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Swift Energy Announces: 15% Increase In Fourth Quarter 2012 Production To 3.11 Million Barrels Of Oil Equivalent

During the first quarter of 2013, the non-operated GASRS 29-1-10 was drilled and will be completed during the quarter. The Company expects 3 non-operated wells to be drilled in this area in 2013.

In South Bearhead Creek, the Company recently spudded a horizontal exploitation well to test its acreage prospective for Wilcox development in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. This well is expected to be completed late in the second quarter.

Price Risk Management

Swift Energy has purchased crude oil floors that will cover more than 15% of its currently expected first quarter 2013 crude oil production at an average NYMEX strike price of $95.85 per barrel. On an ongoing basis, details of Swift Energy’s complete price risk management activities can be found on the Company’s website (

2013 Company Guidance

In accordance with its demonstrated long-term strategy, Swift Energy currently plans to balance its 2013 capital expenditures with its operating cash flow and available bank line. Current 2013 spending plans are budgeted at $440 million to $480 million in total capital expenditures. For 2013, Swift Energy is targeting production up to 3% over 2012 levels and proved reserves to increase 7% to 12%, over year-end 2012 quantities with a focus on oil and liquid rich opportunities.

Earnings Conference Call

Swift Energy will conduct a live conference call today, February 21, at 10:00 a.m. EST to discuss fourth quarter 2012 financial results and 2013 operational and financial guidance. To participate in this conference call, dial 973-339-3086 five to ten minutes before the scheduled start time and indicate your intention to participate in the Swift Energy conference call. A digital replay of the call will be available later on February 21 until February 28, by dialing 855-859-2056 and using Conference ID # 90223206. Additionally, the conference call will be available over the Internet by accessing the Company’s website at and by clicking on the event hyperlink. This webcast will be available online and archived at the Company’s website.

2013 Analyst/Investor Meeting

Swift Energy will host a meeting with financial analysts, portfolio managers and investors on March 14, 2013 in Houston, Texas. At this meeting, Swift Energy’s management will provide an annual briefing that will include an update on certain 2012 results and cover operational and financial plans and guidance for the full year 2013. An audio webcast accompanied with the slides of the presentation will be available on the Company’s website by clicking on the event hyperlink commencing on March 14, 2013.

The meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. CDT on Thursday, March 14, and is being held at the Hilton Houston North on Greenspoint Drive in Houston, Texas. Anyone interested in attending this meeting should contact the Company’s Investor Relations Department at 1-800-777-2412.

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