DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY OPTIONS 23,000 ACRES OF ADDITIONAL HELIUM LEASES IN ARIZONA’S HOLBROOK BASIN

Vancouver, British Columbia — DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY CORP. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: DME, U.S. OTC: DMEHF, Frankfurt: QM01) is pleased to announce that it has optioned approximately 23,000 additional acres of helium, oil & gas leases in the prolific Holbrook Basin of eastern Arizona. This brings the Company’s total acreage under its control in the Basin to 65,911 acres.  The leases were optioned for a period of three years directly from private family-owned corporations that have owned the underlying land for decades (the “Lessors”).

Upon exercise of the options, the Company will obtain a five-year lease covering development and production of helium, oil & gas and all other minerals from the ground optioned. The term of the leases will be extended so long as there is production from them, insofar as they are held by production.  A customary 12.5% gross royalty on all production of helium, oil & gas is payable to the Lessors.

The optioned ground is situated in and around the Company’s Heliopolis project area in close proximity to its other holdings in the Holbrook Basin. It complements the Company’s existing leases and serves to further consolidate the Company’s property position in the area.  The optioned ground is highly prospective for helium and is characterized by the presence of anticlinal features, domes and other structures which have the potential to serve as traps for commercially significant helium reservoirs. An historic oil well drilled on the optioned ground had a showing of helium.

The Company continues to be focused on development of its flagship Heliopolis helium project in Arizona’s Holbrook Basin and is presently in the permitting process for its upcoming drill program.  That program contemplates drilling three shallow wells in different priority target areas in the Basin. At the same time, the Company is also preparing a drill program at its Kight-Gilcrease Sand Unit helium, oil & gas project in Seminole County, Oklahoma.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, “We are very grateful for the family’s choice of Desert Mountain Energy as its partner to explore and develop helium and other mineral resources from its large property package in the Holbrook Basin.  We are committed to creating a success for all the parties concerned that has economic benefits for the local communities and counties and the State of Arizona, with minimal environmental footprint.”

About Desert Mountain Energy
The Company is an exploratory resource company engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties in the Southwestern United States. Until September 5, 2018, the Company also owned the Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, British Columbia, which it had been developing. The Company has its executive offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, on April 30, 2008, and was formerly named African Queen Mines Ltd. It initially received certain southern African assets in a spin off transaction related to the acquisition of Pan African Mining Corp. by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Desert Mountain Energy Corp.
“Irwin Olian”
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

For more information, contact:
Irwin Olian
President and CEO
E-mail: tigertail@desertmountainenergy.com
Tel:  +1-604-899-0100
Fax: +1-604-899-0200

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company’s expectations.

DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY ADDS 3169 ACRES OF HELIUM LEASES TO ITS HELIOPOLIS PROJECT IN ARIZONA’S HOLBROOK BASIN

Vancouver, British Columbia — DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY CORP. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: DME) is pleased to announce that it has acquired an additional 3169 acres under lease for helium, oil and natural gas in the prolific Holbrook Basin of eastern Arizona.  The leases were acquired directly from the Arizona Department of Land.  They are situated in Coconino County, Arizona, in the Company’s Heliopolis project area in close proximity to its other holdings. They serve to further consolidate the Company’s property position in that area.

The addition of these 3169 acres brings the Company’s total acreage under lease in the Holbrook Basin to 42,911 when added to the 39,742 acres already under lease from the Arizona Department of Land and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.  The Company initiated its exploration and land acquisition program in the Holbrook Basin in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The leases in this last tranche are highly prospective for helium.  They are characterized by anticlinal features, monoclines and other geological structures with surface expression, together with reservoir rocks and salt and anhydrite cap rocks, giving them potential to serve as trapping mechanisms for commercially significant helium reservoirs.

The Company continues to be focused on development of its flagship Heliopolis helium project in Arizona’s Holbrook Basin and is presently readying applications for drill permits.  At the same time, it is also preparing a drill program at its Kight-Gilcrease Sand Unit helium, oil & gas project in Seminole County, Oklahoma.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, “We are very appreciative of the continuing efforts of our Technical Team headed by Robert Rohlfing to continue to search out and acquire the most promising additional helium properties in the U.S. Southwest to add value for our shareholders. This effort is ongoing and an integral part of the Company’s long-term growth plans.”

