We are Innovators
Acceleware is an innovator of transformative clean-tech enhanced oil recovery technology founded in 2004 by renowned applied computational electrodynamics and radio frequency ("RF") expert Dr. Michal Okoniewski, and three colleagues.
Acceleware's drive for meaningful development, leadership in electromagnetic modeling, combined with our team's deep expertise in applied RF antenna design, have resulted in an innovation that can radically reduce the environmental impact of heavy oil and oil sands production around the world.
A Cleaner technology
Our newest product, RF XL, is a patented and patent-pending thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology that has been under development for over ten years. In that time, we have undertaken extensive simulation studies, lab and bench scale testing, and completed a successful 1/20 scale field test.
In 2016, Acceleware announced a partnership with GE Global Research to develop, prototype, test and commercialize revolutionary electronics for RF XL.
We have launched a commercial-scale pilot deployment that is expected to commence heating in 2020, followed by commercialization anticipated in 2023.
Our high-performance computing solutions support companies in the electronics, medical and energy industries. Acceleware's innovations include high-performance electromagnetic ("EM") modeling software and pioneering the use of a graphics processing unit ("GPU") as a computational platform. Our initial product, AxFDTD™, earned the distinction of being the first FDA-approved electromagnetic ("EM") modeling software to measure radio frequency ("RF") energy absorption by the body. Over the past decade, this software has been relied upon by cutting-edge companies such as Blackberry, Samsung, LG, Nikon, Merck, Boeing and Lockheed Martin with applicability in cell phones, wireless devices, aerospace, MRI and other medical imaging machines. It continues to be used in billions of dollars of product development annually and now provides the ability to accurately simulate the use of EM energy in oil production.
Over the past decade, our software has been relied upon by cutting-edge companies such as Blackberry, Samsung, LG, Nikon, Merck, Boeing and Lockheed Martin
Building on our software expertise, Acceleware developed advanced seismic imaging software, including a Kirchhoff Time Migration solution, followed by a Reverse Time Migration ("RTM") library, called AxRTM™. Acceleware subsequently introduced AxWave™ seismic forward modeling, followed by AxFWI™, which is the current ‘state-of-the-art’ full waveform inversion software. Our seismic imaging software solutions, are state-of-the-art for high-fidelity imaging, providing the most accurate and advanced imaging available for oil exploration in complex geologies.
Acceleware was founded in 2004 and pioneered the use of the graphics processing unit ("GPU") as a compute platform. The first product, AxFDTD™, continues to be sold to many Fortune 500 companies such as Blackberry, Samsung, LG, Nikon, Merck, Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
In 2008, Acceleware entered the seismic imaging market with a GPU accelerated Kirchhoff Time Migration solution, followed by a Reverse Time Migration ("RTM") library, AxRTM™ in 2009.
Acceleware identified a growing need to dramatically reduce the cost of production and the environmental impact of heavy oil and oil sands production. In 2010, Acceleware began working to develop new ways to apply RF energy to mobilize heavy oil and oil. With very promising test results, the company has been aggressively developing this game-changing innovation, working with several heavy oil and oil sands operators around the world.
In 2013, Acceleware introduced AxWAVE™, then AxFWI™, the current ‘state-of-the-art’ full waveform inversion solution in 2014.
Acceleware continues to expand the reach of these solutions by making them accessible via the cloud, starting with the AxWAVE seismic forward modelling application for survey design, and synthetic seismic modeling.
Having completed numerous tests and filed several patent applications for two different technology platforms between 2010 and 2015, Acceleware announced a partnership with GE Global Research in 2016 to further test and commercialize its patent-pending RF heating technology. We have launched a commercial-scale pilot deployment that is expected to commence heating in 2020, followed by commercialization anticipated in 2023.
Having identified changing environmental and economic priorities in the global energy sector, Acceleware commenced development of RF heating as a cost-effective, clean-tech solution for heavy oil and oil sands production. Although the potential for RF as an EOR technique had been contemplated as early as 1948, technological challenges and poor economic performance have hindered a viable path to commercialization – until now.
As part of Acceleware's RF R&D, we integrated our AxFDTD EM modeling platform with STARS reservoir modeling software from Computer Modeling Group to create AxHeat, an application that enables heavy oil producers to accurately model the impact of using RF heating to mobilize in-situ heavy oil reserves.
In 2010, we were engaged by a major US-based oil company to provide analysis on past RF heating tests and design input on future tests. Results and lessons learned from these tests led to Acceleware shifting focus and resources to developing an entirely new, proprietary and transformative approach to RF heating - RF XL.