOGO, AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org, PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com