• Commitment to Excellence

Company History

The Beginning of Great Things

Our journey traces back to 1987 when Accutech Limited, a small engineering firm, was founded in Calgary, Alberta. Initially, our focus was on supporting small cap exploration companies in British Columbia and Alberta. However, our dedication to quality and client satisfaction quickly led us to expand our services to include midstream client needs such as engineering design, land acquisition, and regulatory affairs.

1987

A Significant Milestone

In 2003, Grey Owl Engineering acquired Accutech Limited, marking a significant milestone in our evolution. With this acquisition, we broadened our scope to encompass the entire Canadian Western Sedimentary Basin (CWSB), attracting projects from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Over the years, GOE has been at the forefront of engineering, facilitating the tie-in of over 1000 wells and hundreds of oil & gas facilities.

2003

The Legacy Lives On

Our development from a small engineering firm to a prominent player in the Canadian energy landscape is a testament to our commitment to excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction. We look forward to continuing our legacy of delivering high-quality engineering solutions that drive success in the oil and gas industry.

Today

Meet the Leadership Team

The Driving Force Behind Our Success

dean quirk

Dean Quirk P.Eng.,President

Dean brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as President of Grey Owl Engineering, a position he has held since 2010. With a solid foundation built over 20 years in the Canadian oil and natural gas industries, Dean’s journey within Grey Owl is marked by significant contributions and accomplishments. Dean’s tenure with Grey Owl began in 2003 when he assumed the role of Vice President, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s direction and success. Over the years, he has overseen the execution of numerous projects, leveraging his technical proficiency and project management acumen across a diverse range of oil, water, and gas facility and pipeline developments. Beyond his technical prowess, Dean has distinguished himself as a mentor, guiding and inspiring the next generation of engineers and technologists within the organization. His exceptional understanding of the conventional oil and gas industry, honed through years of hands-on experience in engineering design and construction, has been instrumental in driving Grey Owl’s growth and success, a testament to his commitment to fostering talent.

Ryan Eros VP Operations

Ryan’s tenure at Grey Owl Engineering spans over two decades, marking him as a cornerstone of our team since 2007. As a Principal, Ryan brings a wealth of experience in project management within the oil and gas industry and a talent for leading multi-disciplinary teams to success. With a focus on excellence, Ryan oversees a diverse portfolio of projects, ranging from single-well tie-ins to comprehensive development programs, including Deep Cut Gas Plants. His deep understanding of project management principles and his hands-on approach have been instrumental in delivering successful outcomes for clients and Grey Owl Engineering. With over 22 years of experience in the Canadian oil and natural gas industries, Ryan has earned a reputation for dependability and a commitment to quality and high performance. He is recognized as a champion among his clients and peers, consistently striving to exceed expectations and drive excellence in every project he undertakes.

Kevin Boughen P.L. (Eng.), P. Tech (Eng.) VP Engineering

As a principle of Grey Owl Engineering and with more than 18 years of experience in the Canadian oil and gas industry, Kevin is a problem solver and brings a wealth of expertise to his role. Kevin specializes in managing and executing projects with substantial capital investments exceeding 300 million dollars. His experience in the midstream industry has driven many successful projects for our clients through scope definition, optimization, cost reduction and execution efficiencies in both the design and construction phases. Kevin leads a technical team comprising of engineers and technologists from various disciplines, overseeing project execution from inception to completion to ensure client value is achieved throughout the project life cycle. Kevin has project management experience in both Canada and the United States with extensive fabrication and onsite construction experience in both regions for pipeline and facility projects. Kevin is a graduate of the SAIT Chemical Engineering Technology program and holds the designation of Professional Technologist P. Tech (Eng.) and Professional Licensee P.L. (Eng.) in both Alberta and British Columbia. He is an active member of ASET, APEGA and EGBC demonstrating his commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct in his field. Kevin’s dedication, expertise, and leadership make him an integral part of Grey Owl Engineering, driving excellence and success in every project he undertakes.

