Desert Mountain Energy is set to start drilling for helium in Arizona’s Holbrook Basin tomorrow.

The Canadian company said it is mobilising heavy machinery, equipment and supplies for the initial two wells of its helium drill programme.

Included are the drill rig, swivel, various bits, blow-out protector, air compressors, casing, wiring, cement mix and pumping equipment, etc.

Much of this equipment is now on site and being readied for the commencement of drilling, which is anticipated to be on or about tomorrow (Wednesday 17th June).

Drake Well Service, a highly experienced Southwest Regional drilling contractor that has been family-owned since 1963, has been contracted to drill the initial two wells.

A crew of nine is now on site, with overall supervision by Robert Rohlfing, the company’s Head of Exploration and Technical Operations. It is anticipated that they will be drilling on a 24-hour schedule.

According to Desert Mountain Energy CEO Irwin Olian, “Our drill programme is in excellent hands and we look forward to positive results this Summer.”