Forbes Energy Services Reports Selected Operating Data for August 2009


    



    
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<p>ALICE, Texas, <chron>Sept. 15</chron> /CNW/ -- Forbes Energy Services Ltd. (TSX: FRB) today announced its rig and trucking hours billed for the month of <chron>August 2009</chron>.</p>
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                                         For the month ending
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                        August 31, 2009    July 31, 2009      August 31, 2008
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     Working days                21              22                  21
     Rig hours
        U.S.                 16,749          19,119              36,529
        Mexico                5,136           4,392                   -
                              -----           -----               -----
        Total rig hours      21,885          23,511              36,529
    
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<p> Truck hours             69,767          65,416             112,639</p>
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    Working days represent the week days in the month less holidays. Rig and
    truck hours represent actual hours billed to customers.

    
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<p>Forbes Energy Services cautions that several factors other than those discussed above may impact the Company's operating results and that a particular trend regarding the factors above may or may not be indicative of the Company's current or future financial performance.</p>
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<p>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 <location>Mexico</location>.</p>
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    Contacts: Forbes Energy Services Ltd.
              L. Melvin Cooper, SVP & CFO
              361-664-0549
    
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              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.

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