Gulfport Energy Schedules First Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) will hold a conference call on Wednesday, May 7, at 11:00 a.m. Central to discuss its first quarter 2008 financial and operational results. The call will follow the release of Gulfport's first quarter earnings the morning of May 7.

Interested parties may listen to the call via Gulfport's website at or by calling toll-free at 1-800-260-8140 or 617-614-3672 for international callers. The passcode for the call is 83361695. A replay of the call will be available for two weeks at 1-888-286-8010. The replay passcode is 22312613. The webcast will be archived for 30 days on the company's website.

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City based independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with its principal producing properties located along the Louisiana Gulf Coast and the Permian Basin in West Texas. Gulfport also holds a sizeable acre position in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC. In addition, Gulfport is participating in numerous wells in the Bakken play in the Williston Basin in North Dakota.

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          Investor Contact:
          John Kilgallon, Director, Investor Relations