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Imperial Helium is a mid-tier Canadian company competing with major global players in the helium market. Unlike our early stage helium competitors, we’re sourcing high-value helium opportunities that are ready to extract, separate, and sell.

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  • Historic discovery in Alberta, Canada with over-looked Helium
  • Multiple re-enterable well bores
  • >25 Square Miles Area
  • Helium ~0.6%, anticipate a uniform reservoir
  • >1BCF Recoverable Helium
  • Ability to sell or flare co-located natural and waste gases

Strategic Alliance

One of our defining principles is being best in class and partnering with like-minded external service providers. This will give our shareholders an amplified return on capital. Imperial Helium is working with best-in-class partners to solidify a strategic alliance and we look forward to bringing you further information on this.

Development Plan/Strategy

The scope of opportunities in front of Imperial Helium


Total oil and gas wells in Alberta and British Columbia - as indicated as dots on the map


Total wells with gas analysis


Total wells with ≥0.5% helium

The Strategy

Imperial Helium has developed a proprietary database of existing helium bearing well bores that are being evaluated for acquisition. Our targeting is focused on wells with proven concentration of helium and existing infrastructure. The analytical geoscience and engineering approach undertaken to source these helium opportunities eliminates the fiscal risk of finding uneconomic concentrations of helium in the exploration process.

The Targets

Imperial Helium is focused on acquiring and seeking to produce helium from a concentrated scope of assets.

Shut-in Wells

  • Use our proprietary database to source and analyze target wells with a proven concentration of helium
  • Focus on wells with existing infrastructure to reduce capital requirements for production testing and resource definition
  • Production cash flow realistic within 24 months from acquisition

Producing Assets

  • Source gas wells that are currently in production with economic levels of helium concentration (≥0.5% helium)
  • Partner with the producer to integrate our helium separator plants into existing facilities
  • Capture a new revenue stream for all partners involved and, given the specialist skills within Imperial Helium and our alliance partners, capture the value in attractive time periods

Exploration Acreage

  • Whilst not the priority of Imperial Helium, our database has defined exploration plays that are in proximity to producing assets and shut-in well targets
  • Focus on acreage with accessible mineral rights and near-term development potential
  • Production cash flow realistic within 36 months from acquisition

Investor presentation

We Invite you to review our most recent presentation from December 2020.

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Leadership team


David Johnson

Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Johnson has more than 35 years of global, Canadian frontier, and Western Canadian exploration and production experience. He has previously worked for Shell Canada, ExxonMobil, Husky Energy, Kuwait Oil Company, KUFPEC, and a public international start-up, which he founded. Dr. Johnson has extensive business development, operations, geoscience research, and technical E&P experience covering 40+ petroleum provinces, with discoveries in Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Canadian Frontiers and the South China Sea.He currently serves as a Director for the Canadian Global Exploration Forum (CGEF), and a Councillor for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

David Robinson

Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Robinson has over 10 years of accounting and capital markets experience. He has provided audit, tax and consulting services to private and public companies for a number of years at MNP LLP before moving to the Telus Pension Fund as a senior analyst, where he gained significant exposure to equity portfolio management and commercial lending.

Mr. Robinson is currently the group CFO and a partner in Cronin Group, a natural resource focused merchant bank based in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Brad Hayes


Dr. Hayes is President of Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd., a geoscience consulting firm engaged by industry, government, and legal and financial organizations. He joined PRCL in 1996 after 15 years of exploration experience in operating companies, including Shell Canada and Canadian Hunter. Dr. Hayes has a high level of geoscience expertise in unconventional hydrocarbons, including oil sands, tight reservoirs, and shale plays in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and internationally.

He is an active member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) and served as its president in 2001. He currently serves as a Board member for the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) and recently completed his second three-year term as a Councillor for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta.

Kyler Hardy


Mr. Hardy has over 15 years of experience in the global resource sector where he has operated and advised. He has also brought venture capital, private equity, and strategic partners to the table. Mr. Hardy has founded and sold several resource focused businesses from services to extraction and development.

Mr. Hardy is currently the CEO of Cronin Group, CEO and Director of CloudBreak Discovery Corp, and Director and Non-Executive Chairman of Graycliff Exploration, among other private and public companies.

Senior Employees

Kyle Hookey

VP, Corporate Finance

Mr. Hookey has over 8 years of experience in international capital markets, consulting across the capital structure for corporate transactions and broad investment portfolio mandates. During his career, Mr. Hookey has advised individuals, private and public companies, primarily in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Hookey is currently a Partner of Cronin Capital Corp., a natural resource focused merchant banking group based in Vancouver, Canada, Chief Executive Officer of TSXV listed Gold Rush Cariboo and a Non-Executive Director of AQSE listed Imperial X Plc.

Michael Zubkow

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Zubkow has 45 years of professional experience, spending his initial 12 years as a structural engineer before transitioning to work in the petroleum industry in Western Canada. Previously, Mr. Zubkow has worked for Underwood McLellan, Dome Petroleum, Amoco Canada, Devon Energy, ConocoPhillips Canada, Penn West, and most recently Canadian Natural Resources.

Mr. Zubkow has extensive experience in drilling and completing petroleum and natural gas wells, building production facilities and infrastructure, and managing production operations. As such, he is uniquely qualified with respect to the development of the helium resource in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. He is currently a registered practicing engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).


Petrel Robertson

Technical Advisor


Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd. is a global petroleum geoscience consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta. PRCL offers technical and strategic exploration and development services to clients in more than 40 countries and in many of the major petroleum basins of the world. Petrel Robertson was founded in 1972 and was affiliated with UK-based Robertson Research International for a number of years. The current ownership and management team has nearly 100 years of domestic and international petroleum geoscience and strategic experience.


Cronin Capital

Financial Advisor


Cronin Capital is a natural resource focused merchant bank based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Cronin provides early to mid-stage resource businesses with intelligent capital, strategic advice, and access to a global network of financiers. Cronin works with management teams to deliver above average returns while building sound long-term business opportunities.


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