Forbes Energy Services Reports Selected Operating Data for September 2009


    



    
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<p>ALICE, Texas, <chron>Oct. 14</chron> /CNW/ -- Forbes Energy Services Ltd. (TSX: FRB) today announced its rig and trucking hours billed for the month of <chron>September 2009</chron>.</p>
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                                      For the month ending
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                     September 30, 2009 August 31, 2009  September 30, 2008
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    Working days              21               21                21
    Rig hours
       U.S.               15,520           16,749            35,326
       Mexico              4,608            5,136                 -
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       Total rig
        hours             20,128           21,885            35,326
    
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    Truck hours           71,343           69,767           100,142
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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, +1-713-529-6600, both of DRG&E, for Forbes Energy Services Ltd.

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