Petroleum News Article Week of August 25, 2013

Petroleum News Article Week of August 25, 2013

Royale Provides Source Rock Estimate

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Royale Energy Inc. (Nasdaq:ROYL)
has released a third-party estimate of its North Slope acreage.

At an average recovery rate of nearly 5 percent and mean oil-in-place of some
80,473 barrels per acre, the three source rock intervals underlying the
96,882-acre leasehold would yield 3,995 barrels per acre, according to
Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc.

The global consulting firm provided an oil-in-place range of 14,288 to 167,220
barrels per acre for the acreage, which would yield recovery of 632 to 8,473
barrels per acre.

With spacing at 160 acres per well, the mean estimate would yield an average
estimated ultimate recovery rate of 639,119 barrels per well. By comparison,
the U.S. Energy Information Administration Annual Energy Outlook 2012 provided
average EURs of 550,000 barrels for a Bakken formation well and 280,000 for an
Eagle Ford shale well.

The San Diego-based Royale Energy is developing its acreage with
Australia-based Rampart Energy Ltd. The farm-in deal initially calls for
Rampart to fund two wells with horizontal laterals in the 39,539-acre Western
Block of the acreage by March 31, 2015.

The report estimates this block contains a mean EUR of nearly 158 million

—Eric Lidji

About the Company

Headquartered in San Diego, Royale Energy, Inc. is an independent energy
company. The company is focused on development, acquisition, exploration, and
production of natural gas and oil in California, Texas and the Rocky
Mountains. It has been a leading independent producer of oil and natural gas
for over 20 years. The company's strength is continually reaffirmed by
investors who participate in funding over 50% of the company's new projects.
Additional information about Royale Energy, Inc. is available on its web site

Forward Looking Statements

In addition to historical information contained herein, this news release
contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, subject to various risks and
uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ
materially from those in the "forward-looking" statements. While the company
believes its forward looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions,
there are factors that are difficult to predict and that are influenced by
economic and other conditions beyond the company's control. Investors are
directed to consider such risks and other uncertainties discussed in documents
filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Royale Energy, Inc.
         Chanda Idano, Director of Marketing & PR 619-881-2800
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