About Desert Mountain Energy
The Company is an exploratory resource company engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties in the Southwestern United States. Until September 5, 2018, the Company also owned the Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, British Columbia, which it had been developing. The Company has its executive offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, on April 30, 2008, and was formerly named African Queen Mines Ltd. It initially received certain southern African assets in a spin off transaction related to the acquisition of Pan African Mining Corp. by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Desert Mountain Energy Corp.
“Irwin Olian”
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

For more information, contact:
Irwin Olian
President and CEO
E-mail: tigertail@desertmountainenergy.com
Tel:  +1-604-899-0100
Fax: +1-604-899-0200

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company’s expectations.

DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY RECEIVES PERMITS TO DRILL TWO WELLS ON ITS OKLAHOMA KIGHT-GILCREASE PROPERTY

Vancouver, British Columbia — DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY CORP. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: DME) is pleased to announce that it has now been issued permits by the Oil & Gas Conservation Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in Oklahoma City to drill two new primary wells during the next six months in the Company’s Kight-Gilcrease Sand Unit oil field in Seminole County (the “KGSU”).  The two wells permitted are the KGSU 7-2B and 7-3A, which are planned to be simple, vertical wells drilled to a total depth of approximately 2,950 ft each from sites located at an altitude of about 887 ft, relatively high on the structures which are being targeted for their potential to host reservoirs of helium, oil  & gas. The wells are designed to test four stratigraphic zones known to exist in the KGSU, namely the Senora, Earlsboro, Booch and Gilcrease Sands, which are located respectively at 2490, 2620, 2670 and 2820 ft.  Drilling will commence as soon as practicable after securing the requisite rigs and equipment, which are anticipated to be available in the next 60 days.

The two new wells have been located in order to test the helium potential of the KGSU following earlier findings in existing wells of helium concentrations grading up to 1.3622% He in the Gilcrease Sands  (see PR dated  May 13, 2019).  These Helium concentrations found in other wells on the KGSU are consistent with concentrations being produced from other U.S. natural gas fields in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The specific well locations were selected in order to test the four stratigraphic zones cited above near the highest structural points on the property, which are highly prospective for helium.  In addition, they will serve as the next step forward in optimizing oil production from the KGSU.  The locations of the two new wells are not within close proximity to any commercial fresh water supply, a municipal water well, nor in an area under Federal jurisdiction.

Apart from information garnered by the Company’s testing of existing wells in the KGSU for helium content, logs from offsetting wells displayed the overall granularity and porosity requirements for probable trapping mechanisms for Helium.  The presence of thick anhydrite formations and other formational sequencing of relatively impervious layers, coupled with prior positive test results for the presence of Helium and mapping of the previously discovered oil bearing sands in the Gilcrease Sands, tend to support the conclusion that the KGSU is highly prospective for the presence of commercial reservoirs of helium. The current two well drill program is designed to test this.

The KGSU was permitted and approved by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (“OCC”) under order #375263 dated July 19,1993, as an enhanced oil recovery project.  The KGSU is comprised of approximately 883.7 acres which is substantially underlain by the Gilcrease Sand Formation.  The KGSU is located 8 miles South of Wewoka, OK directly astride Highway 56.  The KGSU has had historic production estimated at 1,690,240  BO by the OCC and presently has 7 wells on site, one of which is operational. The oil produced is a light sweet crude that varies from 34 API to 43 API gravity.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, “We are very gratified to have received our drill permits from the OCC so quickly following filing and to be able to move forward at this time with our drill program on the KGSU.   This gives us potential for helium production in Oklahoma as well as advancing potential for new primary oil production and the planned water-flood secondary oil production from the KGSU.   These shallow vertical wells should be drillable quickly at low cost.  While the Heliopolis Project in Arizona remains our flagship property and immediate priority, it is encouraging to have another property in our portfolio with strong potential for future helium production.”

