Pads and pipelines have a vital role to play in the oil and gas industry. While wells lay the groundwork for extraction and production stages, pipeline systems facilitate shipping and transportation of oil and gas over long distances to end users.
Vista has a broad range of engineering experience with well-pad and pipeline projects. Our work includes the first-ever use of a Multiphase Flow Meter (MPFM) for the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), well-pad testing, artificial lift, and solvent injection, as well as other innovative solutions for well-pad conversion projects.
Vista understands the importance of designing these systems with requisite equipment to ensure better output and efficiency to clients.
Vista works with clients closely to offer fit-for-purpose pipeline and well-pad facility designs. We work with clients to develop templated designs that offer construction and operational efficiency.
Progressive Cavity Pumps (PCPs)
A type of positive displacement pump, Progressive Cavity Pumps (PCPs), or screw pumps, are used to pump viscous materials and have major applications within the oil and gas industry. They are used for providing artificial lifting solutions, worldwide.
Multiphase Flow Meters
Multiphase flow meters are used for measuring the flow rates of gas, oil, or formation water in pipelines. This information helps facilitate optimization and effective control of oil fields.
Solvent injection is one of the most viable heavy-oil recovery methods used in the oil and gas industry. It enhances the oil production rate by significantly reducing oil viscosity. Vista is experienced at developing fit-for-purpose engineering designs for solvent injection pads.
Electric Submersible Pump (ESP)
An Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) is another artificial lift method used for pumping liquids out of wellbores. The process consists of:
- Seal-chamber section
- Surface controls
- Multi-staged centrifugal pump
- Power cable
- Three-phase induction motor
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), or AC drives, have various applications for pipeline pumping. A type of motor controller, a VFD is mainly used in the pipeline industry to save energy and facilitate better pressure or flow.