Crimson Exploration Provides Operational Update, Fourth Quarter Production And Announces Preliminary 2013 Capital Program

Crimson Exploration Inc. (NasdaqGM:CXPO) today provides an operational update on recent activity in the Woodbine formation in Madison and Grimes Counties, Texas, announces fourth quarter production at the upper range of guidance and announces its preliminary 2013 capital program.

Madison County, Texas – Force Area Woodbine

In Madison County, Texas, Crimson spud the Nevill-Mosley #1H well (82.0% WI), targeting the Woodbine formation, and is currently drilling at approximately 8,130 feet. The Company anticipates drilling to a total measured depth of approximately 15,000 feet, including a 6,300 foot north-south lateral, and conducting approximately 22 stages of fracture stimulation. Completion operations are expected to begin in March with initial production to follow in April.

The Nevill-Mosley #1H well’s surface location is located approximately 1.9 miles to the northwest of the Mosley #1H well (84.3% WI) which commenced production in March 2012 and has cumulatively produced in excess of 178,000 barrels of oil equivalent (85% oil) to date. The Nevill-Mosley #1H is Crimson’s first well in the 2013 capital program, and upon completion of drilling operations the rig is anticipated to move 1.7 miles east to begin drilling the Mosley B #1H well (86.3% WI).

The Gatlin #1H well (3.1% WI), operated by Woodbine Acquisition LLC, was successfully completed in the Woodbine formation at a total measured depth of 15,720 feet, including a 6,450 foot lateral. The Gatlin unit is located approximately 0.5 miles south of Crimson’s Mosley #1H well. The well was placed online with a 24-hr initial production rate of 1,436 boepd.

Grimes County, Texas – Iola/Grimes Area Woodbine

In Grimes County, TX, the Covington-Upchurch #1H well (67.8% WI), was successfully completed in the Woodbine formation at a total measured depth of 15,228 feet, including a 5,190 foot lateral. The well was fracture stimulated with 15 perforation stages, using the perforate and plug completion method.

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