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Basic Energy Services Reports Selected Operating Data for December 2006

MIDLAND, Texas, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) ("Basic") today reported selected operating data for the month of December 2006.

Basic added three newbuild rigs to its fleet and retired three rigs, leaving its well servicing rig count at 365 as of December 31, 2006. Rig hours for the month of December 2006 were 69,300 producing a rig utilization rate of 82.2%, an increase from 81.2% and 80.9% in the same month in 2005 and prior month in 2006, respectively.

Basic also increased its fluid service truck fleet by a net of six trucks, bringing its total to 646 trucks as of December 31, 2006.

                                OPERATING DATA

                                                  December 31,    November 30,
                                               2006        2005        2006

    Number of weekdays in period                 21          22          22

    Number of well servicing rigs: (1)
      Weighted average for period               365         320         362
      End of period                             365         323         365

      Rig hours (000s)                         69.3        62.9        70.9
      Rig utilization rate (2)                 82.2%       81.2%       80.9%

    Number of fluid service trucks:
      Weighted average for period               643         478         639
      End of period                             646         477         640

     (1)  Includes all rigs owned during periods presented and excludes rigs
          held for sale.
     (2)  Rig utilization rate based on the weighted average number of rigs
          owned during the periods being reported, a 55-hour work week per rig
          and the number of weekdays in the periods being presented.

Basic Energy Services provides well site services essential to maintaining production from the oil and gas wells within its operating area. The company employs more than 4,100 employees in more than 100 service points throughout the major oil and gas producing regions in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain States.

Contacts: Alan Krenek, Chief Financial Officer
Basic Energy Services, Inc.

Jack Lascar/Sheila Stuewe
DRG&E / 713-529-6600

SOURCE Basic Energy Services, Inc.

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