North American Helium Inc. focuses on Saskatchewan for various reasons, says Marlon McDougall, president and chief operating officer, including due to the provincial government’s approach to helium — something that other jurisdictions could model to support this burgeoning Canadian industry.
November 4, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Western Canada’s burgeoning helium sector remains at an early-appraisal stage, driven primarily by junior start-ups whose current activity includes identifying prospects and core areas, appraisal drilling and early-stage production, says Brad Hayes, president of Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd.
November 3, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Most service and supply companies that would help develop the helium resource in Western Canada already have offices in Calgary, working in the oil and gas sector, says Chris Bakker, chief executive officer, Avanti Energy Inc.
November 2, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Avanti Energy Inc. has entered the drilling phase of operations at its 100 per cent-owned Greater Knappen land holdings in Northern Montana.
November 1, 2021, 7:22 AM MDT
CWC Energy Services Corp. reported a strong start to Q4 2021 with both the number of drilling rigs and service rigs back to the peak activity levels experienced this past winter in Q1 2021.
October 29, 2021, 8:31 AM MDT
First Helium Inc.’s technical team has made significant progress in evaluating approximately 880,000 acres of prospective helium lands currently held under a seismic review and option agreement with a large landholder in southern Alberta.
October 28, 2021, 7:42 AM MDT
Exactly how does helium end up in geologic formations in the first place? According to Melinda Yurkowski, assistant chief geologist, petroleum geology, with the Saskatchewan Geological Survey, the answer is: It requires some sort of source, migration pathway and trap.
October 27, 2021, 6 AM MDT
At some point in the future, Canadian helium producers may need to form an association to represent and advocate on behalf of shared interests and concerns, say top executives for some of these companies.
October 26, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Licenses and permits have been received for Royal Helium Ltd.’s first helium well on the Ogema block which is scheduled to spud on Nov. 1.
October 26, 2021, 7:16 AM MDT
For helium, its price story dates back to the early 1900s, when the U.S. (Texas mostly) emerged as the major global supplier of the inert gas, says Imperial Helium Corp.’s chief executive.
October 25, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Exxon Mobil Corporation has started the process for engineering, procurement and construction contracts as part of its plans to expand carbon capture and storage (CCS) at its LaBarge, Wyoming facility.
October 21, 2021, 9:01 AM MDT
First Helium Inc. has received required licensing from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) to begin drilling its first exploratory well on its core Worsley property.
October 20, 2021, 7:10 AM MDT
Imperial Helium Corp. announced positive results from independent production test analysis of the IHC-Steveville-2 well (103/10-22-020-12W4), and it intends to spud a third well in the fourth quarter of 2021.
October 19, 2021, 7:38 AM MDT
Imperial Helium Corp. has signed an agreement with ON2 Solutions Inc. for the construction and delivery of a prototype plant for producing 99.999 per cent pure (Grade A) helium.
October 13, 2021, 9:57 AM MDT
Imperial Helium Corp. has completed a successful appraisal of the Steveville structure on its helium property, located in southeastern Alberta.
October 7, 2021, 7:17 AM MDT
Global Helium Corp. says that the size of the company’s Lawson Prospect has increased from 6,400 acres to 17,000 acres.
October 6, 2021, 7:36 AM MDT
Avanti Energy Inc. has finished evaluating recently acquired 3D seismic data, which supports its helium exploration models, including the company’s proprietary models, of the Greater Knappen area.
September 29, 2021, 6:45 AM MDT
Avanti Energy Inc. says it has now acquired 3D seismic data covering a significant portion of its land holdings in Montana.
September 23, 2021, 8:17 AM MDT
Royal Helium Ltd. has drilled Climax-4 well to a total depth (TD) of 2,701 metres.
September 15, 2021, 7:06 AM MDT
Avanti Energy Inc. has completed its due diligence on the acquisition of Montana properties previously announced on June 14, 2021, and July 22, 2021.
September 15, 2021, 7:18 AM MDT
First Helium Inc. noted continued progress on its evaluation of highly prospective helium exploration lands in southern Alberta.
September 14, 2021, 7:18 AM MDT
Avanti Energy Inc. has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement financing to a single, strategic subscriber to raise gross proceeds of $1.5 million from the sale of 882,352 common shares of the company at a price of $1.70 per common share.
September 14, 2021, 4:31 PM MDT
Avanti Energy Inc. plans to undertake a non-brokered private placement financing to a single, strategic subscriber to raise gross proceeds of $1.5 million from the sale of 882,353 common shares of the company at a price of $1.70 per common share.
September 7, 2021, 12 AM MDT
Global Helium Corp. has acquired additional land and, in the process, established a third core area in southern Saskatchewan.
September 7, 2021, 9:56 AM MDT
Imperial Helium Corp. has successfully drilled, logged, and cased its second well, IHC-Steveville-2 (103/10-22-020-12W4), on its historic Steveville Helium asset, in southeast Alberta.
August 31, 2021, 7:29 AM MDT