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Imperial Helium Completes Drilling Of The Second Well In The Steveville Project

August 31, 2021  |   by   General Imperial
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Calgary, Alberta – August 31, 2021 – Imperial Helium Corp. (“Imperial Helium” or the “Company“) (TSX-V: IHC) is pleased to announce it has successfully drilled, logged, and cased its second well, IHC-Steveville-2 (103/10-22-020-12W4), on its historic Steveville Helium asset, in South Eastern Alberta. The Company will commence completion and production testing of IHC-Steveville-2 upon finalizing completion and production testing of IHC-Steveville-1 (102/03-10-020-12W4).

IHC-Steveville-2, Imperial Helium’s second appraisal well of the Steveville structure reached a total depth of 1959m (PBTVD) and penetrated the crest of the structure, as expected. Preliminary petrophysical analysis of well-logs confirms the presence of a 133m section of the Beaverhill Lake Formation. The depth and thickness of the gas saturated intervals calculated from logs are in-line with pre-drill estimates and are consistent with those identified in the IHC-Steveville-1.

David Johnson, Director and CEO commented: “We are pleased to confirm that the preliminary results of IHC-Steveville-2 and IHC-Steveville-1 support the stratigraphic continuity and potential for reservoir continuity as previously observed in correlations among 13-22-020-12W4 (Steveville Blowout) and the 4 other wells to penetrate the Beaverhill Lake Formation over the Steveville structure. Upon completion of production testing of IHC-Steveville-1, we will commence production testing of IHC-Steveville-2 to appraise the reservoir quality and deliverability potential last demonstrated by the Steveville blow-out. We remain on schedule with our plan to complete an independent resource assessment of this our founding asset during the fourth quarter of 2021”.

About the Steveville Helium Property

Imperial Helium’s Steveville property is situated over a large basement dome feature with four-way closure. The property is approximately 200Km east of Calgary and 40Km northeast of Brooks where highways 544/876 cross the structure, providing easy access for drilling and development. The property includes land leased from Heritage Royalty Resource Corporation covering 24,635 hectares (95 square miles), with rights for natural gas (including helium) below the base of the Big Valley and Nisku formations.

In the winter of 1940, the first deep well to be drilled in the area was 13-22-020-12W4, which, owing to a mechanical failure on surface, resulted in the Steveville blow-out. The blow-out is estimated to have flowed at 50 MMcf/d for 100 days based on government well files and multiple articles published by the Calgary Herald in February and March, 1940. After the well was brought under control, drilling resumed followed by production testing which came in at six million cubic feet a day (6MMCf/d) of non-burnable gas (87% nitrogen 0.63% helium). Four subsequent wells, drilled exploring for hydrocarbons, 08-22-020-12W4 (1947), 14-11-020-11W4 (1953), 16-11-020-12W4 (1974), and 01-24-020-11W4 (2002) confirm the structure. Imperial Helium has acquired seismic to provide an improved understanding of the basement structure and select drilling locations.

About Imperial

Imperial Helium is focused on the exploration and development of helium assets in North America. Driven by Canadian geoscience and engineering expertise, in combination with its proprietary helium well database, the Company is developing its asset base to meet the growing global helium demand and supply shortfalls in the market. Imperial Helium’s operations office is based in Calgary, Alberta, and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “IHC”. To learn more about the Company and expand on the subject of helium, please visit www.imperialhelium.ca

For additional information please contact:

David Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

djohnson@imperialhelium.ca

+1-403-978-9878

David Robinson

Chief Financial Officer

drobinson@imperialhelium.ca

+1-604-308-2514

 

Imperial Helium Corp.
500, 736 8th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 1H4

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