Economy, information technology, resource management
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Article # 15_2009 submitted on 04/20/2009 displayed on website on 04/28/2009
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pdf  Helium resource base in the world and the prospects of helium industry development
The basic data on helium production in the world, its scales and the major countries–helium producers are given. Particular emphasis is placed upon the qualitative composition of natural gases containing helium and the bases of its forecast. World helium reserves are estimated as of 2009 beginning with their differentiation by helium resource quality. It is shown that helium main reserves (resources) are concentrated in the natural gases of the Siberian platform in Russia and in the gases of the Midcontinent and Rocky Mountains in the USA. They are also present in small quantities in other countries. Particular attention is given to the necessity of taking the steps to protect high-qualitative gas-helium resources from losses in fuel utilizing or exporting Eastern Siberia natural gases in which helium is present as a component-admixture (
article citation Yakutseni V.P. Helium resource base in the world and the prospects of helium industry development // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2009. - V.4. - #2.- http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/3/15_2009.pdf