JWN - July 30, 2020
The effects and costs of climate change and other environmental factors are hastening a global energy transition in which the drive for the cleanest possible fuels is gaining momentum. It is becoming clear that environmental responsibility, sound economics and breakthrough technologies must be applied to the production of heavy oil and oil sands for both combustion and non-combustion uses.
Over A Barrel - A CHOA Podcast - June 26, 2020
Calgary is one of the most innovative cities in the world when it comes to energy. Today's show revolves around technology, innovation, and a cleaner future.
Crownsmen Energy - June 23, 2020
Acceleware is working towards a cleaner future for oil sands and heavy oil production. They have developed RF XL. Acceleware's RF XL is a transformative innovation that uses radio frequency ("RF") energy to heat and mobilize heavy oil and bitumen, resulting in dramatically cleaner and lower-cost production relative to traditional steam-based processes such as steam-assisted gravity drainage ("SAGD"). Mike Tourigny, VP of Commercialization and Laura McIntyre, VP of Engineering at Acceleware join Crownsmen Energy to discuss the technology and the future of the oil and gas sector.
Danielle Smith Show - May 22, 2020
After the announcement of our new test site and agreements with Broadview Energy, Acceleware's CEO Geoff Clark spoke with Danielle Smith from AM 770 CHQR about a cleaner future for Alberta oil.
JWN · Apr 24, 2020
The second annual Energy Excellence Awards (EEAs) program, presented by the Daily Oil Bulletin, uniquely recognizes energy excellence and focuses on the advancement of collaboration within Canada’s energy industry.
Canada West Foundation · Apr 20, 2020
Acceleware Ltd., a Canadian cleantech company based in Calgary, has found a way to improve heavy oil recovery while also dramatically reducing GHG emissions and freshwater use. Rather than relying on steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), Acceleware’s technology uses radio frequency heating – which they call RF XL – to heat the oil to temperatures at which it can be moved. Rather than an injector well, RF XL uses a transmission line that emits electromagnetic energy in the radiowave spectrum to heat the formation – in the same way a microwave oven does.
JWN · Feb 24, 2020
This article is part of a multi-part series that explores how innovation and technology are shaping the future of Canada’s oil and gas industry. The articles both stand on their own and also form part of a larger connected narrative that links important themes such as cleantech, collaboration, sustainability and economic development.
The first article of the series recounted the story of Acceleware, where entrepreneurs believe they have found the ‘holy grail’ of enhanced heavy oil and oilsands production.
Today, an interview with Geoff Clark, chief executive officer of Acceleware.
JWN · Jan 13, 2020
This article is part of a multi-part series that explores how innovation and technology are shaping the future of Canada’s oil and gas industry. The articles both stand on their own and also form part of a larger connected narrative that links important themes such as cleantech, collaboration, sustainability and economic development. In this first article, editor Deborah Jaremko dives into the story of Acceleware, where entrepreneurs believe they have the ‘holy grail’ of enhanced heavy oil and oilsands production.
JWN · Nov. 14, 2019
Acceleware Ltd. says it has successfully completed the largest assessment to-date of its prototype radio frequency converter, an important milestone in the commercialization process for its RF XL oilsands extraction technology.
CBC News · Mar 22, 2019
This week's federal budget includes $100 million for an Alberta-based energy consortium, and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says it's about time federal funds for a project like this came the industry's way, after it was snubbed by Ottawa's previous "supercluster" program.
JWN - March 14, 2019
Radio frequency oilsands technology developer Acceleware is branching out potential applications for its systems as it advances preparations for its in situ field pilot.
Last year the company announced an agreement with Prosper Petroleum to test its RF XL technology at the producer’s Rigel oilsands lease north of Fort McMurray.
InnovOil - Feb 28, 2019
Acceleware has developed a new radio frequency (RF) heating system, an update on previous versions that have been tested in Canada’s oil sands. Their version, RF XL, has been in development since 2010 after a supermajor asked them to troubleshoot some of their trials with RF heating.
JWN - Feb 2, 2019
Acceleware believes its RF XL heating technology will transform the heavy oil and oil production industries once commercialized.
