Transworld Resources has an on-going helium prospect generation programme focusing on Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico where helium has previously produced to surface in high concentrations of between 2%-10% of the raw gas stream.
This programme has identified many prospects and leads in our initial focus area from analysis of existing gravity and aero-magnetic data combined with surface mapping utilising historical geological maps and well data. The initial focus area is in an area with historic nearby helium production and well tests confirming helium in multiple stacked reservoirs.
Helium (atomic number 2) is a colourless, odourless, non-toxic, inert (noble) gas and is the second lightest and second most abundant element (after hydrogen) in the universe. With the lowest boiling point of any element (-268.9°C or -452.1°F) and as a non-reactive gas (unlike hydrogen), it lends itself well to cryogenic applications such as cooling superconducting magnets in MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectrometers as well as being used as a shielding gas in welding and in semiconductor manufacturing where an inert atmosphere is required. Beyond this, its lightness and low reactivity allow it to be used for leak detection and purging/pressurizing rocket propulsion systems.