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Helix Exploration’s David Minchin eyes helium riches in Montana after oversubscribed IPO

ByAva Smith

Apr 11, 2024

–News Direct–

HeLIX Exploration PLC (LSE:HEX) chairman David Minchin joins Proactive's Stephen Gunnion following the company's listing on London's AIM market, a significant milestone for the company.

Minchin told Proactive that Helix Exploration is engaged in helium exploration in Montana, focusing on the Ingomar Dome, spanning over 16,500 acres. The company boasts a P50 resource estimate of 2.3 billion cubic feet of helium, with potential upside exceeding 6 billion cubic feet. This venture is substantially de-risked by historical drilling evidence of gas across target reservoir horizons. Notably, several formations have shown promising gas presence, setting a solid foundation for drilling activities slated for the third quarter of this year as the company aims for first production by end-2025.

Minchin said the Initial Public Offering (IPO) was notably oversubscribed, raising 7.5 million against a target of 3.5 to 5 million, leading to a market capitalisation of approximately 12 million. This capital will finance the drilling and appraisal of a well, alongside an extended flow test. The significant interest is partly attributed to CEO and founder Bo Sears, a renowned figure in helium exploration with over 25 years of experience in the field.

HeLIX Exploration aims to leverage the helium market's robust dynamics, highlighted by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% in helium prices over the past decade and high demand from both Chinese importers and US end-users, Minchin said. The company plans to position itself advantageously within this market, particularly benefiting from the US Chips Act, which is expected to boost domestic demand for helium due to increased semiconductor manufacturing.

Investors can anticipate several milestones in the near term, including the commencement of a scoping study, drilling activities in Q3, and the initiation of an extended flow test. These efforts are expected to culminate in significant developments towards the construction phase and the enhancement of HeLIX Exploration's project pipeline within the Montana helium fairway.

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