About US

Alta Tech Environmental Services Inc.

Our Story

We are predominately focused on energy asset management programs in Northwest Alberta, with a lengthy track record supporting mature conventional oil and gas facilities and associated annual approvals. Alta Tech appreciates the challenges mature assets are faced with in the industry and leverage our expertise to balance compliance with expenditure.

With offices strategically positioned around mature assets and areas of new development, providing “doorstep” access to regional clients and operations, Alta Tech has been supporting the energy and commercial sector for over 15 years and continues to work on advanced approaches involving in-situ remediation, site closure, and groundwater treatment.

What we do

Providing environmental consulting, engineering, and project management services to private, municipal, commercial, and industrial clients, we are predominantly focused on energy asset management programs in Northwest Alberta, with a significant track record supporting mature conventional oil and gas facilities and their associated annual approvals and regulatory environmental orders.

We place a huge amount of emphasis on building versatile staff within the company which allows Alta Tech to deliver efficiently without a bogged down approach to executing work. Even though we are small, our depth and blend of experience allows Alta Tech to do more with less.

Through research and experience Alta Tech sourced an untouched aquifer,  which was triple the supply needs, close in proximity, and benefited our client economically, socially, and environmentally.

Through our knowledge and expertise, we were able to complete effective hydrogeological modelling and site evaluations to more accurately rationalize the site liability, which was reduced to one-sixth of the assessment value from previous years.

Through managing a major sour gas processing company in our region for over 12 years, we  have effectively reduced environmental impacts and liabilities by removing onsite sources, assessing offsite migration, and risk mitigation.  

How we work

Remediation potential is an issue that clients are faced with on legacy and complex sites and the acquisition cycle in Alberta doesn’t make these challenges any easier. Alta Tech’s expertise provides clients with advanced techniques that, when feasible, steer away from traditional and expensive approaches.

We generate sustainable long-term relationships through our versatile and responsive approach to executing work and collaborate with clients in managing their business. Outside of the energy industry, we also help clients capitalize on our approach in the commercial development of sites considered economically unfeasible.

Years of Expertise

Over 55 years of hydrogeological and environmental engineering experience and 25 years of facility operation, design and civil construction as it relates to conventional oil and gas and heavy oil.

Develop a Parnership

Generate sustainable long term relationships through our versatile and responsive approach to executing work and collaborating with clients in managing their business.

Our Unique Approach

Avoid prescribed solutions that are not flexible to the needs, objectives and economic constraints of a client’s business.

Unbeatable Example

Avoid prescribed solutions that are not flexible to the needs, objectives and economic constraints of a client’s business.

Leadership Team

Troy Nicholl

Principal Engineer | President

Troy is Alta Tech’s Principal Engineer, with over 16 years of facilities engineering and operation in conventional oil and gas and SAGD. Leadership/managerial roles have been at heart of his experience in the last 7 years, with a strong track record in directing the development of qualified and accountable teams to execute a portfolio of projects. A strong operations background along with a solid understanding of the engineering principles, project execution principles, and client development made him a big acquisition for Alta Tech in 2016.

Murray Ostrander, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Principal Hydrogeologist / Engineer and Program Manager | Vice President of Technical Services

Murray is Alta Tech’s Principal Hydrogeologist / Engineer, with over 25 years of hydrogeology and environmental engineering experience. His experience focuses on the conceptualization of hydrological and hydrogeological systems, data interpretation and compilation, and the conceptualization, assessment, and modelling of environmental sites. His project experience includes environmental impact assessments, contaminant site assessments, contaminant remediation design and implementation, development and maintenance of water supply systems, wellhead protection studies, GWIDI studies, groundwater / surface water interaction, and water resource management. Mr. Ostrander has also taught several intermediate and advanced courses on groundwater and contaminant migration.

Lyle Ostrander, P.Eng.

Principal Environmental Engineer and Program Manager | Vice President of Operations

Lyle is a professional engineer with 18 years of experience, spanning environmental engineering, facility construction, project management, and plant operations. His facility experience in the oil and gas industry includes sour gas plant processing, oil production, mining, and oil sands. A solid track record has been developed in areas that include hazardous waste site characterization, groundwater and soil contamination assessments, source delineation, remedial design, and regulatory compliance. An operations background combined with a strong understanding of environmental engineering principles contributed to a key role that supported the growth of Alta Tech in the Whitecourt region. As one of Alta Tech’s core client leads, Lyle has also managed the design and construction of various in-situ and ex-situ remediation projects totaling $8M.

Leadership Team

Troy Nicholl

Principal Engineer | President

Troy is Alta Tech’s Principal Engineer, with over 16 years of facilities engineering and operation in conventional oil and gas and SAGD. Leadership/managerial roles have been at heart of his experience in the last 7 years, with a strong track record in directing the development of qualified and accountable teams to execute a portfolio of projects. A strong operations background along with a solid understanding of the engineering principles, project execution principles, and client development made him a big acquisition for Alta Tech in 2016.

Murray Ostrander, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Principal Hydrogeologist / Engineer and Program Manager | Vice President of Technical Services

Murray is Alta Tech’s Principal Hydrogeologist / Engineer, with over 25 years of hydrogeology and environmental engineering experience. His experience focuses on the conceptualization of hydrological and hydrogeological systems, data interpretation and compilation, and the conceptualization, assessment, and modelling of environmental sites. His project experience includes environmental impact assessments, contaminant site assessments, contaminant remediation design and implementation, development and maintenance of water supply systems, wellhead protection studies, GWIDI studies, groundwater / surface water interaction, and water resource management. Mr. Ostrander has also taught several intermediate and advanced courses on groundwater and contaminant migration.

Lyle Ostrander, P.Eng.

Principal Environmental Engineer and Program Manager | Vice President of Operations

Lyle is a professional engineer with 18 years of experience, spanning environmental engineering, facility construction, project management, and plant operations. His facility experience in the oil and gas industry includes sour gas plant processing, oil production, mining, and oil sands. A solid track record has been developed in areas that include hazardous waste site characterization, groundwater and soil contamination assessments, source delineation, remedial design, and regulatory compliance. An operations background combined with a strong understanding of environmental engineering principles contributed to a key role that supported the growth of Alta Tech in the Whitecourt region. As one of Alta Tech’s core client leads, Lyle has also managed the design and construction of various in-situ and ex-situ remediation projects totalling $8M.