Vista performed the Pre-FEED, FEED and Detailed Engineering phases of a project to resolve process issues related to preparing product to meet pipeline specifications at a major SAGD facility. A change in diluent from naphtha to Southern Light Diluent resulted in true vapour pressure (TVP) problems in the process equipment, which Vista was called in to investigate and mitigate.
The project entailed significant operational, economic and environmental risks. These factors drove stringent schedule, budget, safety and quality targets for the project, all of which were exceeded by Vista. Additionally, the client benefitted significantly by Vista’s implementation of value improvement practices (VIPs) in technology selection, process simplification and waste minimization.