Press Release

View printer-friendly version

<< Back

Basic Energy Services Reports Selected Operating Data For June 2012

MIDLAND, Texas, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) ("Basic") today reported selected operating data for the month of June 2012.  Basic's well servicing rig count remained unchanged at 431.  Well servicing rig hours for the month were 76,100 producing a rig utilization rate of 76%, compared to 72% and 74% in May 2012 and June 2011, respectively.

During the month, Basic's fluid service truck count increased by six trucks to 926.  Fluid service truck hours for the month were 178,400, compared to 189,100 and 178,300 in May 2012 and June 2011, respectively.

Drilling rig days for the month were 329 producing a rig utilization of 91%, compared to 96% and 85% in May 2012 and June 2011, respectively.

Ken Huseman, Basic's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We saw our Well Servicing rig utilization rate in June increase to 76% as activity rebounded from the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend in late May.  Fluid Services hours on a calendar day basis were very similar to what we achieved in May and our drilling rig utilization rate continues to be higher than 90%.  Our Completion and Remedial segment experienced some softening late in the month with several frac jobs postponed until after the Fourth of July holiday.  In addition to a flattening of activity, we are still seeing more equipment being repositioned into the more active markets causing competitive pricing pressures.  We now expect our second quarter revenue to be approximately 2.5% lower than the first quarter, rather than the one to two percent guidance that we gave in our May operating report. 

"We expect the U.S. land drilling rig count to decline in the latter part of this year and accordingly, our services related to completion activity are expected to also decline.  If commodity prices stay at current levels, we believe that the seasonal decline in the fourth quarter will be more severe than the fourth quarter of 2011.  In response to anticipated lower levels of activity, the majority of our capital expenditures in the second half of 2012 will be directed to projects in process and to those expenditures that are required to maintain and sustain our existing fleets.  Any expansion projects will require a higher degree of review before we make a commitment.

"At June 30, our cash balance was approximately $100 million and our revolver was undrawn.   We have been repurchasing shares of our stock since the reinstatement of our stock repurchase plan on May 23.  As of July 12, we have repurchased 791,862 shares at an average cost of $9.42 per share."


Month ended

June 30,

May 31,




Number of weekdays in period




Number of well servicing rigs: (1)

  Weighted average for period




  End of period




Rig hours (000s)




Rig utilization rate (2)




Number of fluid service trucks: (1)

  Weighted average for period




  End of period




Truck hours (000s)




Number of drilling rigs: (1)

  Weighted average for period




  End of period




Drilling rig days




Drilling rig utilization 




(1)  Includes all rigs and trucks owned during periods presented and excludes rigs and trucks 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 5,700 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 and Appalachian regions. Additional information on Basic Energy Services is available on the Company's website at

Safe Harbor Statement

This release includes forward-looking statements and projections, made in reliance on the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Basic has made every reasonable effort to ensure that the information and assumptions on which these statements and projections are based are current, reasonable, and complete.  However, a variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections, anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this release, including (i) changes in demand for our services and any related material impact on our pricing and utilizations rates, (ii) Basic's ability to execute, manage and integrate acquisitions successfully and (iii) changes in our expenses, including labor or fuel costs and financing costs.  Additional important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations are disclosed in Item 1A of Basic's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and subsequent Form 10-Qs filed with the SEC.  While Basic makes these statements and projections in good faith, neither Basic nor its management can guarantee that anticipated future results will be achieved.  Basic assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein or any other forward-looking statements made by Basic, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


Alan Krenek, Chief Financial Officer

Basic Energy Services, Inc.


Jack Lascar/Sheila Stuewe

DRG&L / 713-529-6600


SOURCE Basic Energy Services, Inc.

Basic Energy Services © 2020