Acceleware kicked off the drilling and completions program of the commercial-scale RF XL pilot project at Marwayne, Alberta in August 2021. Akita Drilling Ltd.’s Rig 29 moved onto the Marwayne site August 9, 2021.
The RF XL producer well was spudded on August 12, 2021, followed by the heating well on August 13, 2021. Minor supply-chain delays were experienced in September 2021, all of which were subsequently resolved. Required materials have since been received and QA/QC'd (quality assurance and quality control) and are ready for deployment.
Acceleware secured Akita Drilling Rig 34 to drill the heating laterals - the rig moved onto the Marwayne site on November 1, 2021, and resumed drilling on November 6, 2021. Facility installation will commence immediately upon drilling completions, and RF XL heating is slated to start shortly after final commissioning.
While the initial heating phase is planned for approximately six months, this period may be extended to allow Acceleware to capture additional information on the efficiency and operation of the technology.