Vista has extensive engineering design experience with grassroots conventional heavy oil facilities. Our capabilities include the development of:
As part of a long-term partnership with this client, Vista completed the detailed engineering design and procurement of a $3.5 million grassroots heavy oil treating battery processing 2,700-4,000 barrels of oil per day (BPD) or 430 – 635 m3/day of 15 API oil, featuring:
Vista also completed the detailed engineering design and procurement for the battery’s free-water knock-out (FWKO), test treater, and production satellite. The project was needed for this heavy oil battery expansion to handle 5,000 BPD or 800 m3/d of oil and 20,000 BPD or 3,200 m3/day of water, featuring:
Vista completed the detailed engineering design for a grassroots heavy oil treating battery processing up to 1,900 BPD (300 m3/day) of 18 API oil, featuring:
As part of a long-term partnership with this client, Vista completed the detailed engineering design of a grassroots heavy oil treating battery processing 4,000 barrels of oil per day (BPD) or 635 m3/day of 15 API oil, featuring:
Vista was also engaged to complete detailed engineering design and procurement of multiple battery expansions to this facility including the addition of:
In order to optimize the steam generation and fuel and power usage at a client’s in-situ toe-to-heel air injection (THAI) project, Vista undertook a study to evaluate the potential for combustion of low-BTU gas in the project’s on-site turbine.
The project was completed on time and on budget between February and July 2009.
Vista performed the detailed engineering design for a client planning to drill additional production wells at an existing conventional oil battery. Vista was contracted to design the emulsion tanks and related gas and fluid treatment and handling processes, as well as the piping from the production wellhead to the on-site tank farm.
The project was designed to meet the client capacity specifications of 300 m3/day of sour oil production as well as produced gas. The test and production tanks required 4-day production storage capacity.
As part of a long-term relationship with this client, Vista completed engineering studies, pre-FEED, FEED and detailed engineering design for a grassroots oil treating battery initially processing 3,000 barrels of oil per day (BPD) or 412 m3/day.
Vista was also engaged to perform subsequent expansion work to increase the production rate to 15,000 BDP or 2,060 m3/day. Features included:
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Project Experience Overview
Vista has extensive engineering design experience for conventional heavy oil facilities. Our engineering capabilities include the development of oil batteries, tank farms, satellites, and gathering systems, as well as utilities and offsites. We have also provided detailed engineering studies on conventional oil extraction and handling processes and optimization.
Oil batteries are groups of tanks interconnected to receive oil from wells. They remove water from the oil and treat the oil to decrease viscosity before it’s pumped into pipelines. Vista has extensive technical expertise in developing conventional oil batteries and satellites, with a particular focus on upgrading and debottlenecking projects.
Oil and gas facilities can generate large volumes of produced water containing organic and chemical compounds. This makes produced water treatment and management integral to the operation of conventional and heavy oil facilities. Deoiling and desanding equipment is used to remove oil and solids, which purifies and improves produced water quality, making it suitable for re-use in the facility.
Crucial aspects of oil processing, tankage systems are key to sustaining the long-term profitability of conventional oil facilities. While some tanks are used to store oil generated by a well, other tanks serve waste management functions.
To decrease operating costs for conventional oil facilities, proper strategies are required for the process of selecting and procuring equipment, goods, materials, and services. Vista’s approach to project execution is critical to the development of cost-effective procurement strategies.
Utility and offsite support facilities are important components of any well-designed conventional oil plant. Typical U&O systems contain:
Our unique truth-based industrial engineering execution model facilitates: