Baron Energy, Inc. Updates Year-End Production and Outlines 1Q 2012 Work Plans

Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:42am EST

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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baron Energy, Inc. (Pink Sheets:BROE) ("Baron" or the "Company"), an independent oil and gas company, announced today results for year 2011 and outlined plans for the first quarter 2012.

Management Comments

Ronnie L. Steinocher, President and CEO, said, "We ended 2011 with net production of 32 BOPD, an increase of 20 BOPD for the year. This included three small acquisitions and several  well reactivations. We also carried into 2012 ongoing negotiations for three new producing property acquisitions."

Mr. Steinocher added, "We're starting 2012 in much better shape than 2011.  Our acquisitions last year set the stage for a number of new opportunities and we are working to close these as soon as possible. We have a well-thought-out plan for this year and are working to have the required resources in place to execute this plan."

"This year will be an extension of our 2011 program, but with more focus on larger acquisitions with in-fill drilling locations for later this year. We are also working diligently to complete our audited financials, move to the OTCBB, and restructure or eliminate our debt."   

About Baron Energy, Inc.

Baron Energy, Inc. (Pink Sheets:BROE) is an independent oil and gas production, exploitation, and exploration company headquartered in New Braunfels, Texas, with producing assets in the prolific oil producing Permian Basin of West Texas and North Central Texas.

Baron owns production that is 100% oil, both operated and non-operated, with working interests ranging from 12.5% to 100% in oil fields located in Archer, Baylor, Garza, Jones, Runnels, Scurry, Taylor, and Young counties, Texas.

Baron's growth strategy centers on making accretive acquisitions, production enhancement programs, reactivation projects, and in-fill drilling, all within the Company's core area of North Central and West Texas. Baron's primary focus is on conventional oil production.

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