As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 9, 1997.
                                        Registration No. 33-94454

                SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                        Washington, D.C. 20549
             
                  POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1
                           TO FORM S-4
                               ON
                             FORM SB-2
         REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933


                    Superior Energy Services, Inc.
          (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

      Delaware               1503 Engineers Road           75-2379388
(State or other jurisdiction   P. O. Box 6220            (I.R.S.Employer
of incorporation or organization)New Orleans, LA  70174 Identification No.)
                               
                               (504) 393-7774
              (Address, including zip code, and telephone
               number, including area code, of the registrant's
                         principal executive offices)
              
              
                              Terence E. Hall
                        Superior Energy Services, Inc.
                            Chairman of the Board,
                    Chief Executive Officer and President
                             1503 Engineers Road
                                P. O. Box 6220
                         New Orleans, Louisiana 70174
                                (504) 393-7774
          (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number,
                  including area code, of agent for service)

                                   Copy to:
                           William B. Masters, Esq.
                     Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent,
                          Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.
                            201 St. Charles Avenue
                        New Orleans, Louisiana  70170
                          Fax:  (504)  582-8278

       Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public:
 From time to time after this Registration Statement becomes effective.

       If this  Form  is filed to register additional securities for an offering
pursuant  to  Rule  462(b)   under  the  Securities  Act  of  1933,  as  amended
("Securities Act"), please check  the  following box and list the Securities Act
registration statement number of the earlier  effective  registration  statement
for the same offering.  [ ]

       If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule  462(c)
under  the  Securities  Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act
registration statement number  of  the  earlier effective registration statement
for the same offering.  [  ]

       If delivery of the prospectus is expected  to  be  made  pursuant to Rule
434, please check the following box. [  ]

       If any of the securities being registered on this Form are  to be offered
on  a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities  Act
of 1933,  as  amended,  other  than  securities  offered only in connection with
dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box.  [  ]

       This Post-Effective Amendment shall become  effective  in accordance with
Section  8(c)  of  the  Securities  Act of 1933 on such date as the  Commission,
acting pursuant to said Section 8(c), may determine.


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                        SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC.


      Pursuant to this Registration Statement, Superior Energy Services,
Inc. ("Superior") registered the resale  of 158,332 shares of its common
stock (the "Shares") on behalf of the persons listed therein as "Selling
Stockholders"  (the "Selling Stockholders").   In  connection  with  the
registration, Superior  agreed  to  use its best efforts to maintain the
effectiveness of this Registration Statement  for  the Shares until June
5, 1996.  As of the date hereof, to Superior's knowledge,  8,333  of the
Shares   have   been  sold  pursuant  to  this  Registration  Statement.
Accordingly, Superior  hereby  removes  from  registration hereunder the
remaining 149,999 Shares registered under this Registration Statement as
being sold by the Selling Stockholders.
                                  

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                                  SIGNATURES

      Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities  Act  of  1933, the
Registrant  certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that  it
meets all the  requirements  for filing on Form SB-2 and has duly caused
this  Registration  Statement  to   be  signed  on  its  behalf  by  the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized,  in  the  City  of Belle Chasse,
State of Louisiana, on January 9, 1997.

                                          SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC.


                                          By:     /s/ Terence E. Hall
                                              ___________________________
                                                    Terence E. Hall
                                                 Chairman of the Board,
                                         Chief Executive Officer and President


                              POWER OF ATTORNEY

      KNOW ALL MEAN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose  signature
appears  immediately below constitutes and appoints Terence E. Hall,  as
his true and  lawful  attorney-in-fact  and  agent,  with  full power of
substitution, for him and in his name, place and stead, in any  and  all
capacities,  to  sign  any  and all amendments (including post-effective
amendments) to this Registration  Statement,  and  to file the same with
all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection  therewith, with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said  attorney-in-
fact and agent full power and authority to do and perform each and every
act  and  thing  requisite  and  necessary  to be done, as fully to  all
intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying
and  confirming  all  that  said  attorney-in-fact   and  agent  or  his
substitute or substitutes may lawfully do or cause to  be done by virtue
hereof.

       Signature                       Title                   Date


/s/ Terence E. Hall          Chairman of the Board,    January 9, 1997
______________________ Chief Executive Officer and President
    Terence E. Hall     (Principal Executive Officer)

/s/ Robert S. Taylor       Chief Financial Officer     January 9, 1997
_______________________   (Chief Financial Officer 
    Robert S. Taylor        and Accounting Officer)


/s/ Ernest J. Yancey, Jr.           Director           January 9, 1997
__________________________
    Ernest J. Yancey, Jr.


/s/ James E. Ravannack              Director           January 9, 1997
__________________________   
   James E. Ravannack


/s/ Richard J. Lazes                Director           January 9, 1997
__________________________    
    Richard J. Lazes


/s/ Kenneth C. Boothe
___________________________         Director           January 9, 1997
   Kenneth C. Boothe


___________________________         Director           January __, 1997
     Bradford Small


 /s/ Justin L. Sullivan             Director           January 9, 1997
___________________________   
   Justin L. Sullivan