Hard-extracted reserves, unconventional hydrocarbon sources
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Yakutseni V.P.
Article # 11_2014 submitted on 02/19/2014 displayed on website on 03/14/2014
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pdf  World helium resources and the perspectives of helium industry development
The data on helium production in the world, its scales and the major countries–helium producers are presented. Particular emphasis is placed upon the composition of helium-contented natural gases. World helium reserves related to helium resource quality are estimated as of 2009. It is shown that helium main resources (reserves) are located in natural gases of Russian Siberian platform and in gases of the Midcontinent region and Rocky Mountains in the USA. Helium resources are also present in small quantities in other countries. Particular attention is given in Russia to the necessity of taking steps to protect high-qualitative gas-helium resources from losses during fuel processing or exporting Eastern Siberia natural gases in which helium is present as a < 1% component.

Key words: helium, gases with high content of helium, helium sources, consumption volumes, helium resources, helium-gas-storage.
article citation Yakutseni V.P. Syr'evaya baza geliya v mire i perspektivy razvitiya gelievoy promyshlennosti [World helium resources and the perspectives of helium industry development]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2014, vol. 9, no. 1, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/9/11_2014.eng.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/11_2014
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