A client’s Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage project was not achieving nameplate oil production due to a lack of steam capacity. Vista was asked to evaluate the implementation of the required changes to allow additional steam to be injected into the current reservoir in order to achieve planned oil production.
Working within an operational project and other brownfield scenarios can pose challenges in the engineering and evaluation processes as available drawings and plans are often not up-to-date. Vista was able to provide a comprehensive evaluation and cost estimate to remediate the steam capacity issue in a relatively short period of time and under budget. Vista proposal included adapting a new design into an existing plant whereby the post debottleneck operation will have a new capacity to recycle waste water, thereby lessening the environmental impact of the project.