Dawson Geophysical Provides Fourth Fiscal Quarter Operations Update

     Dawson Geophysical Provides Fourth Fiscal Quarter Operations Update

PR Newswire

MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 19, 2013

MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dawson Geophysical Company
(NASDAQ: DWSN) today provided an operations update for its fourth fiscal
quarter ending September 30, 2013. As anticipated in the Company's third
fiscal quarter earnings release, the Company has experienced a significant
reduction in its data acquisition crew utilization rates during the fourth
fiscal quarter. These reduced utilization rates will negatively impact the
Company's financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter compared to the
results for the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2013 and the comparable
fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2012. Lower utilization rates during
the fourth fiscal quarter have primarily resulted from project readiness
issues due to agricultural operations in key regions of the country, early
project completions in the third fiscal quarter resulting from high crew
productivity and the effect of the previously disclosed slowdown in requests
for proposals during the third fiscal quarter, the combination of which
limited the number of crew ready projects during the fourth fiscal quarter. As
a result, during the fourth fiscal quarter the Company operated the equivalent
of eight data acquisition crews, down from thirteen crews during the third
fiscal quarter.

Notwithstanding fourth fiscal quarter difficulties, the Company's has retained
all key personnel required to redeploy existing crews and anticipates
operating 10-12 crews in the United States during the first fiscal quarter of
2014 ending December 31, 2013. The Company's current order book and increased
requests for proposals reflect anticipated project levels sufficient to
support deployment of thirteen crews in the United States in early calendar
2014 and one crew in Canada for the 2013-2014 winter season, subject to the
ability of clients to cancel, delay or alter the scope of their contracts on
short notice and operational delays due to reasons beyond the Company's

About Dawson Geophysical

Dawson Geophysical Company is a leading provider of onshore seismic data
acquisition services in the lower 48 states of the United States and Canada.
Founded in 1952, Dawson acquires and processes 2-D, 3-D and multi-component
seismic data solely for its clients, ranging from major oil and gas companies
to independent oil and gas operators, as well as providers of multi-client
data libraries.

Forward-Looking Statements

In accordance with the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Dawson Geophysical Company cautions that
statements in this press release which are forward-looking and which provide
other than historical information involve risks and uncertainties that may
materially affect the Company's actual results of operations. These risks
include but are not limited to, the volatility of oil and natural gas prices,
disruptions in the global economy, dependence upon energy industry spending,
limited number of customers, credit risk related to our customers,
cancellations of service contracts, high fixed costs of operations, weather
interruptions, inability to obtain land access rights of way, industry
competition, managing growth, the availability of capital resources and
operational disruptions. A discussion of these and other factors, including
risks and uncertainties, is set forth in the Company's Form 10-K for the
fiscal year-ended September30, 2012. Dawson Geophysical Company disclaims any
intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.


SOURCE Dawson Geophysical Company

Website: http://www.dawson3d.com
Contact: Stephen C. Jumper, CEO and President, Christina W. Hagan, Chief
Financial Officer, (800) 332-9766
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