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Synergy Resources Corporation Enters Into Amended Drilling Contract for 21 Additional Horizontal Wells in Wattenberg Field

PLATTEVILLE, CO--(Marketwired - July 29, 2013) - Synergy Resources Corporation (NYSE MKT: SYRG) (Synergy) announced that it has amended its Turnkey Drilling Contract with Ensign United States Drilling (Ensign) for a total of 25 horizontal wells to be drilled in the Wattenberg Field.

William Scaff, Executive Vice President, of Synergy, commented, "We are pleased to continue our horizontal drilling program in the Wattenberg Field with Ensign as our drilling partner. Ensign Rig #17 is currently drilling the Renfroe 42-1-36CHZ, the fifth well of our 25 horizontal well program. We expect that the rig will move from the Renfroe pad to the Leffler pad in early August to begin drilling six horizontal wells planned on the Leffler lease. This contract will enable us to begin execution of our recently announced $157.5 million fiscal 2014 capital expenditure budget."

Craig Rasmuson, Vice President of Operations, added, "The drilling on our Renfroe pad has been conducted according to plan and we are now finalizing our completion plans for the Renfroe wells which we expect to begin in mid-August. Meanwhile, we have begun preparing the Leffler pad site for drilling, including the placement of the tank battery and other production equipment. We are continuing to permit horizontal wells in the Wattenberg Field and currently have 31 permits approved."

ABOUT SYNERGY RESOURCES CORPORATION

Synergy is a Colorado-based independent exploration and production company focused primarily on the development of its approximately 17,046 net acres in the Wattenberg Field in the Denver-Julesburg Basin ("D-J Basin") in Weld County, Colorado. In addition to the Company's Wattenberg Field acreage position, it has also assembled approximately 20,040 net acres directly to the northeast of the Wattenberg Field (the "Northern Extension Area"), which Synergy believes to be prospective for the Niobrara and Greenhorn formations. 

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