Helium Evolution Incorporated (TSXV:HEVI) (" HEVI " or the " Company "), a Canadian-based helium exploration and production company focused on finding, developing and commercializing assets in southern Saskatchewan, today provides an update on the second well (the " Second Test Well "), NAH Pinto Creek 01-01-06-10W3M, on farmout lands within Block 1 at Mankota in Saskatchewan.
The Second Test Well was drilled and fully funded by HEVI's farmout partner, North American Helium (" NAH "), pursuant to a previously announced farmout arrangement (see press releases dated October 21, 2022 , and June 28, 2022 ). After reaching total depth, NAH informed HEVI that the Second Test Well will be abandoned. NAH is expected to select its third licenced location on HEVI lands (the " Third Test Well ") by March 31, 2023 and spud the Third Test Well before June 30, 2023.
Concurrently, the Company is pleased to report that it has recently acquired over 500km of 2D seismic trade data over its exploration acreage to enhance the Company's technical work and selection of future drilling targets.
HEVI is well positioned to maintain financial flexibility given the Company benefits from five, to up to eight, wells that NAH will drill and fully fund, leaving HEVI with significant optionality to pursue other targets across the Company's 5.5 million acres of helium rights. The Company can also leverage NAH's extensive expertise, current data as well as future seismic data to help expand understanding of the play and further build out its existing technical work to support the selection of HEVI's future drilling targets.
About Helium Evolution Incorporated
HEVI is a Canadian-based helium exploration and production company holding the largest helium land rights position in North America among publicly-traded companies, focused on developing assets in southern Saskatchewan. The Company has over five million acres of land under permit near proven discoveries of economic helium concentrations which will support scaling the exploration and development efforts across its land base. HEVI's management and board are executing a differentiated strategy to become a leading supplier of sustainably-produced helium for the growing global helium market, offering a compelling opportunity for investors.
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