FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * GRAVES MICHAEL JAMES 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol TORCHLIGHT ENERGY RESOURCES INC [ TRCH ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
5700 WEST PLANO PARKWAY, SUITE 3600
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
6/22/2021
(Street)
PLANO, TX 75093
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  6/22/2021    M    200000  A $0.85  345000  D   
Common Stock  6/22/2021    M    200000  A $1.19  545000  D   
Common Stock  6/22/2021    M    200000  A $1.10  745000  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (right to buy)  $0.85  6/22/2021    M        200000    (1) 11/13/2024  Common Stock  200000  $0.00  0  D   
Stock Option (right to buy)  $1.19  6/22/2021    M        200000    (2) 8/16/2023  Common Stock  200000  $0.00  0  D   
Stock Option (right to buy)  $1.10  6/22/2021    M        200000    (3) 8/17/2022  Common Stock  200000  $0.00  0  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  100,000 of the stock options vested on November 13, 2019, and the remaining 100,000 stock options vested on November 13, 2020.
(2)  100,000 of the stock options vested on August 16, 2018, and the remaining 100,000 stock options vested on August 16, 2019.
(3)  100,000 of the stock options vested on August 17, 2017, and the remaining 100,000 stock options vested on August 17, 2018.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
GRAVES MICHAEL JAMES
5700 WEST PLANO PARKWAY
SUITE 3600
PLANO, TX 75093
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Signatures
/s/ Michael James Graves 6/23/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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