About Desert Mountain Energy
The Company is an exploratory resource company engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties in the Southwestern United States. Until September 5, 2018, the Company also owned the Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, British Columbia, which it had been developing. The Company has its executive offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, on April 30, 2008, and was formerly named African Queen Mines Ltd. It initially received certain southern African assets in a spin off transaction related to the acquisition of Pan African Mining Corp. by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Desert Mountain Energy Corp.
“Irwin Olian”
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

For more information, contact:
Irwin Olian
President and CEO
E-mail: tigertail@desertmountainenergy.com
Tel:  +1-604-899-0100
Fax: +1-604-899-0200

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company’s expectations.

DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY GRANTS STOCK OPTIONS

Vancouver, British Columbia — DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY CORP. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: DME) announces that it granted on August 21, 2019, subject to any necessary regulatory approvals, incentive stock options to purchase in aggregate 800,000 shares of its Common Stock.  Of such options, 450,000 were granted to a group of six officers and directors, while 350,000 were granted to a group of five consultants and employees.  Said options were granted under the Company’s Stock Option Plan and are exercisable for a period of 3 years at a price of CAD $0.25 per Share.  They are subject to the Company’s customary vesting policy.

About Desert Mountain Energy
The Company is an exploratory resource company engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties in the Southwestern United States. Until September 5, 2018, the Company also owned the Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, British Columbia, which it had been developing. The Company has its executive offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, on April 30, 2008, and was formerly named African Queen Mines Ltd. It initially received certain southern African assets in a spin off transaction related to the acquisition of Pan African Mining Corp. by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Desert Mountain Energy Corp.
“Irwin Olian”
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

For more information, contact:
Irwin Olian
President and CEO
E-mail: tigertail@desertmountainenergy.com
Tel:  +1-604-899-0100
Fax: +1-604-899-0200

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company’s expectations.

DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY FILES PERMIT APPLICATIONS TO DRILL TWO WELLS ON ITS OKLAHOMA KIGHT-GILCREASE PROPERTY

Vancouver, British Columbia — DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY CORP. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: DME) Desert Mountain Energy Corp. has now filed two separate applications with the Oil & Gas Conservation Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in Oklahoma City to acquire drill permits for two new primary wells in the company’s Kight-Gilcrease sand unit (KGSU) oil field in Seminole county. The two wells will be simple, vertical wells drilled to a depth of approximately 2950 ft each from sites located at an altitude of about 887 ft, relatively high on the structures which are being targeted for their potential to host reservoirs of helium, oil & gas. They are designed to test five stratigraphic zones known to exist in the KGSU, namely the Calvin, Senora, Earlsboro, Booch and Gilcrease Sands, which are located respectively at 1170, 2490, 2620, 2670 and 2820 ft. Management anticipates that the permit applications will be approved shortly and does not anticipate any issues or delays. Drilling will commence shortly after the permits are granted, subject to drill rig availability.

The Company previously announced (see PR dated May 13, 2019) that analytical tests performed on gas samples from three existing oil & gas wells on the KGSU returned positive results for the presence of helium, with concentrations up to 1.3622% He. These test results are consistent with helium concentrations being produced from other U.S. natural gas fields in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. These encouraging results led management to conclude that a drill program to evaluate the helium potential of the KGSU should be undertaken as soon as practicable. Accordingly, management has devised a two-hole drill program designed to test the five zones noted above for helium, oil & gas. While the KGSU remains a strong target for enhanced secondary water flood production of oil from the Gilcrease zone, helium now adds a new dimension to the property.

Helium is the second lightest element (next to hydrogen) and has the smallest molecular size of any element on earth. Accordingly, it defies gravity and tends to rise to the surface of the earth’s crust and dissipate into the atmosphere and space unless it is retained by effective trapping mechanisms underground. The stratigraphic zones above the Gilcrease Sands are viewed as highly prospective for helium gas in the KGSU. These zones provide a wide target for additional helium, potentially higher in grade than that recently sampled from the Gilcrease Sands due to the above-noted tendency of helium to rise toward the surface. These zones are viewed as highly prospective because of their dense lime or anhydrite cap and close proximity to known or indicated fault structures. The recent discovery by the Company of helium gas just below them in the Gilcrease Sands is extremely suggestive that He will also be found in these zones.

By way of background, The KGSU was permitted and approved by Oklahoma Corporation Commission (“OCC”) by Order #375263 dated July 19, 1993, as an enhanced oil recovery project primarily utilizing water-flood secondary recovery operations, in an administrative proceeding which consolidated and unitized all working and royalty interests in the project. The KGSU has had historic production estimated at 1,690,240 BO by the OCC and presently has 7 wells on site, one of which is operational. The oil produced is a light sweet crude that varies from 34 API to 43 API gravity.

