November 11, 2008

Forbes Energy Services Reports Selected Operating Data for October 2008

ALICE, Texas, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forbes Energy Services Ltd. (TSX: FRB) today announced its rig and trucking hours billed for the month of October 2008.

                                       For the month ending                     October 31, 2008   September 30, 2008   October 31, 2007    Working days             23                   21                   23   Rig hours              39,424               35,326               22,210   Truck hours           110,120              100,142               67,629     

Forbes Energy Services cautions that several factors other than those discussed above may impact the Company's operating results and that a particular trend regarding the factors above may or may not be indicative of the Company's current or future financial performance.

Forbes Energy Services is an independent oilfield services contractor that provides a broad range of drilling-related and production-related services to oil and natural gas companies, primarily onshore in Texas.

    Contacts:  Forbes Energy Services Ltd.               L. Melvin Cooper, SVP & CFO               361-664-0549                DRG&E               Ken Dennard, Managing Partner               Ben Burnham, AVP               713-529-6600  

Forbes Energy Services, Ltd.

CONTACT: L. Melvin Cooper, SVP & CFO of Forbes Energy Services Ltd.,+1-361-664-0549; or Ken Dennard, Managing Partner, or Ben Burnham, AVP,+1-713-529-6600, both of DRG&E, for Forbes Energy Services, Ltd.