Leading Change Toward A Sustainable Future


The energy industry stands at the crossroads of progress and responsibility. With global attention on climate change, stakeholders demand responsible practices. As a leader in the artificial lift market, Estis is at the forefront in shaping a more sustainable energy industry.



Chad Roberts, CEO of Estis, succinctly captures this approach: “Innovation is culturally ingrained in our business. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword; it’s about ensuring the longevity of the business and its employees.” Every step along the way, from product development to implementation, we ask the critical questions: How can we leave the world better off? How can we reduce our footprint?


Estis walks the talk about sustainability:

1. Resource Efficiency: Throughout the organization, we take steps to actively reduce power usage. Recycling programs and risk mitigation strategies are integral to our supply chain management. Additionally, we’ve incorporated emissions reduction systems on all eligible units in our fleet.

2. Emission-Reduction Solutions: We aim for zero fugitive methane emissions in our lift technology. Our patent-pending, methane emissions reduction systems set a new standard, ensuring our customers have the technology necessary to meet their emission commitments. One such technology can reduce fugitive blowdown emissions by 75% on average per unit during maintenance.

3. Continuous innovation: Fossil fuels will not be replaced in the near future – our industry is essential to powering homes and vehicles. That’s why we are committed to innovation, helping our customers provide the energy the world needs without compromising the planet. With six granted patents and five more developed in the last three years, we’re focused on delivering the most reliable and advanced artificial lift equipment.

Let’s take a look at some of the solutions that Estis provides to help our customers produce energy more sustainably.


Will Nelle, Estis’ Director of Technology and Innovation, brings the Estis philosophy to life: “Our minds are always thinking, ‘What’s next? What are the needs of the customer? What are these unmet needs? How can we solve those?’” Sustainability is built into the DNA of how this equipment was put together. It’s just the way that we do business. Nelle adds, “It falls in line with our tagline – RELIABLE. INNOVATIVE. EXPERT.” 

ceVac – Compressor emissions evacuator – deals with fugitive methane emissions on the compressor. This technology captures all the methane emissions that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere while the compressor is running and uses them as fuel to power the compressor.Estis-social-bubbles_v2

MRS – Methane Retention System – just as the name suggests, the MRS retains methane that would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere during a blowdown event. It’s an efficient and highly effective way to virtually eliminate these emissions.


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Paired together, the ceVac and MRS enable our customers to eliminate fugitve methane emissions from the compressor package. These systems turn escaping methane into useable energy. 

And as a demonstration of Estis’ commitment to a more sustainable energy future, these patent-pending solutions are built to be retrofitted not only to Estis compressor packages, but also to other brands – giving operators more opportunities to lower their carbon footprint. 


Will Nelle, Estis’ Director of Technology and Innovation, talks about our methane emission reduction technology



Our customers are telling us, “Your units do not leak.” 

These systems have been under development for years, and have been proven in the field. They are tested, cost-effective tools in terms of dollars per metric ton of CO2-equivalent mitigation. And that is important to our customers.

“We know that our producers are being pressured,” says Michael Carnes, Enterprise Director of Safety and Quality at Estis. “We want to be the industry leader in having the emissions reduction technology ready and available for them when they need it. We work very hard to put ourselves in a position where customers come to us for a solution.”

Jonathon Poe, Staff Facilities Engineer with Pioneer Resources, has seen the benefits with his own eyes:

“Our thermography team performed a leak survey a few days ago on a compressor which currently is operating with a new ceVac system. We could not find any emissions points on the unit during operations. This is great validation on the work your team is doing to commercialize closed vent technology for upstream field compression packages.” 

In short, this stuff works. 

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Estis employs cutting-edge thermal technology to thoroughly inspect and certify their equipment prevents fugitive emissions.  Thermal image taken with an Optical Gas Imaging camera.


THE impact: A cleaner world for generations

By pushing the status quo, together Estis and our customer base contribute to a cleaner environment. These emissions reduction and mitigation products align with a global imperative.

John Gatlin, Estis President, views the company’s sustainability efforts through a bigger lens, saying, “In a world where there’s a virtually insatiable thirst for energy, we are in a position to minimize the environmental cost of meeting that need. And our customers don’t have to compromise on performance to meet global standards.”

Estis is fixated on innovation and improvement, constantly watching out for the environment, and continuously innovating our emissions reduction and mitigation products. We’re ensuring that our solutions are leading edge when it comes to the technology that we deploy. And our plan is to continue to be a market leader around gas lift applications and artificial lift in general for decades to come.

As Estis CEO Chad Roberts emphasizes, “We’re rapidly bringing solutions to market that help solve the complex issues facing both the energy industry and the rest of the world.”