Keeping Ahead of the Challenges Facing Our Clients.
Norwest was founded in 1979 by a group of engineers and geologists who recognized the need for practical and impartial mining consulting and geological services. These founders simultaneously opened offices in Canada and the United States and began working with mining companies on projects such as reserve audits, geological modeling, mine planning, financial evaluations, feasibility studies, and operations audits.
From an initial platform of business in the North American coal industry, Norwest diversified in both commodities and geographical areas served. We expanded our expertise in North America, Europe and Australia to projects in Asia and Australasia and began working with other minerals, most notably oil sands.
As the global economy became an exciting reality in the twenty-first century and a surge in demand for energy minerals was experienced worldwide, Norwest responded by further broadening our service offerings. As a result, we merged with Questa Engineering and Applied Hydrology Associates, expanding our umbrella of expertise to include oil and gas and add to our hydrological and environmental consulting services.
Today, we have more than 220 full-time employees and associates serving clients through our network of offices located in the USA, Canada, Australia, India, Colombia, and The People’s Republic of China. The coming generation is expected to face the most challenging period ever for the energy and extractive minerals industries, and Norwest will continue to evolve to meet the challenges and opportunities facing our clients.