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Torchlight Energy Increases Its Hunton Limestone Assets

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Expect to Drill 5 to 6 Additional Hunton Limestone Wells in Q4 2013

PLANO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/13 -- Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: TRCH) ("Torchlight Energy" or "the Company") today announced that the Company has signed and closed a definitive agreement to purchase an additional 15.3% working interest in 5,110 acres in a Hunton Limestone development drilling project, Operated by Husky Ventures, Inc. Torchlight anticipates participating in an additional 5 to 6 horizontal Hunton Wells in the fourth quarter of 2013 as a result of this acquisition. The wells are expected to be drilled to a total measured depth of over 12,000 feet including greater than 4,000 feet of lateral section.

"This transaction signifies our confidence in Husky Ventures, Inc. and their success in the Hunton Limestone," commented Willard G. McAndrew, III, Torchlight's COO. "Following the very encouraging results on Torchlight's first wells with Husky Ventures since entering the project, we decided to take advantage of this opportunity to increase our working interest. We expect this transaction to be highly accretive to our shareholders. This will significantly expand our drilling inventory in the Hunton from 20 to 40 gross wells."

Torchlight entered the highly prospective Hunton Oil Window region located in Central Oklahoma in May 2013 and has quickly expanded its acreage ownership and relationships in the area. Husky Ventures, the operator of the wells, has extensive expertise in the Hunton Limestone play, having successfully drilled 23 horizontal wells in Central Oklahoma during the past 5 years. The Company will issue 558,357 restricted shares of Torchlight common stock in exchange for the 15.3% working interest. Following the close of this transaction, Torchlight will have over 15% working interest in 8,910 gross acres in the region, which includes more than 40 potential drilling locations.

About Torchlight Energy

Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: TRCH), based in Plano, Texas, is a high growth oil and gas Exploration and Production (E&P) company with a primary focus on acquisition and development of highly profitable domestic oil fields. The company currently holds interests in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma where their targets are established plays such as the Eagle Ford Shale, Mississippi Limestone and Hunton Limestone trends. For additional information on the company, please visit

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Derek Gradwell
MZ Group
SVP, Natural Resources
Phone: 512-270-6990

Source: Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.