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July 31, 2006 15:09 ET

BSIC, Back to the Basics, Down to Earth Growth

RIDGELAND, MS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 31, 2006 -- Independent oil and gas exploration company Basic Earth Science Systems (OTCBB: BSIC) has been chosen for this week's "SPOT Feature" in the Knobias Small-Cap ClipReport. Each week, Knobias scours the small-cap universe to find overlooked companies with sound fundamentals and one or more growth catalysts on the horizon. The weekly "SPOT" feature may be accessed via our daily ClipReport newsletter (free to all subscribers). To receive the Small-Cap ClipReport daily, please visit:

BSIC, Back to the Basics, Down To Earth Growth

Basic Earth Science Systems (OTCBB: BSIC) is an independent oil and gas exploration company engaged in the upstream segment of the industry, which comprises the exploration, acquisition, development, operation, production and sale of crude oil and natural gas. Activities are focused in the North Dakota and Montana portions of the Williston basin, the Denver-Julesburg basin of Colorado, the southern portions of Texas, and onshore portions of the Gulf Coast.

The BULLS Say...

Small U.S. Oil Player Balancing Risk-Reward. Unrelenting conflict in the Middle East and growing energy demands have made cheap oil a thing of the past. As the world scrambles for new sources, BSIC is finding oil in the U.S. This tiny independent seems to cover (albeit in tiny ways) both ends of the risk-reward spectrum. BSIC has an established base of working interest in 77 domestic oil wells and 9 gas wells that have produced significant double-digit revenue and net income growth. The company has virtually no debt and is diversifying into natural gas. Simultaneously, BSIC has a self-described "swing for the fences" opportunity in their 2% interest in the Christmas Meadows Prospect, which commences drilling in Aug-06 (next month). In the middle sits projects from 2H-06 where production has yet to be added to an updated reserve estimate.

The BEARS Say...

Limited Resources Create Risky Model. BSIC's limited resources cause them to focus on smaller and/or marginal properties. This model has a high degree of risk and the company has had its share of disappointing results. In many cases, their wells begin with high flow rates only to decline significantly. When this happens, great expense may be required to reach commercially viable production.

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