Texas Panhandle Second Quarter 2012 Operational Results

Forest holds approximately 179,000 gross acres (109,000 net) in the Panhandle Area.

Since Forest’s last earnings release, one Missourian Wash Hogshooter well (63% working interest) was completed with a 24-hour maximum production rate of 1,500 Bbls/d of oil, 570 Bbls/d of NGLs, and 4.4 MMcf/d of natural gas, for a total equivalent rate of 2,800 Boe/d (54% oil). To date, the Company has completed five Hogshooter wells that have had an average 24-hour maximum production rate of 3,050 Boe/d.

Forest also continues to have success in its Cleveland oil program. Since the Company’s last earnings release, two wells (88% working interest) were completed in the Kelln field of the Panhandle Area with an average 24-hour maximum production rate of 1,000 Boe/d (71% oil).

By the fourth quarter of 2012, Forest plans to further reduce its operated rigs from four to two in the Panhandle Area. These rigs will target the Hogshooter and other higher-return oil intervals.

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