The Arizona Oil & Gas Conservation Commission has approved permits for two new wells in the Holbrook area, reportedly to evaluate helium potential. State permits #1194 and #1195 are posted on the AZOGCC website. The permits were issued to Ranger Development LLC, based in Ft. Worth, Texas.
The well proposed in Sec. 33-20n-26e is located in the old Pinta Dome helium field [right, from AZGS report "Oil, Gas and Helium in Arizona: Its Occurrence and Potential," 1961]. The well in 31-20n-27e is located in the old Navajo Springs field.