With increasing pressure on the industry to improve ESG performance, RF heating offers a path to zero emissions where it can rely on entirely renewable sources of power in addition to eliminating the use of fresh water . While the cost of such renewable sources has prevented it’s use on commercial scale, advances in RF heating technologies and in renewable power generation are making this concept a viable alternative for the near future.

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You may have read in our news releases or in our white papers that we are developing, jointly with GE Research, our own radio frequency (RF), ultra-high power converter system (patent pending). These are systems that take either DC or 60 Hz AC energy and convert it to RF energy that we then deliver to our underground RF XL system. You may have also heard that we have utilized silicon carbide (SiC) transistors to achieve unprecedented RF power levels and efficiencies. So why are we so excited about SiC transistors?

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Canada’s energy sector is one of the hardest impacted in the world. Our producing costs tend to be high, and our regulatory systems are some of the strictest in the world. As a result, Canada’s energy technology sector has become a well-respected hotbed for developing new technology. Challenges breed innovation. Canadian O&G companies have an opportunity to become world leaders in technology adoption for the new reality our industry faces.

In 2017, I retired from full time work as a VP for a major oil and gas producer in Calgary. It was the right time for me - it felt like I just kept dealing with variations on the same old issues. In the next phase of my career, I wanted to be involved with some things that had the potential to really change the way we did things. I was looking for the opportunity to make step-change improvements as opposed to the incremental, continuous improvement approach that I, and the industry, had been following.

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