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Basic Energy Services Reports Selected Operating Data For June 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) ("Basic") today reported selected operating data for the month of June 2013.  Basic's well servicing rig count remained unchanged at 425. Well servicing rig hours for the month were 75,200 producing a rig utilization rate of 80%, compared to 70% and 76% in May 2013 and June 2012 respectively.

During the month, Basic's fluid service truck count decreased by six to 968.  Fluid service truck hours for the month were 185,400 compared to 194,300 and 178,400 in May 2013 and June 2012, respectively.

Drilling rig days for the month were 285 producing a rig utilization of 79%, compared to 78% and 91% in May 2013 and June 2012, respectively.

Ken Huseman, Basic's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The uptick in activity mentioned in our May operating update continued throughout June as reflected in our well servicing and fluid services utilization and daily hours worked.  Activity in our completion and remedial segment, including stimulation services, has remained stable over the past four months.

"Demand improved in our oilier markets while we experienced continued weakness in gas markets. Despite the overall increase in activity, pricing remained very competitive with too much capacity chasing demand.

"We anticipate further modest improvements in demand through the third quarter, in both oil and gas markets, with the normal interruption during the Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday weeks. We will provide an expanded third quarter outlook during our second quarter earnings call later this month."

OPERATING DATA






Month ended






June 30,


May 31,






2013

2012


2013












Number of weekdays in period


20

21


23












Number of well servicing rigs: 1








  Weighted average for period


425

431


425


  End of period



425

431


425


  Rig hours (000s)



75.2

76.1


75.0


  Rig utilization rate 2



80%

76%


70%












Number of fluid service trucks:








  Weighted average for period


971

923


974


  End of period



968

926


974


  Truck Hours (000s)



185.4

178.4


194.3












Number of drilling rigs:








  Weighted average for period


12

12


12


  End of period



12

12


12


  Drilling rig days



285

329


292


  Drilling rig utilization


79%

91%


78%



(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 States.

Additional information on Basic Energy Services is available on the Company's website at http://www.basicenergyservices.com.

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, 2012 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.

Contacts: Alan Krenek, Chief Financial Officer
Basic Energy Services, Inc.
817-334-4100

Jack Lascar/Sheila Stuewe
DennardLascar Associates
713-529-6600

SOURCE Basic Energy Services, Inc.

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