Weil Group pioneered the approach of seeking helium as the sole, target gas in its helium projects. It has employed unique research and algorithmic analysis techniques in locating significant, multi-BCF helium reserves. Weil evaluates optimal geological settings and gathers data through seismic acquisition, well control information and comprehensive pressure and production testing. Using sophisticated software tools to assimilate multiple data points for reservoir life, production flows and gas delivery rates, helium processing facilities are sized and commissioned to bring new supply to the market.
The Mankota Field is a large anticline located in Southwest Saskatchewan that Weil brought on production after acquiring shut-in wells that were drilled in the 1960s. Weil procured the helium purification technology from Germany’s Linde Engineering, commissioning the first ever Membrane – Pressure Swing Adsorption plant for the production of ‘Grade A,’ pure gaseous helium.
The Sapphire Field has high helium-bearing gas found in Ordovician carbonates and Cambrian sandstones. Test results coupled with extensive seismic over the structure, indicate this field as a meaningful helium resource in the Province of Alberta. The company expects to twin an existing well in 2020 and bring on additional production using membrane technology.
The Rudyard Field is located north of the town of Rudyard in Hill County, Montana. Production from the Field is from Ordovician and Cambrian fractured carbonates. The Field is located just east of the Sweetgrass Arch which represents the conduit for helium migration into Weil reservoirs.
Utah and Mid-Continent – Weil is currently obtaining production from gathering systems in the mid-continent, whereby Weil continues to ship significant liquid and gaseous quantities to foreign and domestic customers. Weil has various land positions and strategic alliances in both of these regions at various stages of development. Weil is evaluating several other fields to determine the extent of their helium resource potential from both new drilling and existing gas production.
Weil Group owned and developed the project during which time >0.6 BCF of helium reserves were proven. Weil divested of the project in early 2018, realizing significant investor returns to focus its capital on more imminent helium production projects.