Torchlight Energy Resources to acquire 172K acres in West Texas Torchlight Energy Resources announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% Working Interest in 172,000 mostly contiguous acres in the Orogrande Basin in West Texas, approximately 22 miles east of El Paso in Hudspeth County. At closing, the company will be required to pay a total consideration of 865,000 shares of Torchlight common stock and $100,000 in cash to McCabe Petroleum. The acreage is in the primary term under five-year leases that carry additional five-year extensions provisions. The company expects the transaction will close in September. Torchlight will be the operator of the project and has begun initial logistical work in the area.