Alaska 3D Seismic Survey to Commence

Alaska 3D Seismic Survey to Commence

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Royale Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROYL)
and its partner Rampart Energy Ltd ('Rampart') are pleased to provide an
operational update.

3D Seismic Survey

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HIGHLIGHTS

  *120square mile 3D seismic survey to commence over the western block in
    February of 2014;
  *Anticipated to take 30 days;
  *SAE Exploration awarded 3D Seismic Acquisition contract;

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rampart Energy, Mr. Torey
Marshall commented, "Another major milestone has been reached for the company
in that we will be participating in our first significant exploration in the
North Slope of Alaska. I'm very pleased to say that we will be hitting our
timelines as predicted when we signed the farm-in agreement back in May of
2013."

"The results of this survey will dictate the forward drilling program, and
most importantly provide insight into the conventional targets that may be
present in our exploration area. As with many other areas, the advent of 3D
seismic in the North Slope has increased drilling success rates considerably,
and Rampart uses it as a standard tool to de risk drilling for our
shareholders.

We will make regular announcements on the progress of the survey up to
completion."

Background

Rampart Energy is exploring two areas of the North Slope of Alaska for both
conventional and unconventional oil. The company signed an agreement in May of
2013 to earn into leases owned by Royale Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROYL).

Rampart believes that there is a very large upside in the area, as illustrated
by the Prospective Resource numbers published in August of 2013, and notes
that exploration in the region is heavily supported by the State of Alaska's
incentive system which provides for exploration costs to be reimbursed. The
work program currently consists of 3D seismic acquisition in 2014 and the
drilling of 2 wells during 2015.

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
         chanda@royl.com
         http://www.royl.com