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Enerplus announces appointment of President, U.S. Operations

May 6, 2008

    CALGARY, May 6 /CNW/ - Mr. Gordon J. Kerr, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Enerplus Resources Fund ("Enerplus") is pleased to announce the
addition of Mr. Dana Johnson as the President of U.S. Operations effective
May 5, 2008.
    Enerplus established its operations in the United States in late 2005
with the acquisition of a 70% working interest in the Sleeping Giant project
in the Williston Basin of Montana. This property is one of the largest in the
Enerplus portfolio and produces approximately 10,500 BOE/day of light sweet
crude oil and natural gas from the Bakken formation and is primarily operated
by Enerplus. In early 2006, Enerplus opened an office in Denver to manage the
development of Sleeping Giant and also to provide a growth platform in the
U.S. Since that time, Enerplus has also acquired a gross over-riding royalty
interest on the Jonah natural gas field in Wyoming, added minor interests in
the Sleeping Giant area and is also pursuing additional opportunities in the
    Mr. Johnson brings over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience to
Enerplus, the majority of which has been spent in the United States. His
background includes extensive managerial, operations, business development and
engineering experience in both conventional and unconventional plays
throughout Canada and the U.S. Prior to joining Enerplus Mr. Johnson held the
position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Quicksilver
Resources Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Quicksilver Resources Inc. of the U.S.
Mr. Johnson joined Quicksilver in 2004 as U.S. Eastern Region Manager after
serving 22 years in a variety of senior management and engineering positions
with Shell Exploration & Production Company in the U.S. He also has a solid
background in government and community relations and currently serves on the
Alberta Executive Policy Group of the Canadian Association of Petroleum
Producers (CAPP). Mr. Johnson received a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering
from California Polytechnic State University in 1982 and an MBA from the
University of Houston in 1992.
    "We are excited to have Mr. Johnson join our leadership team at Enerplus.
Our U.S. operations are an integral part of our business with attractive
assets and exceptional growth potential," said Mr. Kerr. "His significant
experience in a wide variety of resource plays, and other production areas in
the United States and Canada will allow Mr. Johnson to make an invaluable
contribution to Enerplus' U.S. operations as well as to the whole Enerplus
    Mr. Johnson will be based in our Denver, Colorado office and will report
directly to Mr. Garry Tanner, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating

    Gordon J. Kerr
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Enerplus Resources Fund

    Except for the historical and present factual information contained
herein, the matters set forth in this news release, including words such as
"expects", "projects", "plans", "potential" and similar expressions, are
forward-looking information that represents management of Enerplus' internal
projections, expectations or beliefs concerning, among other things, future
operating results and various components thereof or the economic performance
of Enerplus. The projections, estimates and beliefs contained in such
forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and
uncertainties, which may cause Enerplus' actual performance and financial
results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future
performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, those
described in Enerplus' filings with the Canadian and U.S. securities
authorities. Accordingly, holders of Enerplus Trust Units and potential
investors are cautioned that events or circumstances could cause results to
differ materially from those predicted.

    %CIK: 0001126874

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