Acceleware Announces Additional Funding for Marwayne RF XL Pilot
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Calgary, Alberta – December 20, 2022 – Acceleware Ltd. (TSXV:AXE) (“Acceleware” or the “Corporation”), a leading developer of technologies targeting low-cost and clean extraction of heavy oil and bitumen, today announces that Alberta Innovates has provided a further $900,000 in non-dilutive grant funding for Acceleware’s RF XL pilot project at Marwayne, Alberta (the “Pilot”).
The Company continues to be pleased with progress at the Pilot to date, including recent progress on the heating well workover program. The workover program is in response to damage incurred to the fibre optic distributed temperature sensing (DTS) system in the heating well during a maintenance operation at the Pilot in late July 2022. Though not a core component of the RF XL technology itself, the DTS is important to data gathering and power regulation to ensure the system operates within specified parameters. In conjunction with the repair of the DTS, the Company will take the opportunity to remove and inspect certain downhole components of the RF XL system, to gain valuable information regarding the initial performance of the RF power transmission system. The Company’s workover plans included input and review from industry partners, sourcing replacement parts and securing service vendors. Upon completion of the workover, heating operations and further testing are expected to resume.
Numerous potential environmental benefits could be realized by oil sands and heavy oil producers deploying RF XL, once proven. Acceleware’s RF XL radio frequency heating technology generates near-zero GHG emissions when powered entirely by renewable electricity, nuclear, or other clean electricity. In addition, RF XL eliminates the need for fresh water, and requires less land use, offering a cleaner and more sustainable solution to meet the world’s growing demand for energy. For further information about the Pilot, to review prior news releases and learn more about Acceleware’s innovative RF XL technology, please visit the Company’s website at acceleware.com.
The Company anticipates providing further updates on the workover program as it nears completion.
Acceleware (www.acceleware.com) is an innovator of clean-tech decarbonization technologies comprised of two business units: Radio Frequency (RF) Heating Technology and Seismic Imaging Software.
Acceleware is piloting RF XL, its patented low-cost, low-carbon production technology for heavy oil and oil sands that is materially different from any heavy oil recovery technique used today. Acceleware’s vision is that electrification of heavy oil and oil sands production can be made possible through RF XL, supporting a transition to much cleaner energy production that can quickly bend the emissions curve downward. With clean electricity, Acceleware’s RF XL technology could eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with heavy oil and oil sands production. RF XL uses no water, requires no solvent, has a small physical footprint, can be redeployed from site to site, and can be applied to a multitude of reservoir types.
Acceleware and Saa Dene Group (co-founded by Jim Boucher) have created Acceleware | Kisâstwêw to raise the profile, adoption, and value of Acceleware technologies. The shared vision of the partnership is to improve the environmental and economic performance of the energy sector by supporting ideals that are important to Indigenous peoples, including respect for land, water, and clean air.
The Company’s seismic imaging software solutions are state-of-the-art for high fidelity imaging, providing the most accurate and advanced imaging available for oil exploration in complex geologies. Acceleware is a public company listed on Canada’s TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol “AXE”.
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The forward-looking information in this press release can be identified by terms such as “believes”, “estimates”, “plans”, “potential”, and “will”, and includes information about, the expected commercialization of RF XL, the expected cost of the RF XL Pilot, the amount of, and realized price for the oil produced at the RF XL Pilot, the timing of the execution of the RF XL Pilot, and the anticipated economic and societal benefits of the RF XL technology. Acceleware assumes that current cost estimates are accurate, simulations of oil production at the RF XL Pilot are accurate, the price realized for oil produced at the pilot remain at or near current levels, current timelines will not be delayed by either internal or external causes, that research and development effort including the commercial-scale test plans will result in commercial-ready products, and that future capital raising efforts will be successful.
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