Helium One has started drilling operations at the Tai-2 exploration well at its 100% owned Rukwa Project in southwest Tanzania.
Tai-2 is the second exploration well targeting the Tai prospect, and is located ~20m from Tai-1 and utilises the same drill pad.
Tai-1 has de-risked the Rukwa Basin by proving a working helium system and the drilling at Tai-2 will test one of several targets highlighted for additional exploration following positive results from Tai-1, according to Helium One.
David Minchin, CEO of Helium One, said, “Having proven a working helium system with Tai-1, Helium One have substantially de-risked the Rukwa basin. Demonstration of seal and reservoir, as well as helium shows at multiple stratigraphic levels, indicates a working system in which free helium gas is waiting to be discovered. Helium One maintains 100% ownership of licences at Rukwa covering approximately 3,500km2 in what must now be considered the world’s premier basin for helium exploration.”