Global Helium has started a remote sensing study across its 1.5-million-acre land based located in Southern Saskatchewan’s helium fairway.

Confirming the commencement on Tuesday (8th Feb), the helium exploration firm said the programme include reprocessing and analysis of aeromagnetic and gravity surveys.

Airborne magnetometer surveys have been used since the 1950’s and map underground magnetic field variations to assist in the identification of subsurface lithology and structural uplifts.

Magnetic variations have a direction and a magnitude which allows interpretation of the geometry and depth of rock bodies that can host gas.

Gravity surveys identify subsurface density contrasts and identify lithological differences. Mapping the distribution of gravitational field anomalies is commonly used to improve the imaging of potential structures and formations that are critical to helium exploration.

Through carrying out the above, is hoped Global Helium will be able to quickly evaluate large areas of land and identify potential structs over its extensive land base.

Once gathered, data will be calibrated against known structures, legacy discoveries at Mankota, Swift Current, and Battle Creek as well as other discoveries previously announced by industry participants.

Wes Siemens, President of Global Helium, said, “We are considering conducting more detailed gravity and aeromag studies at finer grid spacing using both surface and airborne technologies such as drones in both Canada and the US.”

“The gravity and aeromagnetic programme is another key step in meeting our near-term strategic priorities to (i) expand our Saskatchewan land holdings, (ii) use technologies to identify high quality prospects and advance those prospects to the drill stage, and (iii) the identification and capture of new, major prospects in the US.”