Dr. Stephen Ramsay P. Eng., Senior Specialist

Dr Ramsay brings a wealth of expertise and experience to his role as Senior Specialist at Grey Owl Engineering, which he has held since 2009. With over thirty years of involvement in consulting, teaching, and research related to the oil and gas industries, Stephen is a recognized authority in water and pipeline engineering.At Grey Owl, Dr. Ramsay has been involved in every aspect of the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of pipelines in Alberta and internationally, spanning over 35 countries. His comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience have been instrumental in delivering successful outcomes for projects of varying complexities. In addition to his technical contributions, Dr Ramsay has played a significant role as an expert witness in numerous tribunals, hearings, and trials in Canada and internationally. His expertise and credibility, which have been relied upon to provide critical insights and analysis in legal proceedings, instill confidence in his vast knowledge and experience. Before joining Grey Owl, Dr Ramsay served as a Senior Consultant at Calving Consulting in Calgary, where he further honed his skills and expertise in the field.

Danny Grant P. Eng., Senior Engineer

Dan’s tenure at Grey Owl Engineering spans an impressive 20 years, a testament to his loyalty and dedication to the company. His wealth of experience and expertise, coupled with his 25 years of oil and gas experience in Western Canada, have established him as a seasoned pipeline and facilities engineering expert. During his tenure at Grey Owl, Dan has amassed extensive experience across various facets of engineering, including project management, cost estimating, equipment design and selection, project commissioning, and process evaluation. His depth of knowledge and hands-on experience have been instrumental in successfully executing projects, contributing to the company’s continued growth and success. Before joining Grey Owl, Dan worked as a technician at Norwest Labs in the oil and gas industry, where he gained valuable insights into the field. He later advanced to Project Engineer at Accutech Limited, the predecessor to Grey Owl Engineering, where he further honed his skills and expertise. A professional engineer and a proud member of APEGA, Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University). His academic background and practical experience position him as a trusted leader in the field, dedicated to delivering excellence in every aspect of his work. 

Edward Browne Drafting Manager

Edward recently joined Grey Owl as Drafting Manager, bringing 28 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked for owners/operators and as a professional services provider. At Grey Owl, Edward oversees the drafting of all projects, ensuring precision and accuracy. He also mentors junior drafters and designers, sharing extensive knowledge to help them succeed. Prior to joining Grey Owl, Edward held significant positions in the industry, including Design and Drafting Manager at Onsite 3D, Federation Engineering, and Kleinfelder Canada Inc. His career began at Williams Energy (formerly TransCanada Midstream), where he built a robust foundation in engineering design and drafting. A graduate of Lambton College with a diploma in Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology, Edward’s solid academic background is complemented by his vast industry experience, making him a trusted leader in his field. Edward’s commitment to excellence and passion for mentoring make him an invaluable asset to Grey Owl Engineering. With expertise in piping design for various facilities, he has successfully managed multidisciplinary teams, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. His hands-on approach and understanding of team dynamics optimize performance, balancing quality, cost, and schedule.

Health, Safety,
Security and Environment

We prioritize the health, safety, security, and environmental (HSSE) well-being of our employees, clients, and the communities in which we operate. Our HSSE statement reflects our unwavering commitment to these core principles.

Health

We are dedicated to promoting the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our employees. We provide a safe and supportive work environment that fosters healthy lifestyles and encourages work-life balance.

Safety

Safety is our top priority in all aspects of our operations. We adhere to rigorous safety standards and procedures to prevent accidents, injuries, and occupational hazards. We empower our employees to take ownership of their safety and that of their colleagues, ensuring a culture of continuous improvement and vigilance.

Security

We prioritize the security of our personnel, assets, and information. We implement robust security measures to safeguard against potential threats, both internal and external. We maintain strict protocols for access control, data protection, and risk management to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our resources.

Environment

We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact and promoting sustainability in all our activities. We adhere to stringent environmental regulations and strive to reduce waste, conserve resources, and mitigate pollution. We actively seek opportunities to innovate and implement eco-friendly practices that contribute to a healthier planet for future generations.

At Grey Owl Engineering, HSSE is not just a priority—it is a fundamental value ingrained in everything we do. We recognize that by prioritizing health, safety, security, and environmental stewardship, we can create a safer, more sustainable future for all.

Our Valued Clients

Delivering Success

Acknowledgement

At Grey Owl Engineering, we recognize and celebrate the rich cultural heritage, knowledge, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. We believe that fostering an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives are not only welcomed but actively sought out is essential to our success and innovation. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is rooted in the understanding that a diverse workforce drives creativity, enhances problem-solving, and builds stronger communities.

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