Helium Evolution Provides Update on Recent Wells and Highlights Planned Q4/23 Drilling
CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Helium Evolution Incorporated (TSXV:HEVI) (“HEVI” or the “Company“), a Canadian-based helium exploration company focused on developing assets in southern Saskatchewan, today provides an update on the status of two recently drilled wells, along with upcoming planned drilling for the fourth quarter of 2023.
As announced on September 25, 2023, HEVI and farm-in partner, North American Helium Inc. (“NAH”) successfully drilled and cased the first joint well to encounter helium at 2-31-2-8W3 (“Joint Well #1”) on lands within Block 1 at Mankota in Saskatchewan. HEVI has a 20% working interest in Joint Well #1. NAH has indicated their intention to proceed with completion and production testing of Joint Well #1 in the coming weeks, after which HEVI will provide an update on the well’s performance.
As previously announced on September 19, 2023, NAH spud the farmout well at 11-13-13-29W3 (“Test Well #4”), on farmout lands within Block 3 at Fox in Saskatchewan. Test Well #4 was drilled and fully funded by NAH pursuant to a previously announced farmout arrangement (see news releases dated October 21, 2022, and June 28, 2022). After reaching total depth, NAH notified HEVI that the open hole portion of Test Well #4 will be abandoned, but that NAH is electing to suspend the cased hole portion of the well to afford optionality and the ability to re-enter it at a later date. Test Well #4 was the first well drilled to the geological basement NW of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan in approximately 70 years and represented a true wildcat exploration well.
In addition, pursuant to the seismic option agreement which was announced October 21, 2022, the Mankota location selected by NAH at 12-36-3-9W3 (“Test Well Area #1”) is scheduled to be spud by NAH on or before November 1, 2023, subject to surface conditions. Test Well Area #1 is located approximately five kilometers south of the NAH Mankota helium pool. NAH is responsible for 100% of the drilling costs for Test Well Area #1, while HEVI retains a 20% working interest in the well, supporting the Company’s continued financial flexibility and capital conservation.
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About Helium Evolution Incorporated
HEVI is a Canadian-based helium exploration company holding the largest helium land rights position in North America among publicly-traded companies, focused on developing assets in southern Saskatchewan. The Company has 5.6 million acres of land under permit near proven discoveries of economic helium concentrations which will support scaling the exploration and development efforts across its land base. HEVI’s management and board are executing a differentiated strategy to become a leading supplier of sustainably-produced helium for the growing global helium market.
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|Greg Robb, President & CEO
Kristi Kunec, CFO
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Forward-looking statements in this document include statements regarding the timing of spud for Test Well Area #1, the timing of the completion and production testing of Joint Well #1, NAH’s plan for and/or potential re-entry of Test Well #4 including the timing thereof, the Company’s expectations regarding the Company becoming a leading supplier of sustainably-produced helium, the Company’s beliefs regarding growth of the global helium market and other statements that are not historical facts. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, among others: the Company or NAH may choose to defer, accelerate or abandon its exploration plans; the Company may elect not to participate in the completion and production testing of Joint Well #1; the drilling/completion/production testing dates and success for wells identified in this news release; new laws or regulations and/or unforeseen events could adversely affect the Company’s business and results of operations; stock markets have experienced volatility that often has been unrelated to the performance of companies and such volatility may adversely affect the price of the Company’s securities regardless of its operating performance risks generally associated with the exploration for and production of resources; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to expenses; constraint in the availability of services; commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations; adverse weather or break-up conditions; and uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures.
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