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Basic Energy Services Reports Selected Operating Data for June 2007

MIDLAND, Texas, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) ("Basic") today reported selected operating data for the month of June 2007. During the month, Basic added nine newbuild rigs and retired one rig, increasing its well servicing rig count to 379 as of June 30, 2007. Rig hours for the month of June 2007 were 68,500 producing a rig utilization rate of 79.1%, an increase from 73.3% in the prior month and a decrease from 92.5% in the same month in 2006.

Drilling days reflect essentially full utilization of the six rigs in place for the month of June 2007 in west Texas. The three drilling rigs relocated from Vernal, Utah were in the process of being reconfigured for drilling in west Texas and were unavailable for work during June.

Basic also increased its fluid service truck fleet by a net of two trucks, bringing its total to 659 trucks as of June 30, 2007.

Ken Huseman, Basic's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Extremely wet weather again limited our ability to get in the field in most of Texas and Oklahoma where the majority of our services are provided. Although certainly less hectic than the year ago pace, underlying demand appears strong throughout our markets and we see an immediate pick up in activity during drier weather in those areas impacted by unusually heavy rain.

"We completed the relocation and modification of three drilling rigs from the Vernal, Utah area to west Texas during June. All three of these rigs are contracted to be drilling by mid-July.

"New equipment entering the market is helping satisfy demand in most of our segments. In our well servicing segment specifically, we have reacted by extending the delivery schedule on the 34 newbuild rigs remaining to be delivered under our 120-rig newbuild program commenced in late 2004. We now expect 22 of those newbuild rigs to be delivered in the last half of 2007 with the remainder to be delivered at the rate of two rigs per month in the first half of 2008."

                                OPERATING DATA

                                                       Month ended
                                                  June 30,           May 31,
                                              2007        2006        2007

    Number of weekdays in period                 21          22          23

    Number of well servicing rigs:(1)
      Weighted average for period               375         346         370
      End of period                             379         346         371

      Rig hours (000s)                         68.5        77.4        68.7
      Rig utilization rate(2)                 79.1%       92.5%       73.3%

    Number of drilling rigs:(1)
      Weighted average for period                 9           2           9
      End of period                               9           2           9
      Drilling rig days                         170         N/A         186

    Number of fluid service trucks:
      Weighted average for period               658         586         656
      End of period                             659         592         657

    (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 4,400 employees in more than 100 service points throughout the major oil and gas producing regions in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Kansas and the Rocky Mountain States.

Additional information on Basic Energy Services is available on the Company's website at

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

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

SOURCE Basic Energy Services, Inc.

CONTACT: Alan Krenek, Chief Financial Officer of Basic Energy Services, Inc., +1-432-620-5510; or Jack Lascar or Sheila Stuewe, +1-713-529-6600, both of DRG&E for Basic Energy Services, Inc.

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