Forbes Energy Services Announces First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule



    ALICE, Texas, May 13 /CNW/ -- Forbes Energy Services Ltd. (TSX: FRB)
announced today that it will release its first quarter 2009 financial results
after market close on Friday, May 15, 2009.  In conjunction with the release,
the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live over
the Internet, on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m.
Central).



    
    What:   Forbes Energy Services First Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference
            Call
    When:   Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central)
    How:    Live via phone - By dialing 480-629-9868, or live over the
            Internet by logging onto the web at the address below
    Where:  www.forbesenergyservices.com, in the "Corporate" section of the
            Company's website

    
    For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be
available through May 26, 2009 and may be accessed by calling 303-590-3030 and
using the pass code 4080060.  Also, an archive of the webcast will be
available shortly after the call on the "Corporate" section of the Company's
website.

    Forbes Energy Services Ltd. is an independent oilfield services
contractor that provides a broad range of drilling-related and
production-related services to oil and natural gas companies, primarily
onshore in Texas, Mississippi, and Mexico.


    
    Contacts:  Forbes Energy Services Ltd.
               L. Melvin Cooper, SVP & CFO
               361-664-0549
    

    
               DRG&E
               Ken Dennard, Managing Partner
               Ben Burnham, AVP
               713-529-6600




    




For further information:

For further information: L. Melvin Cooper, SVP & CFO of Forbes Energy
Services Ltd., +1-361-664-0549; or Ken Dennard, Managing Partner, or Ben
Burnham, AVP, both of DRG&E, +1-713-529-6600, for Forbes Energy Services Ltd.
Web Site: http://www.forbesenergyservices.com

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