Empiric Energy, Inc. Announces Completion of Louisiana Well With 2.5 MCFPD Potential

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Empiric Energy, Inc.

    ADDISON, Texas, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- James J. Ling, CEO of Empiric
 Energy, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board:   EMPE) announces the successful re-entry of
 the Lyon's A-1.  Completed at approximately 12,000 feet, the well is flowing
 at 2,850 PSI with a shut-in pressure of 5,500 PSI.  An Independent
 Certification, developed from extended testing, evaluated the potential in
 excess of 2.5 mcfpd.
     LDC Operating, Inc. informs Empiric that the well will initially produce
 in excess of 1.5 million cfpd.  LDC also reports that production should slowly
 increase, reaching 2.5 mcpd within sixty days.  LDC also anticipates the well
 producing 60 to 75 bbl of oil per day.  The buyer of the production is Conoco.
     A second well, Lyons A-2 well is being completed.  Assuming no major
 problems, it should be tested early next week.  The operator advises Empiric
 that production results should be similar to the Lyons A-1 well.
     Due to BTU enhancement, the current price for gas from this field is over
 $7.00 per mcf.  Oil is approximately $28.00 per BBL.  The revenue generated
 from these wells goes directly to the bottom line of Empiric's monthly G&A
 expenses.  Two additional locations are determined to be excellent re-entry
 prospects, and Empiric has prepaid its 30 percent working interest in the
 Lyons A-2 well and the Lyon's A-3 location.
     The Thornwell Field has produced approximately 3 trillion cubic feet of
 gas to date.  According to the Shell Oil Company's interpretation of the 3D
 seismic, the field still has an estimated 323.6 billion feet of gas remaining
 in the MYOGYP sand.
     LDC's lease includes the highest point of the structure, which gives LDC
 control of 60 percent of the remaining gas revenues.  This represents a
 substantial potential production source for Empiric's 30 percent working
 interest ownership in the field.
     Empiric Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company with leasehold
 properties in the Hugoton Panhandle Field, Holmes County, Mississippi,
 Pennsylvania, South Texas and South Thornwell Field in Louisiana.  Forward-
 looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the "safe Harbor"
 provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Investors
 are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and
 uncertainties included in reports filed by the company from time to time with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission.
     For further information, please contact Jim Ling at 972/387-4100 or visit
 the Company's financial portal at www.ftredge.com.
     First Trinity Research is a Dallas-based financial public relations and
 investor relations boutique offering a unique program proven to increase the
 trading volume of publicly traded small-cap and micro-cap emerging growth
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SOURCE Empiric Energy, Inc.
    ADDISON, Texas, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- James J. Ling, CEO of Empiric
 Energy, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board:   EMPE) announces the successful re-entry of
 the Lyon's A-1.  Completed at approximately 12,000 feet, the well is flowing
 at 2,850 PSI with a shut-in pressure of 5,500 PSI.  An Independent
 Certification, developed from extended testing, evaluated the potential in
 excess of 2.5 mcfpd.
     LDC Operating, Inc. informs Empiric that the well will initially produce
 in excess of 1.5 million cfpd.  LDC also reports that production should slowly
 increase, reaching 2.5 mcpd within sixty days.  LDC also anticipates the well
 producing 60 to 75 bbl of oil per day.  The buyer of the production is Conoco.
     A second well, Lyons A-2 well is being completed.  Assuming no major
 problems, it should be tested early next week.  The operator advises Empiric
 that production results should be similar to the Lyons A-1 well.
     Due to BTU enhancement, the current price for gas from this field is over
 $7.00 per mcf.  Oil is approximately $28.00 per BBL.  The revenue generated
 from these wells goes directly to the bottom line of Empiric's monthly G&A
 expenses.  Two additional locations are determined to be excellent re-entry
 prospects, and Empiric has prepaid its 30 percent working interest in the
 Lyons A-2 well and the Lyon's A-3 location.
     The Thornwell Field has produced approximately 3 trillion cubic feet of
 gas to date.  According to the Shell Oil Company's interpretation of the 3D
 seismic, the field still has an estimated 323.6 billion feet of gas remaining
 in the MYOGYP sand.
     LDC's lease includes the highest point of the structure, which gives LDC
 control of 60 percent of the remaining gas revenues.  This represents a
 substantial potential production source for Empiric's 30 percent working
 interest ownership in the field.
     Empiric Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company with leasehold
 properties in the Hugoton Panhandle Field, Holmes County, Mississippi,
 Pennsylvania, South Texas and South Thornwell Field in Louisiana.  Forward-
 looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the "safe Harbor"
 provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Investors
 are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and
 uncertainties included in reports filed by the company from time to time with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission.
     For further information, please contact Jim Ling at 972/387-4100 or visit
 the Company's financial portal at www.ftredge.com.
     First Trinity Research is a Dallas-based financial public relations and
 investor relations boutique offering a unique program proven to increase the
 trading volume of publicly traded small-cap and micro-cap emerging growth
 companies.
 
 SOURCE  Empiric Energy, Inc.