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Basic Energy Services Announces Sale Of Its Inland Barge Workover Rig Fleet

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) ("Basic") today reported that it sold its four inland barge workover rigs, and related equipment, for approximately $19 million to a private buyer.  As a result of this transaction, the Company expects that the impact on revenue and earnings for 2014 will be negligible.

Roe Patterson, Basic's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We have been active in the inland workover barge market for the past ten years. While we have maintained consistent utilization rates and adequate returns in this business line, the number of active customers has decreased over time and we have seen limited opportunities for growth. We intend to reinvest the proceeds from this transaction to expand our higher growth, core service lines during 2014."

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 5,500 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 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, 2013 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

Dennard – Lascar Associates


SOURCE Basic Energy Services, Inc.

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