The KGSU comprises an area of approximately 883.7 acres, which is substantially underlain by the Gilcrease Sandstone common source of oil supply. The KGSU leases are located 8 miles S of Wewoka directly astride State Highway 56, in a portion of the S/2 of Section 6, all of Section 7 and the NW/4 of Section 18, T6N R8E Seminole County, Oklahoma. It is not located within an environmentally sensitive area or on a known Native American reservation. The oil-bearing pay zone was estimated by the OCC to be from 10 ft to 40 ft in width and to occur at a subsurface depth of approximately 2726 ft to 2810 ft, as reflected in geophysical logs from the Adams #1 Maverick Well drilled in the SW/4 SE/4 SW/4 of Section 7-6N-8E, Seminole County.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, “We are very excited to be moving forward with our drill program on the KGSU, as it gives us potential for helium production in Oklahoma as well as advancing the water-flood program designed to be undertaken in the future on the KGSU to create secondary production of oil. These shallow vertical wells should be drillable quickly at low cost following permit approval. While the Heliopolis Project in Arizona remains our flagship property and immediate priority, it is encouraging to have another property in our portfolio with strong potential for future helium production. We are just now completing our seismic studies and targeting work on Arizona’s Holbrook Basin and expect to be filing drill permit applications there shortly.”

About Desert Mountain Energy
The Company is an exploratory resource company engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties in the Southwestern United States. Until September 5, 2018, the Company also owned the Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, British Columbia, which it had been developing. The Company has its executive offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, on April 30, 2008, and was formerly named African Queen Mines Ltd. It initially received certain southern African assets in a spin off transaction related to the acquisition of Pan African Mining Corp. by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Desert Mountain Energy Corp.
“Irwin Olian”
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

For more information, contact:
Irwin Olian
President and CEO
E-mail: tigertail@desertmountainenergy.com
Tel:  +1-604-899-0100
Fax: +1-604-899-0200

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company’s expectations.

DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES SEISMIC STUDIES IN ARIZONA’S HOLBROOK BASIN

Vancouver, British Columbia — DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY CORP. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: DME) is pleased to announce that it has now successfully completed all of its planned 2-D seismic studies in the Holbrook Basin of Northeastern Arizona.  The geophysics program was carried out by Bird Seismic of Globe, Arizona, highly experienced local geophysics professionals with an outstanding reputation for quality work product and strong familiarity with the region. The work program was carried out under the direction of Robert Rohlfing, Company Head of Technical Operations. The program was carefully planned to avoid any archaeologically sensitive areas and utilized light-weight, non-invasive equipment.

The program comprised approximately 15 miles of 2-D seismic lines across five separate areas, which encompassed three distinctly different geological settings, each of which was highly prospective for helium gas reservoirs.  The Company’s geological team had carried out mapping and geological studies during the past year which identified numerous structural features throughout the Basin which had the geologic prerequisites to serve as successful trapping mechanisms for helium which had been created in the Basin. At the same time, available data from logs from historic wells drilled for oil, gas, potash and water in the Basin revealed the presence of helium gas in several of the zones identified.  The Company’s geologic team arranged the 2-D seismic program in order to obtain more detailed geophysics information about the underlying structures in areas of the Basin it viewed as most prospective.

Management is delighted to report that a cursory review of the preliminary data set from the seismic program by the Company’s geologic team reveals considerable structure in those key areas where it was anticipated to be found.  The data is now being fully processed and is being sent out for interpretation by an independent geophysics firm familiar with the region.  Upon completion of that work shortly, the Company will finalize its initial drill targets and move to complete and file its drill permit applications with the Arizona Department of Land as expeditiously as possible. A further update will be provided shortly.

About Desert Mountain Energy
The Company is an exploratory resource company engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties in the Southwestern United States. Until September 5, 2018, the Company also owned the Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, British Columbia, which it had been developing. The Company has its executive offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, on April 30, 2008, and was formerly named African Queen Mines Ltd. It initially received certain southern African assets in a spin off transaction related to the acquisition of Pan African Mining Corp. by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Desert Mountain Energy Corp.
“Irwin Olian”
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

For more information, contact:
Irwin Olian
President and CEO
E-mail: tigertail@desertmountainenergy.com
Tel:  +1-604-899-0100
Fax: +1-604-899-0200

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company’s expectations.

DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY REPORTS RELEASE OF FAVORABLE DRILL RESULTS BY BRIXTON METALS CORPORATION WITH SHARP INCREASE IN BRIXTON’S SHARE PRICE

Vancouver, British Columbia — DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY CORP. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: DME | U.S. OTC: DMEHF | Frankfurt: QM01) is pleased to announce that Brixton Metals Corp.(TSX.V: BBB) (“Brixton”) has released favorable drill results from its Thorn property in B.C’s Golden Triangle by Press Release dated July 15, 2019.  The results included an intersection of 554.70 m of 1.97 g/t AuEq, including 135.96 m of 1.35 g/t Au, 0.31% Cu, 133.62 g/t Ag or 5.00 g/t AuEq at its Camp Creek porphyry prospect.  Following dissemination of the Press Release, Brixton’s share price increased sharply in active trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, rising approximately 81 % to close up $0.105 to $0.235 per share on reported consolidated trading volume of 10.8 million shares.

The Company presently owns 4.2 Million Common Shares of Brixton which it acquired in August, 2018 in the sale of its Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, B.C. to Brixton, which represents 4.65% of the approximately 90,267,000 Common Shares of Brixton presently issued and outstanding. This is a material investment for the Company and the increased share price and liquidity of Brixton Shares arising from the successful drill program at Thorn tend to increase shareholder values for the Company.  Management of the Company wishes to refer investors to the Brixton Press Release dated July 15, 2019 for further information.

The Company’s field operations in Arizona to finalize targets for its upcoming drill Program in the Holbrook Basin are proceeding well and will be completed shortly. An update will be provided in the near future.

About Desert Mountain Energy
The Company is an exploratory resource company engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties in the Southwestern United States. Until September 5, 2018, the Company also owned the Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, British Columbia, which it had been developing. The Company has its executive offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, on April 30, 2008, and was formerly named African Queen Mines Ltd. It initially received certain southern African assets in a spin off transaction related to the acquisition of Pan African Mining Corp. by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Desert Mountain Energy Corp.
“Irwin Olian”
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

For more information, contact:
Irwin Olian
President and CEO
E-mail: tigertail@desertmountainenergy.com
Tel:  +1-604-899-0100
Fax: +1-604-899-0200

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company’s expectations.

DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY ANNOUNCES DISCOVERY OF HELIUM CONCENTRATIONS UP TO 1.3622% ON ITS OKLAHOMA KIGHT-GILCREASE PROPERTY

Vancouver, British Columbia — DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY CORP. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: DME | U.S. OTC: DMEHF | Frankfurt: QM01) is pleased to announce that analytical tests performed on gas samples from three existing oil & gas wells in the Company’s Kight-Gilcrease Sand Unit oil field in Seminole County, OK (the “KGSU”) returned positive results for the presence of helium, with concentrations up to 1.3622% He.  These initial test results are viewed by management as highly encouraging and suggest the potential for future development of helium production from the KGSU.  This gives the Company another highly prospective property for Helium development in addition to its flagship Heliopolis Project in Arizona’s Holbrook Basin.

The KGSU is located in an area of Oklahoma which has been host to numerous helium bearing natural gas wells, with commercial production grades typically ranging from 0.6% to 1.4% He. The Hugoton Field in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, among the nation’s largest natural gas fields, has produced helium ranging from 0.3% – 1.92%, with future production grades estimated to be in the range of 0.5% (The Edison Helium Macro View Update February, 2019). Current test results from the KGSU are consistent with helium concentrations being produced from other U.S. natural gas fields.

While the KGSU remains a strong target for enhanced secondary water flood production of oil, management has viewed it also as highly prospective for helium.  Accordingly, a preliminary program of testing was recently conducted by sampling gas from some existing well bores on the property.  (See PR dated April 16, 2019). These tests were conducted by sampling gas from the Gilcrease Sand zone utilizing old perforations in the wells which ranged from approximately 2700 ft to 2880 ft in depth.  The gas samples were sent to independent analytical laboratory V.R. Curry Labs of Bristow, OK for analysis.  Curry Labs has conducted gas analysis for decades for exploration, production and gas gathering companies in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Results are summarized below.

