Royale Contracts Rig for North Slope Drilling Kuukpik Rig to Drill 2 Wells

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SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Royale Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROYL) today announced that it has entered into a contract for a drilling rig to drill its recently announced North Slope Alaska shale oil play and the large 3D conventional target announced last week. Kuukpik Drill will provide Rig Number 5 for the full 2014-2015 winter season to drill two wells designed to test both the conventional target as well as the shale sequence.

"By securing a rig, we have overcome the biggest challenge to meeting our goals for drilling this winter," said Stephen Hosmer, the company's Co-CEO.

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