2021 Global Energy Show
Over its proud 55-year history, the Global Energy Show (previously known as the Global Petroleum Show) has served to unite the industry by bringing buyers, sellers, stakeholders, partners, CEOs, young professionals and the public together to share knowledge and fuel innovation in the ever-changing energy landscape.
Hosted in the energy epicentre of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, the Global Energy Show is the largest platform that allows for collaboration from all energy sources to showcase innovation and technology that combats the dilemma of matching the increasing energy demand with the need for a transition to a lower-carbon economy.
Thursday, September 23, 2021: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Technical Session - Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production & Enchanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
Acceleware to provide an update and initial results from the Marwayne RF XL Pilot of Acceleware’s RF heating technology.
Acceleware | Kisâstwêw will provide an update on the partnership created in November 2020 and insight into the vision and goals for the partnership for 2021 and beyond.
Technological advancements are making possible the electrification of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods for heavy oil and oil sands. Economic electrification means that we can stop burning fossil fuels to produce fossil fuels, instead enabling the use of green electricity - a critical step toward a clean energy transition and market growth.
To that end, Acceleware has planned a commercial scale pilot at its partner Broadview Energy’s Marwayne, Alberta site to validate its patented and patent-pending RF XL (Radio Frequency XL) system; an all-electric, highly efficient heating system that can be applied to economically and cleanly produce heavy oil and oil sands, and that can be deployed and become operational quickly.
The RF XL pilot project will start construction and heating in Q3 of 2021 to demonstrate how Acceleware’s RF XL technology functions at commercial scale in an operational environment, and is intended to prove out its heating capabilities as well as immediate and sustainable environmental, economic and social benefits, including:
- Significant operating and capital cost reductions;
- Half the energy required compared to SAGD, resulting in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of approximately 50%;
- Near-zero GHGs possible through direct or indirect use of renewable power;
- No fresh water use and no solvents required;
- Creation and maintenance of skilled, high-tech jobs; and
- Transition of jobs in the oil sector to good paying jobs in the new energy economy.
The objective of the project is to complete an in-reservoir test of RF XL’s dynamic transmission line technology. The test will be completed at consortium partner, Broadview Energy Ltd.’s Marwayne property, and will validate performance and efficiency of the technology.
In addition to potentially creating the means for a clean energy transition for fossil fuels, RF XL could be used as a heating engine for multiple other low carbon, clean-tech heating applications, providing a bridge to low-carbon prosperity for Alberta.
In November 2020, Acceleware established Acceleware | Kisâstwêw, a partnership with Saa Dene Group. Acceleware | Kisâstwêw merges two great cultures to drive the commercialization and adoption of Acceleware technologies, including RF XL. Acceleware’s culture of innovation is a match with Saa Dene Group’s deep experience, contacts within the Canadian energy industry, and desire for responsible growth.