Helium is the second lightest element (next to hydrogen) and has the smallest molecular size of any element on earth.  Accordingly, it defies gravity and tends to rise to the surface of the earth’s crust and dissipate into the atmosphere and space unless it is retained by effective trapping mechanisms underground. Three stratigraphic zones above the Gilcrease Sands, namely the Booch, Senora and Earlsboro Sands, are viewed as highly prospective for helium gas in the KGSU.  These zones range from 2160 to 2728 ft in depth and provide a wide target for additional helium, potentially higher in grade than that now sampled from the Gilcrease Sands due to the above-noted tendency of helium to rise toward the surface.  These zones are viewed as highly prospective because of their dense lime or anhydrite cap and close proximity to known or indicated fault structures.  The discovery of helium gas just below them in the Gilcrease Sands is extremely suggestive that He will also be found in these zones.

The three wells reporting positive results for helium were situated higher on structure in the KGSU; three other wells lower on structure were also sampled but predictably did not return notable helium values.  This is reflective of helium’s tendency to rise in structure until it bumps up against an impermeable cap.  Commercial viability of helium production from the KGSU will ultimately depend upon grade, pressure and size of the helium reservoir.  Next steps would be drilling of several new shallow gas wells in the KGSU to test for the presence and concentrations of helium in the three zones above the Gilcrease Sands as well as to test the extent of the potential helium reservoir.

Test results from the three wells with positive Helium showings are as follows:  The 3 PBS well drilled in September, 2004 has known perforations at 2,870’-2,880’ which would be in the middle of the Gilcrease Sand Formation. The gas analysis for this well showed Helium at 1.0952%, no Hydrogen Sulfide, (a known corrosive agent,) 4% Nitrogen, 70% Methane, and 11% Ethane, Propane and other readily marketable gases.  The Israel C. Davis “B” #2 well drilled in December, 1929 had open hole completion methods with 40 quarts of nitroglycerin used for stimulation on the Gilcrease Sand from 2,779’-2,880’.  The gas analysis showed 1.3622% Helium, no Hydrogen Sulfide, 5% Nitrogen 73% Methane, 9.7% Ethane, Propane and other marketable gases.  The Israel Davis “B” #3 drilled in January 1936 had open hole completion methods with 30 quarts of nitroglycerin used for stimulation on the Gilcrease Sand from 2,733’-2,781’.  The gas analysis showed Helium at .8874% and Methane at 74.03%.

All three wells encountered significant dense limestones and anhydrites above the Gilcrease Sand Formation.  Whilst the older wells were drilled when open hole well logging was just starting, the 3PBS well being drilled in 2004 had the newest open hole well logging technology utilized.  Much of the old drillers’ logs physical description of the formations encountered correlated directly to the newest open hole logging tools.

The well logs from the 3PBS well clearly show dense limestones and anhydrites above the Gilcrease Sand Formation and above the sequence of the Booch, Senora and Earlsboro Sand Formations.  Drilling time on the 3PBS well increased from 2-3 minutes per foot to a high of 45 minutes per foot in the dense limes and anhydrites.  The open hole Compensated Neutron Density logs show these dense limestones and anhydrites have minimal porosities of between 0.05% and 3% and shale limestone formations which when combined serve as an effective barrier to migration of both hydrocarbons and Helium.  The sands above 1,300’ have little to no gas and the oil is a low gravity, (19-21 gravity API,) oil concentrations are constrained to small pockets which would tend to confirm the lower seals were and still are effective in limiting the movement of Helium, oil and natural gases to shallower formations.  Consequently, the company considers the sand formations directly above the Gilcrease Sand Formation as highly prospective.

By way of background, The KGSU was permitted and approved by Oklahoma Corporation Commission (“OCC”)  by Order #375263 dated July 19, 1993, as an enhanced oil recovery project primarily utilizing water-flood secondary recovery operations, in an administrative proceeding which consolidated and unitized all working and royalty interests in the project.  The KGSU has had historic production estimated at 1,690,240  BO by the OCC and presently has 7 wells on site, one of which is operational. The oil produced is a light sweet crude that varies from 34 API to 43 API gravity.

