Royal Helium develops plan for maximizing helium extraction from Nazare, begins drilling at Val Marie

SASKATOON – Royal Helium started drilling for helium near Climax, Saskatchewan, in January, 2021. So far, they have punched four holes there, and two northwest of Ogema, with Val Marie next on the agenda. But once they found helium, the key thing was figuring out how to maximize its extraction.

To do that, the company turned to the University of Regina’s petroleum engineering department, and specifically to Dr. Gary Zhao, P.Eng, to model drilling scenarios for the Nazare reservoir. On July 5, Royal announced their results