EXHIBIT 23.1
 
January 16, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
 
We consent to the use in this Registration Statement on Form S-1 of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. of our report dated March 30, 2016, relating to our audits of the financial statements, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014.
 
We also consent to the reference to our firm under the caption “Experts” in the Prospectus, which is part of this Registration Statement.
 
/s/ Calvetti Ferguson
 
Calvetti Ferguson
Houston, Texas
 
January 16, 2017