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 NIELSEN P.Eng

PRINCIPAL / PRESIDENT

Donovan is a Professional Engineer with vast experience in the oil and gas industry. Donovan brings vision and leadership to his team and the solutions they provide. Through his many years in engineering, procurement, and project management, he has executed several successful projects ranging from smaller installations to projects in excess of $500 million.  Donovan provides relevant experience and a unique approach to Scovan and brings with him a proven track record for operational excellence and client satisfaction. Donovan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is a member of APEGA.

SCOTT PATTINSON P.Eng

PRINCIPAL / VICE-PRESIDENT

Scott is a Professional Engineer with extensive expertise in the process design of oil and gas facilities, thermal projects and detailed equipment design for the energy 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. Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary. He is a member of APEGA and APEGS.

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 numerous 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.

MARTIN SAN JOSE, C.E.T.

MARTIN SAN JOSE, C.E.T.

DRAFTING MANAGER

Martin has spent a decade in Oil & Gas and just as many years participating in the Calgary Corporate Chall

MARTIN SAN JOSE, C.E.T.

DRAFTING MANAGER

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 de

EVA HOANG

PIPING DESIGNER

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 ut

OLIVER KOHLHAMMER, P. Eng

ENGINEER

VALERIE STEWART, MBA

VALERIE STEWART, MBA

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

VALERIE STEWART, MBA

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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 de

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 cha

WILLIAM WONG, 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 Techn

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 C

KEVIN VAN VLIET, B. Comm

BUSINESS MANAGER

LINDSAY MACDONALD

LINDSAY MACDONALD

ADMINISTRATION

Lindsay provided procurement and cost reporting services for Pengrowth Lindbergh’s Pilot & Phase 1 SAGD

LINDSAY MACDONALD

ADMINISTRATION

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 a

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 signif

NIRAJ BEDEKAR

ENGINEER

RIENZIE FERNANDO

RIENZIE FERNANDO

PIPING DESIGNER

In addition to leading a team to execute, design, manage and maintain a high level of accuracy and efficiency,

RIENZIE FERNANDO

PIPING DESIGNER

CHRISTOPHER STUART

CHRISTOPHER STUART

PIPING DESIGNER

During his 5 years at Scovan, Christopher has designed a variety of skids, modules and packages. He has worked

CHRISTOPHER STUART

PIPING DESIGNER

JEAN-PAUL LOWE

JEAN-PAUL LOWE

LOGISTICS

JEAN-PAUL LOWE

LOGISTICS

NIMA PEYDAYESH, P. Eng

NIMA PEYDAYESH, P. Eng

ELECTRICAL MANAGER

NIMA PEYDAYESH, P. Eng

ELECTRICAL MANAGER

KIM DAWSON, P. Eng

KIM DAWSON, P. Eng

ENGINEER

KIM DAWSON, P. Eng

ENGINEER