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Abraxas Provides Operational, Leasehold, and Corporate Presentation Update


Abraxas Petroleum Corporation ("Abraxas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: AXAS) today provided operational, leasehold and corporate presentation

As reported on the Q2 earnings call, Abraxas owns 9,780 net acres in the
Southern Delaware Basin of West Texas. This excludes approximately 2,200
acres of perpetual mineral acres near the Alpine High area in Pecos
County. We have closed and are in various stages of due diligence on
several additional transactions that will likely increase our total net
acreage footprint to over 10,500 net acres. Our recent transactions have
been consummated at considerably less cost per acre than other recent
transactions reported by others in the area. In total, they can be
characterized as consolidating our acreage into contiguous operated
blocks with high working interests. Concurrent with this release, we
have released a new corporate presentation which includes a map of our
current acreage position in Ward County. After detailed geologic
interpretation of our acreage, we have concluded our existing acreage
contains approximately 361 gross future locations for 5,000' laterals
that we would consider highly prospective from our drilling operations
as well as from offset operator results on 1,320' spacing. This number
would approximately double if optimum spacing is determined to be 660'
between wells in the same zone. This future location count considers as
many as 6 landing zones, not all of which are considered currently
prospective on all of our current acreage. Approximately 32% of our
locations for 5,000' laterals could be combined for future 10,000'
laterals should conditions warrant. Approximately 91% of our future
locations would be operated.

On our four well Caprito 99 pad, we are testing spacing of 660' between
wells in the same zone, as well as parent child relationships between
the new wells and a well that has been on production approximately two
years. After our conservative flowback protocol, all four wells appear
to have reached peak producing rates approximately 50 days from
producing first oil. For the last 30 days, the two wells (Wolfcamp A-1
and Wolfcamp A-2) 1,320' from the older producer have averaged 908
barrels of oil equivalent per day (two-stream, 82% oil). The two wells
located 660' from the older producer, also in the Wolfcamp A-1 and
Wolfcamp A-2, have averaged 604 barrels of oil equivalent (two-stream,
85% oil). The parent child relationship is obvious, but it is too early
in the life of the new wells to quantify; however, we are still
evaluating data to determine the relationship, if any, between the new
wells that are 660' apart in the same zone with approximately 150'
vertical separation between the Wolfcamp A-1 and A-2. All four wells are
producing above our type curve for 5,000' laterals in both zones. The
lateral lengths on all four new wells approximates 4,800'. Abraxas owns
a 57.8% working interest in this pad.

Also in Ward County, the two well Greasewood pad with 4,800' laterals in
the Wolfcamp A-1 and Wolfcamp A-2, has started producing oil after
flowback started approximately two weeks ago. Abraxas owns a 100%
working interest in this pad.

Still in Ward County, the frac date for the two well Mesquite pad has
been moved up to start around September 10. Abraxas owns a 73% working
interest in these 4,800' laterals in 3rd Bone Spring Shale
and 3rd Bone Spring Sandstone.

Our rig is currently drilling below 6,000' on our Pecan 47 well, a
scheduled 4,800' lateral in the Wolfcamp A-1. Abraxas owns a 100%
interest in this well. The rig is scheduled to move to our two well
Creosote 86 pad for 4,800' laterals in the Wolfcamp A-1 and Wolfcamp
A-2. Abraxas currently owns a 100% working interest in this pad.

In North Dakota, the three well Yellowstone NE Central pad with two
wells completed in the Three Forks and one in the Middle Bakken,
achieved an average 30 day rate of ~1,500 barrels of oil per day
(two-stream, 74% oil) per well, significantly above our area type curve
for each zone. Abraxas owns a 51.6% working interest in this pad. The
four well Lillibridge NE pad with two wells in each, the Middle Bakken
and Three Forks, achieved an average 30-day rate of ~900 barrels of oil
per day (two-stream, 76% oil). This average is above our type curve,
which we consider satisfactory given that these were in-fill wells to
parent wells that have been on production approximately five years.
Additionally, the parent wells achieved a significant boost in
production due to the offset child fracs. Abraxas owns an approximate
27% working interest in this pad.

The four well Ravin NE Central pad is scheduled to commence frac
operations in mid-September, immediately followed by the four well Ravin
NE pad on which the Company owned drilling rig, Raven Rig #1, is
finishing the drilling of the third of four laterals. Abraxas owns an
approximate average 47% working interest in these eight wells. The rig
is scheduled to move to the four well, Lillibridge NW Central pad next.

Bob Watson, President and CEO of Abraxas commented, "With current
production in excess of 11,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day and all
new wells scheduled to commence production over the next four months, we
remain confident in our year-end guidance of average production between
10,000 and 12,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day."

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation is a San Antonio based crude oil and
natural gas exploration and production company with operations across
the Permian Basin, Rocky Mountain, and South Texas regions of the United

Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements: Statements in this release
looking forward in time involve known and unknown risks and
uncertainties, which may cause Abraxas' actual results in future periods
to be materially different from any future performance suggested in this
release. Such factors may include, but may not be necessarily limited
to, changes in the prices received by Abraxas for crude oil and natural
gas. In addition, Abraxas' future crude oil and natural gas production
is highly dependent upon Abraxas' level of success in acquiring or
finding additional reserves. Further, Abraxas operates in an industry
sector where the value of securities is highly volatile and may be
influenced by economic and other factors beyond Abraxas' control. In the
context of forward-looking information provided for in this release,
reference is made to the discussion of risk factors detailed in Abraxas'
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission during the past 12

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