The KGSU comprises an area of approximately 883.7 acres, which is substantially underlain by the Gilcrease Sandstone common source of oil supply.  The KGSU leases are located 8 miles S of Wewoka directly astride State Highway 56, in a portion of the S/2 of Section 6, all of Section 7 and the NW/4 of Section 18, T6N R8E Seminole County, Oklahoma.  It is not located within an environmentally sensitive area or on a known Native American reservation. The oil-bearing pay zone was estimated by the OCC to be from 10 ft to 40 ft in width and to occur at a subsurface depth of approximately 2726 ft to 2810 ft, as reflected in geophysical logs from the Adams #1 Maverick Well drilled in the SW/4 SE/4 SW/4 of Section 7-6N-8E, Seminole County.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, “We are very excited by the gas test results at the KGSU, as they confirm the presence of helium gas on the property in concentrations typically found in other producing natural gas fields in the U.S.  While the Heliopolis Project in Arizona remains our flagship property and immediate priority, it is encouraging to have another property in our portfolio with strong potential for helium production down the road.  The KGSU also remains a secondary water flood prospect for oil production, which we hope to initiate in the next year.”

About Desert Mountain Energy
The Company is an exploratory resource company engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties in the Southwestern United States. Until September 5, 2018, the Company also owned the Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, British Columbia, which it had been developing. The Company has its executive offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, on April 30, 2008, and was formerly named African Queen Mines Ltd. It initially received certain southern African assets in a spin off transaction related to the acquisition of Pan African Mining Corp. by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Desert Mountain Energy Corp.
“Irwin Olian”
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

For more information, contact:
Irwin Olian
President and CEO
E-mail: tigertail@desertmountainenergy.com
Tel:  +1-604-899-0100
Fax: +1-604-899-0200

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company’s expectations.

DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY APPOINTS SCOTT DAVIS AS NEW CFO

Vancouver, British Columbia — DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY CORP. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: DME | U.S. OTC: DMEHF | Frankfurt: QM01) is pleased to announce that Mr. Scott Davis, CPA, CGA, has been appointed to serve as the new Chief Financial Officer of the Company, replacing Ms. Jennifer Todhunter.  Ms. Todhunter has resigned as CFO, Corporate Secretary and as a Director in order to pursue other professional and personal interests outside the resource sector.  She will remain as a Financial Consultant for the Company through January 31, 2020.

Mr. Davis is a partner of Vancouver-based Cross Davis & Company LLP Chartered Professional Accountants.  The firm is focused on providing accounting and management services for publicly-listed companies.  Mr. Davis has extensive accounting and finance experience dealing with the complexities of both private and public corporations in a variety of industries.  His experience includes CFO positions of several companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.  His past senior management experience includes four years at Appleby as an Assistant Financial Controller, two years at Davidson & Company LLP Chartered Professional Accountants as an Auditor and five years with Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd. as an Accounting Manager.

In addition to the appointment of Mr. Scott Davis as new CFO of the Company, Ms. Frances Murphy has been appointed to serve as the new Corporate Secretary of the Company.  She has been associated with Cross Davis & Co. LLP Chartered Professional Accountants for the past sixteen years.  She has developed considerable experience in corporate governance and secretarial matters as well as regulatory compliance.  She will be working closely alongside the Company’s Senior Management to ensure efficient corporate governance practices and regulatory compliance in her role as Corporate Secretary.

In connection with the foregoing appointments, the Company has granted incentive stock options, subject to any necessary regulatory approvals, to purchase up to 100,000 shares of its Common Stock to Mr. Davis and up to 20,000 shares of its Common Stock to Ms. Murphy. The options are exercisable for a term of three years at a price of CAD $0.20 per share.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, “We are very gratified with the outstanding contribution that Jennifer Todhunter has made to the Company and its predecessors in our mining group over the past 14 years.  We wish her every success in her new endeavors.  At the same time, we welcome Scott Davis and Frances Murphy to our management team.  They are highly experienced and well-qualified professionals who will be able to provide the Company with the accounting, corporate governance and regulatory compliance functions needed to help move the Company forward in the future as it expands its operations in Arizona and Oklahoma.”

