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Goodrich Petroleum Announces Tuscaloosa Marine Shale ("TMS") Operational Update

HOUSTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: GDP) today announced a Tuscaloosa Marine Shale ("TMS") operational update.  

The Company's Bates 25-24H-1 (98% WI) well in Amite County, Mississippi, which was completed with an approximate 4,850 foot lateral and was fracked with 19 stages, achieved a peak 24-hour average production rate of 1,000 barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") per day, comprised of 938 barrels of oil and 373 Mcf of gas on a 17/64 inch choke. 

The Company's CMR/Foster Creek 31-22H-1 (90% WI) well in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, which was completed with an approximate 6,700 foot lateral and was fracked with 24 stages, is in the early stage of flowback, with a current peak 24-hour average production rate to date of approximately 1,140 barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") per day, comprised of 1,070 barrels of oil and 420 Mcf of gas on a 13/64 inch choke.  The Company will provide an update on the well on its third quarter earnings press release.       

The Company is currently conducting completion operations on its CMR/Foster Creek 24-13H-1 (97% WI) well in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, which has an approximate 6,600 foot lateral with 24 frac stages and should begin flowback within a week.  The Company has also drilled and is in completion phase on its Spears 31-6H-1 (77% WI) well in Amite County, Mississippi, which has an approximate 7,600 foot lateral, and its Verberne 5H-1 (66% WI) well in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, which has an approximate 6,800 foot lateral and reached total depth within 29 days.  

The Company currently has three rigs running in the play and is conducting drilling operations on its Williams 46H-1 (61% WI) well in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, its CMR/Foster Creek 8H-1 and 8H-2 (79% WI) wells in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and expects to commence operations soon on its T. Lewis 7-38H-1 (estimated 90.5% WI) well in Amite County, Mississippi.  

The Company has in excess of 300,000 net acres in the play.

A copy of the latest corporate presentation is available on the Company's website at www.goodrichpetroleum.com.

OTHER INFORMATION
Certain statements in this news release regarding future expectations and plans for future activities may be regarded as "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act.  They are subject to various risks, such as financial market conditions, changes in commodities prices and costs of drilling and completion, operating hazards, drilling risks, and the inherent uncertainties in interpreting engineering data relating to underground accumulations of oil and gas, as well as other risks discussed in detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.

Initial production rates are subject to decline over time and should not be regarded as reflective of sustained production levels.  In particular, production from horizontal drilling in shale oil and gas resource plays and tight oil and gas plays that are stimulated with extensive pressure fracturing are typically characterized by significant early declines in production rates.

Goodrich Petroleum is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. 

SOURCE Goodrich Petroleum Corporation

For further information: Robert C. Turnham, President, Jan L. Schott, Chief Financial Officer, Daniel E. Jenkins, Director of Investor Relations, Main: (713) 780-9494, Fax: (713) 780-9254