Trio Petroleum Corp Announces that the HV-1 Well has Confirmed a Major Oil and Gas Accumulation in the Presidents Field of its South Salinas Project


Oil and Gas Production Rates at the HV-1 Discovery Well to be Determined and Announced after Final Completion Operations

DANVILLE, CA, May 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trio Petroleum Corp. (NYSE American: TPET) (“Trio”), an oil and gas exploration and development company focused on strategic, high-growth energy projects in California, today announced that its HV-1 well has confirmed that there is a major accumulation of oil and gas in the Presidents Field in its South Salinas Project located in Monterey County, California.

The HV-1 well is a two-mile step-out from Trio’s HV-3A discovery well that found high-quality, mid-gravity oil at depths between 3,750 to 5,100 feet. The HV-1 well drilled through approximately 1,800 feet of the Monterey Formation with major indications of oil and gas prior to reaching total depth at 6,631 feet. The company is currently running well casing from surface to total depth to properly complete the well, and is commencing its evaluation of the well data collected.

Visit the company’s homepage at Trio’s website ( to view videos and still shots of the HV-1 drilling operations along with the Trio management team at the wellsite.

The HV-1 well was drilled on a new oil and natural gas field that the company refers to as the Presidents Field, as described in the company’s public filings with the SEC and on the company’s website. The Presidents Field is a large oil and gas development project located in the company’s South Salinas Project in Monterey County, California. The HV-1 well location was chosen based on interpretation of three-dimensional seismic data with the goal of confirming and defining the magnitude of this new oil and gas field, in which Trio owns an 85.75% working interest.

Mr. Frank Ingriselli, Trio’s Chief Executive Officer, commented “We are very excited and pleased with our discovery of oil and gas at the HV-1 well and with the positive impact that we expect this well will have on Trio’s future and our commitment to grow shareholder value. We plan to put the HV-1 well on production after we finalize completion operations and our evaluation of the new data we are acquiring from the well, after which we will have a better understanding of production rates, which we plan to announce when available.”

About Trio Petroleum Corp.

Trio Petroleum Corp. is an oil and gas exploration and development company headquartered in Bakersfield, California, with operations in Monterey County, California. Trio has a large, approximately 9,267-acre asset called the “South Salinas Project” where it owns an 85.75% working interest. Trio’s near-term plans include testing and producing the HV-1 well, and then drilling the HV-2 and HV-4 wells. Previous operations on this asset have successfully drilled two (2) production/discovery wells that Trio now owns.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

All statements in this press release of Trio Petroleum Corp. (“Trio”) and its representatives and partners that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Acts”). In particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "estimates," "believes," "hopes," "expects," "intends," “on-track”, "plans," "anticipates," or "may," and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Acts and are subject to the safe harbor created by the Acts. Any statements made in this news release other than those of historical fact, about an action, event or development, are forward-looking statements. While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of the Trio's control, that could cause actual results to materially and adversely differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Trio’s S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Copies are of such documents are available on the SEC's website, Trio undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Trio Contact:

Frank C. Ingriselli
Trio Petroleum Corp