Radio Frequency XL (RF XL) Enhanced Oil Recovery

Acceleware Ltd.

  • Project Type

    Demonstration

  • Project Value

    $16,100,000

  • Project Status

    Active

  • Location

    Calgary and Alberta Oil Sands

  • Funding Amount

    $5,000,000

Acceleware will complete a commercial scale pilot test of its patent pending RF XL electromagnetic heating technology that has the potential to significantly reduce oil sands production costs, while also reducing GHG emissions and eliminating external water use. This game changing technology uses radio waves to heat the water already present in the reservoir to efficiently mobilize heavy oil and bitumen. RF XL requires no chemicals or solvents, no external water, requires a smaller surface footprint, and can reduce GHG emissions by 50-100%. Project developers estimate the potential exists for capital and operating cost reductions in the range of 70 and 40 per cent respectively when compared to Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD).