A ground floor investment to prove and develop a new independent, pure play global helium reserve.
Replaces US BLM reserve with larger resource (Closes 2019). Provides security of supply to the world for this vital rare gas. Now listed on the critical materials lists of the USA & EU. The project is led by a unique team of global helium experts.
Helium is a global, US$4 billion industry and one of the world’s rarest gases, essential to almost all modern and future technologies that simply cannot run or be produced without helium. Semiconductor chip manufacturing is exploding already consuming 14% of all helium production and forecast to grow to 30% in the next 5 years.
MRI machines/cryogenics already consume 30%; NASA and commercial rockets cannot launch without helium. Space exploration is expected to grow 10 fold to a US$3 trillion industry over the next 30 years (Bank of America Merrill Lynch).
Our smart phones, smart TVs, computers and the coming automated vehicle revolution are a few examples of why helium is so critical to us all. None of the above would be possible without this amazing rare gas.
Demand continues to grow as new 21st Century technologies drive helium use.
Near-Term: Enabled by cheap access to space, internet reach to grow from 47% to 97% of the global population by 2024 through deployment of global broadband satellite constellations. Up to 12,000 low-earth orbit nano-satellites will be launched from 2019; this could double current internet revenues, sales of phones, computers and all other products containing microprocessors.
Longer-Term: One of the many new technologies is within reach of solving some of the biggest problems facing our planet – Fusion Power. First Plasma at ITER in 2025. If proven, global roll out from 2035 will replace fossil fuel burning power plants over the balance of the century. This will require a 4 fold increase in helium supply. Only helium can cool the reactor magnets that contain the 150 million degrees Celsius—10 times hotter than the core of the sun. Fusion would be lost for years, perhaps forever, unless a new major source of this rare gas is developed Already, this project involving 35 countries has invested $US20 billion.
95% of the world’s helium is sourced as a fixed-rate by-product from a small number of natural gas plants.
However the global helium supply chain has become something of a tinderbox, ready to ignite. Supply risks for this technologically vital element are mounting dramatically, as supply moves away from nearly 100 years of stable sourcing from the USA. This is significantly reducing security of supply, which will become concentrated in an oligopoly comprising Qatar, Russia and Algeria by 2027; this is a critical issue for this rare, essential industrial gas.
Prices have doubled in the last 10 years; Helium is now worth 40 times LNG.
The 100 year old method of extracting helium from natural gas wells containing tiny concentrations of helium – 0.3% to 0.5% – has served us well but is limited and it will not be enough to sustain growth in demand beyond 2030.
In the areas we have locked up in Tanzania we expect to find very large volumes. Already we have seeps of up to 18% at surface; this is almost 40 times the normal concentrations in the small number of natural gas fields that currently provide most of the world’s helium. The geology here has never been tested but is near-ideal for the large independent helium reserves needed to secure world supply.
We have already seen independent certification of helium resource estimates for the area (Certified Prospective Resources or CPRs) of 98Bcf, which if proven would represent 3 times the US BLM reserve at peak capacity or 20 years supply based on current global market demand.
We must start now to bring into play a global-scale, new generation, pure-play reserve, making helium the primary source product. It must be totally independent of natural gas. If not, the world will face increasing shortages and the potential loss of vital new technologies and all that they offer the world, in this century and beyond.
Thanks to the independent work of two of the world’s leading helium scientists (at Oxford and Durham Universities, UK), who took the initiative to search for alternative helium sources in 2015.
Noble Helium has secured 6115 km2 of what promises to be the most likely place in the world for a global-scale helium reserve, no longer an opportunistic by-product of natural gas.
This area could contain up to 100+ years supply.
Tanzania is where Noble Helium is one of two international developers
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While at both BOC and TNSC, Phil held executive positions that included general management and P&L responsibility for their global helium businesses. As VP, Global Helium at BOC, Phil led BOC’s Helium Business to a co-#1 worldwide position in the industry. Phil has been a frequent speaker on helium-related topics at industry conferences, has contributed to and authored numerous helium-related articles and has made important contributions to U.S. helium legislation passed in 1996 and 2013.
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