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Abraxas Provides Operational Update, Divestiture And Guidance Update

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS) is pleased to provide the following operational, divestiture and guidance update.

Eagle Ford

As previously announced, at Abraxas’ Jourdanton prospect in Atascosa County, Texas, the Blue Eyes 1H averaged 405 boepd (383 barrels of oil per day, 134 mcf of natural gas per day) (1) over the well’s first 30 full days of production flowing naturally. Subsequent to this initial 30 day period, the well was placed on submersible pump. Over the following thirty days on submersible pump, the well averaged 527 boepd (494 barrels of oil per day, 194 mcf of natural gas per day) (1). Total acreage at Jourdanton now consists of approximately 6,150 net acres. Also at Jourdanton, Abraxas recently drilled the Snake Eyes 1H to a total depth of 12,668 feet and the well is scheduled to be fracture stimulated with a 19 stage completion later this week. Abraxas is currently drilling the Spanish Eyes 1H at a depth of 7,108 feet and the well is scheduled to be fracture stimulated at the end of March. Next, the company will spud its fourth well at Jourdanton, the Eagle Eyes 1H. Abraxas owns a 100% working interest across the Jourdanton prospect.

At Abraxas’ Cave prospect, in McMullen County, Texas, the company recently completed the Dutch 2H with a 36 stage stimulation. The well has been flowing to sales at very encouraging rates and a thirty day rate will be provided when available. Abraxas holds a 100% working interest in the Dutch 2H.

At Abraxas’ Dilworth East prospect, in McMullen County, Texas, the company plans to complete the R. Henry 2H with a 19 stage fracture stimulation in April. Abraxas holds a 100% working interest in the R. Henry 2H.

Williston Basin

In McKenzie County, North Dakota, the Jore 1H, 2H and 4H are now scheduled to be fracture stimulated in early April. With the recent downspacing success reported by other operators in the Williston Basin, Abraxas elected to change its original plans on the Ravin West pad from two Middle Bakken and two Three Forks wells to four Middle Bakken wells 660 feet apart. Raven Rig #1 has successfully drilled and cased the surface on these four Middle Bakken tests, the Ravin 4H, Ravin 5H, Ravin 6H and Ravin 7H. Next, the company will drill the intermediate sections of all four wells. Abraxas owns a working interest of approximately 76% and 51% in the Jore and Ravin West pads, respectively.

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