At Scovan, we generate positive results for our clients through our unique and innovative approach to engineering. Our dynamic company thrives on opportunity by providing solutions to complex problems and delivering breakthrough results with an impressive track record to back up our claims.

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In·no·va·tive
/ˈinə,vādiv/

Adjective  •  introducing new ideas; original and creative in thinking
synonyms: original, new, novel, fresh, unusual, unprecedented, avant-garde, experimental, inventive, ingenious, creative

Scovan is a state-of-the-art engineering firm that specializes in offering innovation and experience for oil and gas projects by providing engineering, procurement and construction management services. Work quoted is primarily based on the entire project scope – on a lump sum basis, not on engineering hours.

Our team works in harmony to discover new and innovative solutions that enable our clients to excel in the planning and implementation of their developments. It’s this open work environment that allows us to obtain outstanding results without adding significant protocol that often cripples large projects.

Want to see Scovan in action? Watch our video, click the link below.

Milestones

Since its inception, Scovan has created breakthrough designs through engineering, leading to a number of impressive achievements. Some of these are highlighted in our interactive chart below where you are invited to explore Scovan’s success from its humble beginnings to present day.

  • 2010
  • January 2010

    Founded

    Founded by Donovan Nielsen and Scott Pattinson, Scovan Engineering is born.

  • February 2010

    Incorporated

    Incorporated February, 2010.

  • March 2010

    First Project

    Awarded first project March, 2010.

  • May 2010

    First Office Lease

    First office lease May, 2010.

  • November 2010

    Team Grows

    Hired first full time employees.

  • 2011
  • June 2011

    First Full SAGD

    Awarded first full SAGD project (Pengrowth’s Lindbergh Pilot SAGD Facilities).

  • November 2011

    Moving Day

    Scovan moved offices to our current location, operating with a full floor of the Petex building.

  • 2012
  • March 2012

    First Commercial SAGD

    Awarded first commercial SAGD project (Pengrowth’s Lindbergh SAGD Facilities). Visit our Track Record section for a case study on Lindbergh with project info and video.

  • November 2012

    Acquired Strive Engineering

    Scovan acquired Strive Engineering and grew the team.

  • 2013
  • February 2013

    Started In-house IEC Department

    Scovan grows again in services and size; on this date we started our in-house IEC department.

  • June 2013

    Awarded First Full Gas Plant

    Awarded first full gas plant project by Crew Energy for their Wilder Facility. See more about our Conventional Oil & Gas Solutions here.

  • 2014
  • August 2014

    First International Project

    Awarded first International project by US Oil Sands for their Extraction Project in Utah. We will share more details on this project in time. Read more about US Oil Sands’ operations, from their August 2014 press release.

  • December 2014

    First Steam

    First Steam from First Commercial SAGD Project. Pengrowth’s Lindbergh SAGD product has been a great success. Check out our case study and project video.

  • 2015
  • May 2015

    Five Years

    Scovan celebrates five years with the initiation of their 300th project. Scovan has grown steadily in size and expertise.

  • 2016
  • March 2016

    Incorporation of Hive

    Hive Innovations – www.hiveinnovations.ca – The company was created to address a need within the industry for efficient developed solutions.

  • August 2016

    400th Project

    Scovan team reaches the company’s 400th project.

  • 2017
  • February 2017

    Launch of Fresh Fridays

    Teams and committees of Scovan personnel come together to advance our systems, processes and work life at Scovan.

Team·work
/ˈtēm,wərk/

Noun · the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient

donovan

DONOVAN NIELSEN P.Eng

PRINCIPAL / PRESIDENT

Donovan has been involved with the engineering, procurement, and project management of multiple SAGD Facilities since he graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Alberta. Donovan is a Professional Engineer with 10 years of direct experience in the oil sands industry. Donovan is able to provide relevant and recent project experience to Scovan and brings with him a proven track record for the execution of large projects.

scott

SCOTT PATTINSON P.Eng

PRINCIPAL / VICE-PRESIDENT

Scott has extensive experience with the process design of thermal projects and equipment for the in-situ oil sands industry. Prior to joining Scovan, Scott was the president and Founder of Pattinson Engineering Inc. Scott brings to Scovan a variety of experiences ranging from oil and gas energy producers, to packaging equipment for the oil and gas industry, to being a proven industry leader in process design.

We’ve recruited teams of in-house specialists who are involved in all aspects of a client’s journey, utilizing their expertise from day one of every process to ensure success. While Scovan has over 70 members of staff who are all worthy of mention, we have selected just a few employees as a snapshot of our team to highlight here.

EVA HOANG

EVA HOANG

PIPING DESIGNER

Eva is a proven team player in and out of the office, participating in Calgary Corporate Challenge. She has designed pipe rack modules, sales skid, risers and flare system piping for Nuvista’s Wapiti Compressor Station as well as pipe rack modules, heat medium, inlet, and fuel gas skid, flare system piping for Peyto’s Swanson East Gas Plant.

EVA HOANG

PIPING DESIGNER

ANTHONY BLUNDON, C.E.T

ANTHONY BLUNDON, C.E.T

ELECTRICAL DESIGNER

Anthony is an east coast boy who has worked on a number of very western projects – as the lead electrical designer for Crew Energy’s Wilder Gas Plant and as network system designer for Pengrowth’s Lindbergh SAGD facility. His down time is spent reading, playing guitar as well as building them, mountain biking and coaching his kid’s soccer team.

