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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.

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.

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. 

Acceleware believes its RF XL heating technology will transform the heavy oil and oil production industries once commercialized. This whitepaper describes the technical and operational details of RF XL, including:

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.”

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).

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From potentially game-changing oilsands extraction technology to new wastewater treatment systems, the projects are expected to create 300 jobs

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Acceleware says its radio frequency heating technology could replace steam-assisted extraction and drastically cut costs in Canada's oilsands

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.

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.

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