Atlas BA Consulting Engineering Inc. can provide a multi-disciplined engineering team of highly experienced drafters, engineers, technicians and specialists to provide technical advice, engineering design, procurement and construction management.

Our capabilities include, but are not limited to, areas of upstream oil batteries, gas compression stations, natural gas processing, NGL fractionation facilities, cavern storage facilities, brine pond system, SAGD, gas and liquid pipelines, rail terminals and truck loading facilities; and product treating facilities for propane, ethane, propylene, ethylene, refrigeration facilities, pipelines and pump stations.

We will deliver excellence and unparalleled execution of all projects, with every opportunity.

Personal Executive Profiles:

Bill O’Toole, P.Eng, MBA
VP of Engineering & Senior Project Manager

  • Bill Bill O’Toole, P.Eng, MBA

    VP of Engineering & Senior Project Manager

    A versatile, decisive, and energized Senior Manager of engineering and construction projects, Mr. O’Toole brings with him 40+ years of Engineering and Project Management experience. With an established record of success leading all phases of complex, multiphase, and high-profile projects, his career encompasses a diverse project portfolio across many industries. His professional experience includes over 275 projects throughout Canada, and participation on international projects in South America, West Africa, and Kazakhstan.

    For the past 15 years, Mr. O’Toole has specialized predominantly in projects for the oil and gas/energy sector. He has managed projects such as oil batteries; compressor stations; asphalt/oil rail, truck, and marine terminals; gathering systems; ASP facilities; and Asset Integrity Management Systems. During this time Mr. O’Toole has also honed his Business Development skills, achieving success in growing a start-up Engineering Company from the ground up. Through his success in developing and implementing growth opportunities, building long-lasting client relationships, and utilizing effective marketing strategies, Mr. O’Toole has had previous experience as a key player in expanding the company from 2 people to over 200 personnel, and in creating sustained revenue improvements of 40% to 100% per year.

    Whether he is acting as Engineer, Project Manager, or Business Developer, Mr. O’Toole delivers results. He is recognized as a strong and respected leader with an adaptive leadership style. He is able to engage teams and achieve the intended goals by providing clear guidance and using the right leadership style for changing situations and the people being lead. He excels in collaborating with clients and contractors to meet or exceed design, quality, timeline, and budget expectations. Mr. O’Toole has a reputation for delivering projects to the highest standards and client satisfaction, by effectively organizing, managing, and utilizing all necessary resources.

Jim Grant, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager

  • JimGrant Jim Grant, P.Eng.

    Senior Project Manager

    Jim Grant is a professional engineer with over 30 years of experience executing upstream oil and gas, pipeline, refinery and petrochemical projects in Canada and internationally. He has managed multi-discipline engineering projects through all phases in the project life cycle. He has an extensive background in facility and pipeline design developed while working on a wide range of projects in both large and multi-project environments.

    Mr. Grant has the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in deadline sensitive settings and is adept at managing the work processes required to successfully complete challenging projects.

    Mr. Grant is committed to delivering cost effective solutions that are aligned with project requirements.

    Mr. Grant’s education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and he is a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Gary Davies, P.Eng
Senior Technical Advisor

  • Gary Gary Davies, P.Eng

    Senior Technical Advisor

    Mr. Davies is a Professional Engineer with over 37 years of combined engineering and management experience in an engineering, procurement, and construction management environment. He has also played a role as a resource owner in the Oil and Gas Industry.

    Prior to joining Atlas, Mr. Davies was a Senior Process Engineer and Project Manager responsible for drilling and completion operations, oil & gas processing facilities and engineering design. He has had extensive exposure in operations from a range of small to large oil and gas processing facilities. In addition, he has been involved with gas/liquid separation technologies in gas plants, oil batteries, well site facilities, water flood plants, compressor facilities, glycol dehydration units, molecular sieve units and natural gas deep cut facilities (cryogenic facilities).

    Mr. Davies earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Nick Kiroski, P.Eng
Engineering Manager

  • Nick Nick Kiroski, P.Eng

    Engineering Manager

    Mr. Kiroski is a highly motivated Professional Engineer with over 30 years of expertise in process engineering design, project management, field engineering support to plant operations, commissioning and start-up of oil & gas industry projects.

    Performed EPC consultancy services at all levels of the project’s cycle, from conceptual studies, FEED, detailed design through to construction completion, commissioning and start-up of large scale SAGD processing facilities, natural gas facilities, petrochemical plants, steam & power generation units, oil product tank farms, vapour recovery units, ship loading terminals-jetty, etc. Diverse international project assignments in South Africa, Chile, USA, UK and China enabled him to adapt well and successfully lead teams of Engineers on large PMC projects interacting with parent company stakeholders and equipment vendors. Has extensive field experience supporting construction completion activities, verification of mechanical completion followed by turn-over to C&SU.

    Mr. Kiroski has a good understanding of project goals, adhering to the project execution plan and methodology to achieve project objectives for HSE, schedule, budget and quality. He is responsible for the technical accuracy and quality of the engineering design, ensuring consistency across all disciplines.

