Torchlight Issues Update on Johnson #1

Jun 21, 2012, 09:16 ET from Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.

HOUSTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: TRCH) issues update on the Johnson #1 in Marcelina Creek.

As previously announced, the Johnson #1-H, was damaged during a work over by a service company.  We have been in discussions with the service company and have recently received their commitment letter to re-enter the wellbore and re-drill and complete the approximate 1800' horizontal leg in the Buda formation at their sole expense.  Final details need to be worked out, but we have been assured, in writing, to begin their work within the next two weeks.

Work has commenced on preparing the location for the drilling equipment.

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