Royal Helium Announces Production Testing Underway at Climax-1 and Climax-2
March 3, 2021
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN – (March 3, 2021) Royal Helium Ltd. (“Royal” or the “Company”) (TSXV: RHC) announces that it has engaged two service rigs and that the completions and testing program has been initiated at Climax-1 and Climax-2. With the finalized testing program in place, which was developed in concert with Sproul Associates Ltd., involves the sequential perforation and gas flow testing of several separate intervals identified during drilling. Finalized results from the testing program will be reported as the information becomes available.
Royal further announces that the Climax-3 helium well has been drilled to its target depth of 2,600 metres. Royal’s completion team is reviewing the log data at Climax-3 to determine the intervals to be production tested. The completion and testing program at Climax-3 will commence once testing is complete on Climax-2.
Andrew Davidson, President and CEO of Royal comments, “We are pleased to have our initial 3 wells drilled to target depth and we are excited to be production testing these high value targets. We want to thank the team at Savana 419 for their diligent work in completing this drilling program safely and effectively”.
Mr. Davidson continues “With 2 service rigs operating we anticipate the testing to be completed on all 3 wells over the next few weeks. While any significant developments will be announced as they are received, all results will be evaluated by Sproule for a potential helium resource and production over multiple separate zones within this large structural closure”.
The three Climax wells were drilled into the Precambrian basement, directly below the Deadwood Formation. The Deadwood is a sand and shale sequence that is a known helium production zone in Saskatchewan. These first three wells are targeting different parts of the same large structural trap identified on the central portion of the Climax land block.
Qualified Person: Stephen P. Halabura P. Geo. the Company's Vice President of Exploration is a Qualified Person (as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) and has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.
About Royal Helium Ltd.
Royal is focused on the exploration and development of primary helium production in southern Saskatchewan. With over 400,000 hectares of prospective helium lands held under permits, leases and applications, Royal is one of the largest helium leaseholders in North America. Located next to highways, roads, cities and importantly close to existing oil and gas infrastructure, Royal’s projects were methodically evaluated for helium potential for over two years, and have been vetted by helium experts, professional geologists and engineers.
For more information, please contact Andrew Davidson, the Chairman, President and CEO of the Company.
Andrew Davidson, CEO
Royal Helium Ltd.
1 (306) 653-2692
1 (306) 281-9104
Dean Nawata, Business Development
Royal Helium Ltd.
1 (604) 561-2821
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