May 5, 2011

Delta Petroleum Corporation Schedules First Quarter 2011 Investor Conference Call for May 11, 2011

DENVER, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ Capital Market: DPTR), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, today announced that it will host an investor conference call on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time (10:00 am Mountain Time) to discuss financial and operating results for the first quarter 2011.

Shareholders and other interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing 877-317-6789 (international callers dial 412-317-6789) and referencing the ID code "Delta Petroleum call," a few minutes before 12:00 noon Eastern Time on May 11, 2011. The call will also be broadcast live and can be accessed through the Company's website at A replay of the conference call will be available one hour after the completion of the conference call from May 11, 2011 until May 19, 2011 by dialing 877-344-7529 (international callers dial 412-317-0088) and entering the conference ID 450832.

Delta Petroleum Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and development company based in Denver, Colorado. The Company's core area of operation is the Rocky Mountain Region, where the majority of its proved reserves, production and long-term growth prospects are located. Its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market System under the symbol "DPTR."

For further information contact the Company at (303) 293-9133 or via email at [email protected].

Daniel Taylor, Chairman
Carl Lakey, CEO
Kevin Nanke, Treasurer and CFO
Broc Richardson, V.P. Corporate Development and IR
370 17th Street, Suite 4300
Denver, Colorado 80202

SOURCE Delta Petroleum Corporation