OKLAHOMA CITY, July 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GMX RESOURCES INC (GMXR)., (NYSE:GMXR) announces today that the Company has spud the Basaraba 24-35-1H located in Sections 26&35, Township 144N, Range 100W in Billings County, North Dakota. The Company has a 50% working interest in the Basaraba 24-35-1H which has a proposed total depth of 20,950' and a proposed total vertical depth of 11,221'. The well was spud with an H&P FlexRig 3" #255.
Michael J. Rohleder, Company President, said, "We are pleased to establish a relationship with Helmerich & Payne in North Dakota. Our success in lowering overall costs by improving drilling times and spud to sales cycle times with the H&P FlexRig 3" in our East Texas operations from 2009 to 2011 gives us continued confidence in our ability to do the same in our Bakken program. This rig comes with an experienced crew and has drilled a number of successful Bakken wells for the previous operator."
GMXR is a resource play rich E&P company. Oil shale resources are located in the Williston Basin, North Dakota & Montana targeting the Bakken Petroleum System and in the DJ Basin, Wyoming targeting the Niobrara Petroleum System; both plays are estimated 90% oil. Our natural gas resources are located in the East Texas Basin, in the Haynesville/Bossier gas shale and the Cotton Valley Sand Formation, where the majority of our acreage is contiguous, with infrastructure in place and substantially all held by production. We believe these oil and natural gas resource plays provide a substantial inventory of operated, high probability, repeatable, organic growth opportunities. The Company's multiple basin strategy provides flexibility to allocate capital to achieve the highest risk adjusted rate of return, with both oil and natural gas resources throughout our portfolio. Please visit www.gmxresources.com for more information on the Company.
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This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. They include statements regarding the Company's financing plans and objectives, drilling plans and objectives, related exploration and development costs, number and location of planned wells, reserve estimates and values, statements regarding the quality of the Company's properties and potential reserve and production levels. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analysis made by the Company in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments, and other factors it believes appropriate in the circumstances, including the assumption that there will be no material change in the operating environment for the Company's properties. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, including but not limited to commodity price risks, drilling and production risks, risks relating to the Company's ability to obtain financing for its planned activities, risks related to weather and unforeseen events, governmental regulatory risks and other risks, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Reference is made to the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more detailed disclosure of the risks. For all these reasons, actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
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