Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. announces updated well test results

        Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. announces updated well test results

PR Newswire

CALGARY, March 11, 2013

TSX, NYSE MKT: BXE

CALGARY, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. ("Bellatrix"
or the "Company") (TSX, NYSE MKT: BXE) is pleased to announce the well test
results of its most recent long reach Fahler horizontal liquids rich natural
gas well.

At Ferrier, the Company drilled its first long reach Fahler horizontal liquids
rich natural gas well (100% working interest) to a total depth of 5,205 meters
with a horizontal length of 2,845 meters. The well was fracture stimulated  in 
36 stages and tested at varying rates over a 6 day period from 10 mmcf/d to 30
mmcf/d of natural gas with an estimated 35 bbls of liquids per mmcf of natural
gas. The final  test rates were  30 mmcf/d  of natural gas  with an  estimated 
1,050 bbls/d of liquids at 2,250 psi flowing pressure. Bellatrix tied the well
in and it was  placed on production  in early March  at an initial  restricted 
rate of 20.4 mmcf/d of natural gas with an estimated 714 bbls/d of liquids  at 
a flowing pressure of 2,380 psi.

The   Company's    current   corporate    presentation   is    available    at 
www.bellatrixexploration.com.

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. is a Western Canadian based growth oriented oil and
gas company engaged in the  exploration for, and the acquisition,  development 
and production of oil  and natural gas reserves  in the provinces of  Alberta, 
British Columbia and Saskatchewan.  Common shares and convertible  debentures 
of Bellatrix trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the symbols BXE
and BXE.DB.A, respectively, and  the common shares of  Bellatrix trade on  the 
NYSE MKT under the symbol BXE.

Well Test Results  and Initial  Production Rates Advisory:  Any references  in 
this news release  to test production  rates or initial  production rates  are 
useful in confirming the presence of hydrocarbons, however, such rates are not
determinative of the rates  at which such wells  will continue production  and 
decline thereafter  or  the  ultimate recovery  associated  with  such  wells. 
Additionally, such rates may also include recovered "load oil" fluids used  in 
well completion stimulation. While encouraging,  readers are cautioned not  to 
place reliance on such rates in  calculating the aggregate production for  the 
Company.

SOURCE Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.

Contact:

Raymond G. Smith, P.Eng., President and CEO (403) 750-2420
or
Edward J. Brown, CA, Vice President, Finance and CFO (403) 750-2655
or
Brent A. Eshleman, P.Eng., Executive Vice President (403) 750-5566
or
Troy Winsor, Investor Relations (800) 663-8072

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.
2300, 530 - 8^th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3S8
Phone: (403) 266-8670
Fax: (403) 264-8163
www.bellatrixexploration.com