About Desert Mountain Energy
The Company is an exploratory resource company engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties in the Southwestern United States. Until September 5, 2018, the Company also owned the Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, British Columbia, which it had been developing. The Company has its executive offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, on April 30, 2008, and was formerly named African Queen Mines Ltd. It initially received certain southern African assets in a spin off transaction related to the acquisition of Pan African Mining Corp. by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Desert Mountain Energy Corp.
“Irwin Olian”
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

For more information, contact:
Irwin Olian
President and CEO
E-mail: tigertail@desertmountainenergy.com
Tel:  +1-604-899-0100
Fax: +1-604-899-0200

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company’s expectations.

Desert Mountain Energy Testing Helium Potential of Its Kight Gilcrease Sand Unit Oil & Gas Project in Oklahoma

Vancouver, British Columbia — DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY CORP. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: DME | U.S. OTC: DMEHF | Frankfurt: QM01) is pleased to report that it is now conducting geological studies and gas sampling to determine the helium potential of its Kight Gilcrease Sand Unit oil and gas project in Seminole County, OK (the “KGSU”). The KGSU is situated in an area of Oklahoma which has been host to numerous helium bearing gas wells, with commercial production grades typically ranging from 0.6% to 1.4% He. While the KGSU
remains a strong target for enhanced secondary water flood production of oil, management believes the property also offers good potential for helium production. The Booch, Senora and Earlsboro Sands, from 2160 ft to 2728 ft, are regarded as highly prospective with a dense lime or anhydrite cap and close proximity to known or indicated fault structures.  The Company is presently testing gas from existing wells on site to determine presence of helium.  Commercial viability will ultimately depend upon grade, pressure and size of any helium reservoir. Results are expected shortly.

Targeting work and permitting is continuing at the Company’s Heliopolis Helium Project in Arizona’s Holbrook Basin, with good progress to date. Heliopolis remains the Company’s flagship project and management is looking forward to its upcoming drill program to test three targets in different areas in the Basin.

By way of background, The KGSU was permitted and approved by Oklahoma Corporation Commission (“OCC”)  by Order #375263 dated July 19, 1993, as an enhanced oil recovery project primarily utilizing water-flood secondary recovery operations, in an administrative proceeding which consolidated and unitized all working and royalty interests in the project.  The KGSU has had historic production estimated at 1,690,240  BO by the OCC and presently has 7 wells on site, one of which is operational. The oil produced is a light sweet crude that varies from 34 API to 43 API gravity.

The KGSU comprises an area of approximately 883.7 acres, which is substantially underlain by the Gilcrease Sandstone common source of oil supply.  The KGSU leases are located 8 miles S of Wewoka directly astride State Highway 56, in a portion of the S/2 of Section 6, all of Section 7 and the NW/4 of Section 18, T6N R8E Seminole County, Oklahoma.  It is not located within an environmentally sensitive area or on a known Native American reservation. The oil-bearing pay zone was estimated by the OCC to be from 10 ft to 40 ft in width and to occur at a subsurface depth of approximately 2726 ft to 2810 ft, as reflected in geophysical logs from the Adams #1 Maverick Well drilled in the SW/4 SE/4 SW/4 of Section 7-6N-8E, Seminole County.

According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, “Whilst we have been advancing our Heliopolis Project in Arizona as quickly as possible and look forward to drilling in the coming months, we saw an opportunity to increase shareholder values by examining the helium potential of our Kight-Gilcrease property in Oklahoma. Accordingly, we are now testing wells on that property for helium content and are optimistic about the potential.”

About Desert Mountain Energy
The Company is an exploratory resource company engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties in the Southwestern United States. Until September 5, 2018, the Company also owned the Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, British Columbia, which it had been developing. The Company has its executive offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, on April 30, 2008, and was formerly named African Queen Mines Ltd. It initially received certain southern African assets in a spin off transaction related to the acquisition of Pan African Mining Corp. by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Desert Mountain Energy Corp.
“Irwin Olian”
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

For more information, contact:
Irwin Olian
President and CEO
E-mail: tigertail@desertmountainenergy.com
Tel:  +1-604-899-0100
Fax: +1-604-899-0200

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company’s expectations.