GeoResources Completes Southern Bay, Chandler Mergers

GeoResources, Inc. has closed the mergers (collectively, "the Merger") with Southern Bay Oil & Gas L.P. and Chandler Energy, LLC after receiving all required shareholder approvals.

The combined entity has assets in the Gulf Coast, Rocky Mountains and Williston Basin. In connection with the Merger, Southern Bay made capital contributions of approximately $19.4 million, with $ 5.0 million contributed in January 2007, and the remainder made at closing. Pro-forma proved reserves are currently estimated at approximately 8.2 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE), 61% oil and 74% proved developed. The combined entity has current daily production of approximately 1,500 BOE. In the transactions (1) Southern Bay partners received 8,263,000 shares of GeoResources' common stock, (2) Chandler members received 1,931,000 shares and (3) certain working interest owners in a Chandler-operated oil and gas project in eastern Colorado received 496,000 shares. Total outstanding common shares increased to approximately 14,563,000 shares.

As part of the Merger, GeoResources' common stock was approved for listing on the Nasdaq Global Market and trades under the symbol "GEOI", and the GeoResources Board was reconstituted to include a total of seven directors comprised principally of parties appointed by Southern Bay and Chandler. The directors of GeoResources are now: Frank A. Lodzinski, Collis P. Chandler, III, Christopher W. Hunt, Jay F. Joliat, Scott R. Stevens, Michael A. Vlasic and Nick Voller. The executive officers are: Frank A. Lodzinski, President and Chief Executive Officer; Collis P. Chandler, III, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Northern Region; Francis M. Mury, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Southern Region; Jeffrey P. Vickers, Vice President, Williston Basin Exploration and Development; Robert J. Anderson, Vice President Business Development, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Howard E. Ehler, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Cathy Kruse, Corporate Secretary. Corporate headquarters will be relocated to Houston Texas.

Southern Bay Oil & Gas, L.P. is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Southern Bay and its subsidiaries own and operate producing oil and gas properties on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, and in the Permian Basin in Texas.

GeoResources, Inc., a Williston, North Dakota-based natural resources company, is engaged primarily in oil and gas exploration and production and oil and gas drilling.

Chandler Energy, LLC is a Denver, Colorado-based oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the Rocky Mountains and Michigan.