JWN - Nov 18, 2018
Just four months after announcing a key deal with junior Prosper Petroleum to use the company’s leases to test its radio-frequency extraction technology, Acceleware Ltd. says it has new financial support from a “major oilsands producer.”
Daily Oil Bulletin - Oct 29, 2018
A planned field pilot testing radio frequency for in situ oilsands extraction has taken a step forward with the filing of its regulatory application.
Prosper Petroleum Ltd. is asking the Alberta Energy Regulator for approval of a 2,000-bbl/d commercial scale test of the technology near its planned Rigel SAGD project, located about 100 kilometres northwest of Fort McMurray. The proposed pilot is a partnership with Acceleware Ltd. that was announced this summer (DOB, Jul. 17, 2018).
JWN - Sep 28, 2018
Acceleware is ready to start site preparation for its test of radio-frequency in situ oilsands extraction after closing $10 million in funding from Sustainable Technology Development Canada and Emissions Reduction Alberta.
Digital Energy Journal - Aug 9, 2018
Field testing will 'commence immediately' on a new field test of RF heating for in situ oilsands extraction, partners Acceleware and Prosper Petroleum announced on 16th July.
JWN - Jul 18, 2018
Field testing will “commence immediately” on a new field test of RF heating for in situ oilsands extraction, partners Acceleware and Prosper Petroleum announced on Monday.
Daily Oil Bulletin - Jul 17, 2018
Just one month after receiving regulatory approval for the Rigel SAGD project, the property will “immediately” become a field test site for radio frequency heating technology.
JWN - Apr 11, 2018
A new patent has been granted to the developers of a technology that is expected to improve the economics and environmental footprint of oilsands operations by using radio waves to mobilize bitumen.
BNN - Nov 16, 2017
Acceleware, a Calgary-based firm ,has developed a bitumen and heavy oil recovery technology. The process results in production levels comparable to SAGD, while using less than half the energy. We hear more from Acceleware CEO Geoff Clark.
Cleantech Canada - Nov 6, 2017
From potentially game-changing oilsands extraction technology to new wastewater treatment systems, the projects are expected to create 300 jobs
JWN - Nov 3, 2017
A technology that is expected to improve the economics and environmental footprint of oilsands operations by using radio waves to mobilize bitumen has received $10 million in combined funding from Ottawa and the Province of Alberta.
JWN - Aug 18, 2017
Following a successful 1/20-scale field test earlier this year, Acceleware continues to invest in its radio frequency (RF) heating research and development for oilsands production.
JWN - Jun 13, 2017
Acceleware used an insulated tank containing an antenna assembly and wet sand, instrumented with thermometers at different locations in the sand, during early testing of its radio frequency heating technology. Image: Acceleware
JWN - Mar 26, 2017
A three–day field test of a radio frequency in situ oilsands technology has successfully met its objectives, allowing for plans to progress on a second phase commercial-scale pilot, Acceleware says.
Business Wire - Mar 14, 2017
CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 4th annual PROPEL Energy Tech Forum presented by CapitalRoad took place this month and featured a world-class energy technology showcase as 20 Presenting Companies, including three Alumni, took the stage at #PROPEL2017. The event brought together major energy businesses, key industry leaders, and saw over 40 investor and strategic firms, as well as over 45 entrepreneurial companies in the room.
JWN - Oct 26, 2016
Acceleware Ltd. has filed a new patent application which it says will improve the economics of and speed time to oil production for its proposed radio frequency (RF) XL heating technology. Similar to the principle of a microwave oven, the technology uses radio waves instead of steam to heat bitumen in situ.
Cleantech Canada - Jun 16, 2016
Acceleware says its radio frequency heating technology could replace steam-assisted extraction and drastically cut costs in Canada's oilsands
JWN - Jun 15, 2016
A consortium of oil producers will support new testing of radio-frequency technology to reduce oilsands costs and GHG emissions, Calgary-based Acceleware announced on Tuesday.
Pipeline News North - Jul 3, 2013
Maybe it isn't the typical tale of success in the Canadian oil and gas industry.
It doesn't begin with an oil find akin to the Turner Valley discovery that set the Alberta oil industry in motion, but starts with a small group of professors and graduate students at the University of Alberta searching for a level of computing power that was both necessary to their research and beyond their budget.