SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Royale Energy, Inc. (OTCQB:ROYL) today announced that it has reached an agreement with a major independent exploration and development company to expand their joint development agreement in the Sacramento Basin of Northern California. The expanded arrangement covers approximately 1,900 acres in the prolific Rio Vista Gas Field. Discovered in 1936, Rio Vista has already produced over 3.5 trillion cubic ft. of natural gas from multiple sands and has an estimated 500 billion cubic ft. of natural gas remaining in place. Royale will target the Capay and Martinez sands which produce at depths of 4,500’ and 6,000’ respectively. Royale anticipates drilling its first well within 60 days of closing.
With this expanded arrangement, Royale has secured a multiyear inventory of quality natural gas prospects.
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