Helium Resources Evaluations
Whether you’re thinking about funding or executing an appraisal, development, or exploration project focusing on helium, our team has the skills and expertise necessary to help you quantify in-place and recoverable helium volumes. We offer a range of services, from initial project screening and feasibility studies to in-depth field evaluations, to ensure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your project. We have considerable experience with various guidelines and definitions that could be used to classify helium volumes, including the 2018 PRMS and Canada’s NI 51-101.
Because of our experience with exploration-type helium projects, we are familiar with the distinctive aspects of helium generation, migration, and accumulation. In assessing an appropriate helium content distribution for undiscovered accumulations, we have utilized the subsurface gas composition analyses in the extensive USGS Energy Geochemistry Database, which identifies helium composition throughout North America and other parts of the world. Examining helium content statistics and distribution trends with parameters like geologic age and depth is helpful in understanding helium concentration, occurrence, and origin. In many aspects, helium evaluation is similar to typical natural gas evaluations, where we use standard engineering and geoscience methods, including volumetric analysis, material balance, performance analysis, reservoir simulation and analogy, to classify, categorize, and estimate volumes.