Forbes Energy Services Announces Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

    ALICE, Texas, Aug. 11 /CNW/ -- Forbes Energy Services Ltd. (TSX: FRB)
announced today that it will release its second quarter 2008 financial results
after the market closes on Thursday, August 14, 2008.  In conjunction with the
release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast
live over the Internet, on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (8:30
a.m. Central).

    What:   Forbes Energy Services Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference
    When:   Friday, August 15, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (8:30 a.m. Central)
    How:    Live via phone -- By dialing 303-262-2190, or live over the
            Internet by logging onto the web at the address below
    Where:, 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 August 22, 2008 and may be accessed by calling 303-590-3000
and using the pass code 11118537#.  Also, an archive of the webcast will be
available shortly after the call on the "Corporate" section of the Company's
    Forbes Energy Services 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.

     Contacts:  Forbes Energy Services Ltd.
                L. Melvin Cooper, SVP & CFO

                Ken Dennard, Managing Partner
                Ben Burnham, AVP


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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