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    How to Become a Best Managed Company in Canada

    2018 Update Note to reader: this post was initially published in 2017 when Vista first became a Gold Standard winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. Vista maintained this Best Managed status in 2018, our fifth consecutive year being recognized by the program. 2017 Winners Announced The latest winners of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program […]

    Safe Holiday Driving – Not Just About Drinking [Are you Prepared?]

    Safe Holiday Driving Tis the season to have fun and relax. Tis not the season to take chances on the road. Safe holiday driving is an important part of making it through the Christmas break without trouble. has a helpful post offering several drinking and driving safety tips. Most of it is common sense […]

    What Wolfcamp Formation Discovery Means for Alberta

    Wolfcamp Formation Discovery: 20 Billion Barrels The Wolfcamp shale formation is found in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin province. Last week, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced its assessment of the Wolfcamp formation at 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 billion cubic feet of natural gas. These findings make Wolfcamp […]

    Gas Processing 101 with Gas Expert Shane Torwalt

    Gas Processing 101 Gas Processing 101 is a free course offered to Gas Processing Association Canada (GPAC) members. As part of its mission to provide educational gas processing resources, GPAC hosts Gas Processing 101 course to provide members a comprehensive source for information about the gas processing industry, with a particular focus on Canadian production […]

    4 Ways to Engineer Lower Oil Sands Project Costs

    World Heavy Oil Congress We’re pleased to announce Project Manager Patrick Reilly will give a technical presentation at the upcoming World Heavy Oil Congress on how Vista successfully completed the oil sands industry’s largest and most comprehensive implementation of a digital engineering environment. The 30-minute presentation will include an overview of the results achieved by Vista on […]

    10 Stampede Safety Tips

    It’s that time of year again: plaid shirts, cowboy hats and boots will be the uniform of choice for Calgarians and out-of-towners, and free pancakes and maple syrup will flow through the streets of Calgary! Happy Calgary Stampede, everyone! To help you stay safe through these rambunctious ten days, following is our top ten list – […]

    Vista Supports Young Minds

    Vista sponsored the 2016 Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) in April and recently received a nice surprise in the mail: hand-written thank you notes from participants. We enjoyed reading the notes and learning about the many interesting projects from the fair. This year, the CYSF was the largest regional science fair in Canada, with over 900 […]

    Make safety a habit! Comment for a chance to win.

    Update: due to the devastating wildfires in northern Alberta, we’ve cancelled this contest and will instead contribute the prize value to the Canadian Red Cross. Thank you for your understanding. “I work safely because…” In celebration of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week, Vista Projects would like to give you the opportunity to win a $50.00 […]

    Production is king: Keith Scott recalls 26 years with Vista

    On January 26, Vista shareholders past and present gathered to remember the long and fruitful career of Keith Scott, a project manager of over 25 years’ standing who has recently retired. Keith’s tenure with Vista dates back to the early days when the company was a small “boutique” engineering outfit. He had worked with Don […]

    Bashar Hussien discusses industry and market in Energy Processing Canada magazine

    An exclusive interview with the chief executive officer (CEO) of Vista Projects, Bashar Hussien, appears in the most recent issue of Energy Processing Canada magazine. In the two-page piece, Hussien discusses Vista’s unique position as an independent, Canadian-owned EP firm in the energy engineering market: “We’re proud to be independently owned and operated … Many […]