Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. Funds Second Well in Wilson County, TX

Apr 21, 2011, 09:15 ET from Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.

HOUSTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: TRCH) has announced that it has funded the necessary capital to Bayshore Operating for the drilling and completion of the second well in Torchlight's four well commitment.  The proceeds will be used to drill and complete a vertical Buda well that will be engineered for re-entry at a later time to go out horizontally into the Eagle Ford formation.  The Eagle Ford formation lies just above the Buda and below the Austin Chalk formations.    The drilling preparation will begin immediately and the company expects to have this particular well drilled and completed in 30 to 60 days.

"This is the next step in our young company's effort to carry out our mission," stated Tom Lapinski, CEO.  "This is the first of three vertical wells we intend to drill in this field in the first part of this year.  This falls right in line with our efforts to grow the company by drilling in proven exploitation projects.  Once the three well program is complete, Torchlight will have a 75% WI in 1050 acre tract that includes Austin Chalk, Buda, and Eagle Ford opportunities."

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