    Mr. Kiroski has a BSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is professional member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Paul Hochhausen, P.Eng
Senior Process Engineer

  • PaulH Paul Hochhausen, P.Eng

    Senior Process Engineer

    Mr. Hochhausen brings over 30 years of expertise in oil & gas facility process design, technical project management, and field development. His experience includes management of projects from concept to facility start-up, including feasibility studies, conceptual design, FEED and detail design, in both contractor and client roles. He has been involved with numerous domestic facilities as well as several international projects in the Middle East, North Africa, and South America. His project management duties have included preparation of FEED & EPCM technical bid packages and evaluation of contractor bids, followed by technical oversight of a multi-discipline engineering team. He effectively manages project interfaces between the engineering contractor, technology providers, and the facility operator, in a multi-cultural environment.

    With a technical background that includes natural gas processing, conventional crude oil processing and associated field facilities, Mr. Hochhausen is able to readily identify pragmatic facility configuration options, and optimize a safe process design. His technical know-how includes design and operation of field and plant inlet separation, gas and liquid amine treating, sulfur recovery, tail gas clean-up, dehydration, refrigeration, cryogenic gas processing, liquid fractionation, and product treating. His hands-on operations experience comes from several years on-site at gas gathering and processing facilities handling sour, hydrocarbon rich gas.

    Mr. Hochhausen’s education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and he is a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Cathy Le, P.Eng
Senior Project Engineer

  • Cathy Cathy Le, P.Eng

    Senior Project Engineer

    Mrs. Le is a Senior Process Engineer with over 13 years of experience in heavy oil, natural gas and chemical process units ranging from Pre-FEED, FEED, Detailed Design phase, HAZOP study through to construction turnover. Mrs. Le is a team player and has extensive experience in the development of Process Design Basis, Design Basis Memorandum, SOW, PFD & HMB, P&ID, and various other engineering reports and documents. She is proficient with HYSYS, FLARENET, VMGSim, and various other engineering software.

    With producing companies, she has provided technical support to Facilities Engineers, Production Engineers, Field Operations, Vessel Integrity, and Environmental teams as well as provided support to the superintendent areas year to year. The process support includes, project scoping and evaluation, Facility project and management of change (MOC) support, Annual DEOS work (Dehydrator, Engineering, and Operations Sheets), PSV replacement, and D39 Compliance scoping, reporting and corrective engineering support (Benzene).

    Mrs. Le is highly adaptable and with her strong work ethic and technical background, she is able to complete projects on time and on budget, while still delivering high quality work.

Allan Sweari, P.Eng
Senior Process Engineer

  • AllanSweari Allan Sweari, P.Eng

    Senior Process Engineer

    Mr. Sweari has more than 27 years of diverse experience, including Heavy Oil Extraction and Treatment SAGD & CSS., Olefin Production and Natural Gas Liquids Extraction, Gas Fractionation, Propane, Propylene & Ethylene Production with Cavern Storage, Petroleum Refining covering Crude units, Vacuum Distillation, Hydrocracking Units, Fluid Catalyst Cracking, Heavy Oil Fractionation, Naphtha-jet & Gasoil Hydrotreaters and Delayed Cokers. He has also worked with Natural Gas Processing Facilities including; Compression, Gas sweetening, and Sulphur Tail Gas Plant. Additionally, he had extensive experience in Large Crude Storage & Blending, Neat Bitumen (HOTBIT) Transportation, Rail and Marine Terminals.

    Mr. Sweari has worked on projects in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Scotland U.K, Washington State, and Texas USA. He is a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS), and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC).

Maditha Kamalakar, P.Eng, M.Eng
Senior Process Engineer

  • Madith Maditha Kamalakar, P.Eng, M.Eng

    Senior Process Engineer

    Mr. Kamalakar has over 31 years of combined experience in operations and design engineering. He has worked on diverse projects in the oil and gas sector including large scale gas plants, NGL recovery through deep cut, and plant engineer for an LNG train in Qatar. He also worked in India and Qatar before gaining Canadian experience.

    Mr. Kamalakar’s experience in Canada in the last 15 years includes construction, plant operations and process engineering with EPCM companies. Through his success in various fields, he has recently completed a Master’s in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary.

    He is recognized as a source for strong engineering and computer skills bringing cost effectiveness and operator friendly solutions to the front.

Greg Yanicki, P.Eng
Senior Project Engineer

  • gregyanicki Greg Yanicki, P.Eng

    Senior Project Engineer

    Greg has over sixteen years of experience in the EPCM industry focusing on design of pipelines, wellsite facilities, field gas compression, dehydration, refrigeration, fractionation plants and cavern storage.

    As a process engineer, Greg has been involved in process simulations using HYSYS and HYSIM, specification of fractionation towers (demethanizer, de-ethanizer, de-propanizer, de-butanizer), preparation of P&IDs, PFDs, bid evaluations, line designation tables and tie-ins, design and creation of equipment data sheets (heat exchangers, pumps, separators, heaters, storage tanks and bullets), Instrument data sheets, heat and material balances, equipment sizing and specifications, hydraulic and pressure drop calculations, PSV sizing, pump sizing calculations, experienced in free water knockout and treaters for sizing and design in SAGD applications.

