WE WROTE THE BOOK

Geology and Production of Helium and Associated Gases brings together several different theories and models on how helium is generated, migrated to the reservoir, and trapped from several geologic rock types not available elsewhere in one source.

  • Includes numerous case histories from locations around the globe
  • Features detailed discussions of exploration and production methods
  • Presents original, detailed geologic maps where helium deposits have been sourced
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Dr. Steven Tedesco

PRESIDENT/CEO RUNNING FOXES PETROLEUM

Running Foxes seeks to exploit existing oil and gas wells in areas of economic helium and is on the hunt for new assets where Oil, Gas, & Helium can be recovered. We are currently developing Helium processing capabilities in Colorado, Kansas, and Utah where our acreage lies atop known Helium reserves. 

"How the
Helium Shortage
Will Impact Your Healthcare"

CRYOGENICS

PROTECTING CRITICAL APPLICATIONS

Magnetic Resonance Imaging can occur only because Helium is able to cool down the superconducting magnets to the sub -516°F (-269°C). temperature required to generate images of the human body. No viable alternative for helium exists for many critical applications including cryogenics.

 

uses

Cryogenics to cool superconducting magnets
Lifting & Aerostatics
Welding & Metal Fabrication
Leak Detection (Gas Chromatography)
High-capacity Hard Drives in data centres (helium-filled drives boost capacity by 50% Barcode Readers, Computer Chips, Semiconductors in tablets and mobiles, LCD panels and Fibre-Optic Cables to connect the internet
Heliox mixtures to treat COPD, COVID, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, & Other lung disease, and to protect organs during surgery Purging Gas for NASA

Interview with Steven Tedesco, Running Foxes, on Helium Exploration. New Directions in Energy Series.

Susan Nash for LEARN! BLOG, Thursday, 16 April, 2020 American Association of Petroleum Geologists, AAPG
SEE INTERVIEW

prospecting

Running Foxes has spent considerable time surveying areas of known helium hotbeds and studying cases of recent discoveries in Tanzania & Canada to produce a prediction model of helium zones according to criteria for structure, reservoir type, geologic age, volume of carrier gases present, minerology, intermediate rock type, marginal thickness, distribution of diegetic faulting, gravity modeling, geochemical seeps, and geothermal flow. Dr. Tedesco briefly outlines RFP exploration heuristic in a recent interview with life wir We are currently focusing our efforts in Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Kansas, & Canada.

PROCESSING

Through a series of chilling and compression and expansion cycles, propane, butane, methane are condensed from natural gas and separated out leaving only Nitrogen and Helium. Finally the Nitrogen is removed. The helium is then processed to 99.999% purity, turned into a liquid and funneled to a tanker that contains a liquid nitrogen shell and a vacuum, ready for transport. Because of the cooling required to liquify gaseous helium, its limited availability, the complex and lengthy process to separate the helium from natural gas, and its storage requirements, it can be expensive. 

"Airlander 10:
Eco-friendly
airship aims to
operate flights
by 2025"

ENERGY TRANSFER & TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

planning for future generations

Lockheed and British company, Hybrid Air Vehicles, are two notable players investing in modern airships. Utilizing helium for 60-80% of its lift ability, these airships provide the safe and affordable delivery of oversized cargo and passengers to remote areas and across regional routes with 75% less emissions than a carrier of similar size. 

 

BE PART OF HELIUM'S FUTURE

Governments are looking into using Helium as a potential source for hydrogen fuel cells. With better surveying and knowledge of gas deposits on earth and on the moon, if it does become the next element to power civilization – we can be waiting with a supply.