Forbes Energy Services Reports Selected Operating Data for April 2008

    ALICE, Texas, June 10 /CNW/ -- Forbes Energy Services Ltd. (TSX: FRB)
announced today its rig and trucking hours for the month of April 2008.

                                  For the month ending
                    April 30, 2008    March 31, 2008    April 30, 2007
    Working days           22                20                20
    Rig hours          31,621            27,662            12,496
    Trucking hours     82,760            76,562            55,711
    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.
    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, Assistant Vice President

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, Assistant Vice President, both of DRG&E, +1-713-529-6600, for Forbes 
Energy Services Ltd.

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