Arizona Lithium Limited has selected Rhythm Engineering Inc. to oversee the drilling and completion engineering and supervision services for its Prairie Lithium Project’s upcoming drilling program in Canada.
It follows a comprehensive proposal review from the company and marks a pivotal milestone in Arizona Lithium Limited’s project located in Saskatchewan, Canada; which is one of Arizona Lithium’s key ventures alongside the Big Sandy Lithium Project.
The exploration initiative will focus on drilling into the Dawson Bay and Souris River Formations, two deeper zones identified as prospective for enriched lithium brine.
These formations, lying below the Duperow formation, have not been previously explored for their lithium potential.
The project has received well licences for the first two wells at Pad #1, with detailed planning already underway.
Field activities are scheduled to commence in Q2 2024, aiming to explore these new zones and support the production of lithium brines.
Arizona Lithium Managing Director Paul Lloyd said: “The drilling program is officially underway with the commencement of the detailed planning phase, with field activities to commence in Q2 of 2024.
“We were very impressed with the proposal from Rhythm Engineering Inc. and although we had a plethora of options, we are confident that Rhythm is the group capable of completing this key task with the highest speed and quality.
“We look forward to keeping the market up to date with field activities as well as long lead time purchases [and] orders in order to continue ticking the boxes to successfully start production of lithium brines in 2025.”
Arizona Lithium’s strategic planning extends to the development of wells designed to facilitate brine production from the Duperow Formation and the disposal of lithium-depleted brine.
The company anticipates the commencement of drilling activities on the prepared Pad #1 in the second quarter of 2024, with further drilling planned on Pads #2 and #3.
These efforts are expected to significantly contribute to the project’s goal of producing 6,000 tonnes of Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE), moving Arizona Lithium closer to its target of initiating lithium brine production in the first quarter of 2025.
Rhythm Engineering Inc. Engineering and Operations President Keith Simard P.Eng said: “We are tremendously grateful for this opportunity to work with Arizona Lithium on their Prairie Project. Our team looks forward to delivering the design and execution plans required to prove this world-class asset and help secure and develop a long-term source for lithium.