ANTHONY BLUNDON, C.E.T

ELECTRICAL DESIGNER

WILLIAM WONG, P. Eng

WILLIAM WONG, P. Eng

ENGINEER

In his spare time, William is a Beakerhead competing in science and technology challenges. He also loves a challenge at work and has utilized his B. Sc degree in Mechanical Engineering to be involved with projects including multiple northern BC Gas Plant and Compressor Stations; Connacher Great Divide and Algar SAGD facilities, and the Pengrowth Lindbergh Pilot SAGD and Lindbergh SAGD Phase 1.

WILLIAM WONG, P. Eng

ENGINEER

OLIVER KOHLHAMMER, P. Eng

OLIVER KOHLHAMMER, P. Eng

ENGINEER

Oliver earned his P.Eng after graduating U of A with a B. Sc in Mechanical Engineering with Distinction. He utilized his talents on Pengrowth Lindbergh Phase 1 as Project Manager in addition to being involved with multiple other SAGD facilities. He volunteers with youth development programs and enjoys riding his mountain bike and snowboarding.

OLIVER KOHLHAMMER, P. Eng

ENGINEER

GALINA KAZAK

GALINA KAZAK

DOCUMENT CONTROL

Galina is a graduate of Russia’s Komsomolsk State University earning a Bachelor’s in Linguistics and Technical Translation. She has proved herself on such projects as Lindbergh SAGD facility, Crew Wilder Gas Plant, US Oil Sands and the new EDMS (Electronic Document Management System). She enjoys taking part in team events such as the Big Bike Challenge and Corporate Challenge.

GALINA KAZAK

DOCUMENT CONTROL

KEVIN VAN VLIET, B. Comm

KEVIN VAN VLIET, B. Comm

BUSINESS MANAGER

Kevin provides support for Project Controls, Document Control, Human Resources, Contracts, and all types of Corporate Affairs. He has been instrumental in helping expand the company by successfully establishing and managing programs essential to a growing organization working on large-scale projects. Kevin holds a CHRP designation and a B. Comm from U of A.

KEVIN VAN VLIET, B. Comm

BUSINESS MANAGER

MATTHEW HOBLAK, P. Eng

MATTHEW HOBLAK, P. Eng

ENGINEER

Since Matt earned his B. Sc in Mechanical Engineering at the U of C he’s been keeping pretty busy, working as Project Manager for the Proper Rigel SAGD and Osum Orion Phase 2 SAGD facilities. Away from work he’s just as energetic, playing hockey, baseball and golf or traveling the world.

MATTHEW HOBLAK, P. Eng

ENGINEER

NIRAJ BEDEKAR

NIRAJ BEDEKAR

ENGINEER

With a Bachelor’s in Instrumentation Engineering, Niraj has a diverse Oil & Gas background making significant contributions in areas including; Plant Operations and Maintenance; Detailed Engineering for Refinery / Petrochemical plants and Basic Engineering Design of Process Technologies. Niraj also received the ICONS Award for Immense Contribution of Noteworthy Significance.

NIRAJ BEDEKAR

ENGINEER

BLAINE OWEN

BLAINE OWEN

ELECTRICAL MANAGER

Having spent over a quarter-century in the industry, you could say that Blaine has been there, done that. In addition to being an Inter Provincial Journeyman Electrician, he holds a Master Electrician Certificate, a SAIT diploma for Industrial Electronics Technology and successfully completed AMEC Managing for High Performance and Effective Leadership from AMEC Academy.

BLAINE OWEN

ELECTRICAL MANAGER

LINDSAY MACDONALD

LINDSAY MACDONALD

ADMINISTRATION

Lindsay provided procurement and cost reporting services for Pengrowth Lindbergh’s Pilot & Phase 1 SAGD Facilities and the Osum Orion Plus Program. She is also part of the SKILS (Share, Knowledge, Innovate, Learn, Success) Team. As a dedicated Scovan employee, Lindsay is appreciated by vendors and clients alike, and enjoys volunteering for Canadian Blood Services, Calgary Drop-In Centre and the Mustard Seed.

LINDSAY MACDONALD

ADMINISTRATION

RIENZIE FERNANDO

RIENZIE FERNANDO

DRAFTING

In addition to leading a team to execute, design, manage and maintain a high level of accuracy and efficiency, Rienzie has also been involved in designing gas plants, SAGD Facilities and compressor stations. He was the project design lead for the Lindbergh SAGD Pilot Facility and is lead on the Lindbergh SAGD Facility (Phase 1 & 2). Currently Rienzie is supporting the development of drafting & design standards and procedures.

RIENZIE FERNANDO

DRAFTING

MARTIN SAN JOSE

MARTIN SAN JOSE

DRAFTING

Martin has spent a decade in Oil & Gas and just as many years participating in the Calgary Corporate Challenge and Beakerhead. In his five years with Scovan he’s been involved in the design of the Pengrowth Lindbergh Phase 1 SAGD Facility, leader of the Scovan SKILS team, and Martin is currently the Mechanical Project Design Lead on all ABC Projects.

MARTIN SAN JOSE

DRAFTING

CHRISTOPHER STUART

CHRISTOPHER STUART

DRAFTING

During his 5 years at Scovan, Christopher has designed a variety of skids, modules and packages. He has worked on Lindbergh Phase 1 and Phase 2, Lindbergh Well Pads, Wilder Gas Plant, Osum Orion Expansion and embraced the development of the Scovan/Hive Well Pad Template. Christopher is heavily involved in developing Scovan’s Mechanical/Structural/Civil drafting and design standards.

CHRISTOPHER STUART

DRAFTING