Russ Satanek, P.Eng
Senior Project Engineer

  • Cathy Russ Satanek, P.Eng

    Senior Project Engineer

    Mr. Satanek has over 12 years of experience in various sectors of the oil and gas industry. His experience includes fractionation facilities, tank terminals, asphalt plants, gas plant (amine sweetening and TEG dehydration units), batteries, storage bullets, pump stations, well pads and bitumen extraction pilot plant. As a process engineer, he has been involved in all phases of the project from Pre-FEED, FEED to the end of Detailed Design phase including HAZID, HAZOP / LOPA and Model Reviews.

    His most recent experience includes acting as a Process Lead on behalf of the client, supervising work of the EPC company and providing technical support for all the associated deliverables related to Fractionation.

    Mr. Satanek has extensive experience in the development of Design Basis Memorandum, Process Design Basis, PFDs & HMB, P&IDs, LDTs, Process Narrative, equipment design and specification, and various other engineering reports and documents. He is also highly competent with simulation software such as HYSYS, FLARENET and engineering software related to hydraulics and equipment sizing.

    His EPC experience also includes equipment design and specification such as storage bullets and tanks, heat exchangers, reboilers, pumps, PSV sizing, separators, hydraulic calculations, NACE calculations, heat loss studies, rail car offloading along with numerous studies (heat medium system, de-propanizer optimization, solvent wash, NGL storage, diluent injection).

    Mr. Satanek is great team player and loves to provide guidance to more junior engineers. He thrives in a challenging environment and prides himself on producing quality deliverables that meet or exceed client requirements.

Anis Ahmed, P.Eng.
Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Anis Anis Ahmed, P.Eng.

    Senior Mechanical Engineer

    Mr. Anis Ahmed has 16 + Years of Project management, Mechanical (Rotating Equipment & Storage tanks) and Piping Engineering Canadian and Overseas EPC & EPCM experiences. He has extensive experience in CNRL Downstream project in Oil and Gas area in Fort McMurray for pipe rack and HDPE pipe for fire water line, performed calculation for pump NPSHA and experienced in sizing, selection, datasheet, RFQ/RFP.

    Mr. Anis with experience in international project design, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, start up and operation & maintenance of Water and Froth treatment plant. Extensive involvement in design of piping systems and storage tanks, technical bid evaluation, purchase requisitions and construction work packages including Hydrostatic test. Completed project work in Canada, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. He has worked in Mechanical Field Engineering and construction Management of Treatment Plant and Gas boosting Transmission line.

    Mr. Anis earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Ontario and is a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Andy Durtnall
Lead Piping Designer

  • Madith Andy Durtnall

    Lead Piping Designer

    Mr. Durtnall is a Senior Design Lead with over 39 years of experience as a drafting project lead on numerous sweet and sour petrochemical projects ranging from Storage Caverns, Gas Plants, Oil Batteries, Compressor Stations, Storage Caverns, Pipeline Gathering Systems, and Well-site Facilities.

    Mr. Durtnall’s involvement on these projects ranged from initial feasibility studies and preliminary design through to completed construction, facility optimizing and As-builting. His responsibilities include producing complete and accurate construction Process Flow Schematics, Isometrics and Piping Drawings while providing liaison and logistical support to Process, Mechanical, Civil/Structural and Electrical Engineers, equipment vendors, skid and vessel fabricators, Construction and Field Managers.

Joseph Dallaire
Senior Cost Estimator

  • josephD Joseph Dallaire

    Senior Cost Estimator

    Joseph A. Dallaire is a Cost Engineer with 30 years’ experience estimating capital costs for oil/gas/petrochemical/SAGD/TAGD and pipeline projects. He provides estimates for civil, structural, mechanical equipment, piping, electrical and instrumentation installations.

    Mr. Dallaire prepares all classes of estimates from conceptual (Class V) to detail (Class III), as well as Lump Sum Unit Rates Bids. He also develops and schedules project costs and maintains budgetary control and coding systems.

    Mr. Dallaire has developed an extensive estimating database for labour and material, as well as pipeline contractor unit rates for all pipeline work for sizes from 4” to 60” including UPI estimating. He prides himself on creating cost savings by finding less expensive and more efficient processes for his clients which include large EPC, oil and gas, mining and construction companies.

Maggie McMurtry, EIT
Junior Process/Project Engineer

  • Maggie Maggie McMurtry, EIT

    Junior Process/Project Engineer

    Maggie is an Engineer in Training who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with Distinction from the University of Alberta. With the guidance from our experienced engineers, she assists with the development of many different deliverables such as BFD’s, PFD’s, Heat and Material Balances, Design Basis Memorandums, Proposals and process calculations. She is highly motivated, detail-oriented and focused on project completion.

    Her previous experience includes assisting in the process design, quotation and fabrication of oil and gas processing equipment such as separators, towers, flare knockout drums, heat exchangers and line heaters.