Washington, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 12b-25

                           NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

                                                                 SEC File Number

(Check  / / Form 10-K  / / Form 20-F  / / Form 11-K  /X/ Form 10-Q  
One):  / / Form 10-D / / Form N-SAR  / / Form N-CSR

For Period Ended:     September 30, 2005                         

[  ]  Transition Report on Form 10-K
[  ]  Transition Report on Form 20-F
[  ]  Transition Report on Form 11-K
[  ]  Transition Report on Form 10-Q
[  ]  Transition Report on Form N-SAR
For the Transition Period Ended:  _________________________

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      Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission
                 has verified any information contained herein.

If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify
the Item(s) to which the notification relates: N/A


     Energy Partners, Ltd. 
Full Name of Registrant

Former Name if Applicable

    700 Louisiana, Suite 2100
Address of Temporary Principal Executive Office (Street and Number)

    Houston, Texas 77002
City, State and Zip Code

PART II -- RULES 12b-25(b) AND (c)

If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense
and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should
be completed. (Check box if appropriate)

     (a)  The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form
          could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense; 
     (b)  The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on
          Form 10-K, Form 20-F, Form 11-K, Form N-SAR or Form N-CSR, or portion
 /X/      thereof, will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day
          following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or
          transition report on Form 10-Q or subject distribution report on Form
          10-D, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifth
          calendar day following the prescribed due date; and
     (c)  The accountant's statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c)
          has been attached if applicable.


State below in reasonable detail the reasons why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q,
10-D, N-SAR, N-CSR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be
filed within the prescribed time period.

Energy Partners, Ltd. (the "Company") is unable to file timely a quarterly
report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2005.

The Company's principal executive offices are located in New Orleans, Louisiana
within the Presidential Disaster Area resulting from Hurricane Katrina. Because
of the extended displacement of the Company from its principal executive offices
in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, additional time is needed to
process the backlog of accounting data without sacrificing the quality of the
disclosure controls and procedures in place over the Company's financial

The Company expects to complete all necessary work to process the backlog of
accounting data and to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third
quarter ended September 30, 2005 on or before November 14, 2005.


     1. Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this

                          John H. Peper (713) 228-0711
                      (Name) (Area Code) (Telephone Number)

     2. Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act
of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the
registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If answer is no,
identify report(s).  /X/ Yes   / / No

     3. Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations
from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the
earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof? 
  / / Yes   /X/ No

If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and
quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate
of the results cannot be made.

                              Energy Partners, Ltd.
                  (Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned
hereunto duly authorized.

Date  November 9, 2005                By:    /s/ David R. Looney
                                             Name:  David R. Looney
                                             Title: Executive Vice President 
                                                    and Chief Financial Officer