Leading Provider of Top-Quality Gas Processing and
Compression Equipment Packages

Our experienced and skilled team has hundreds of years of combined industry experience, with a deep understanding of the oil and gas industry, and the compression and process packaging business. Over the last 20 years, we’ve developed a diverse and global client-base and our clients know they can count on us to consistently and efficiently deliver systems that successfully meet their unique, and often complex project requirements and specifications.

ACQUISITION NEWS: On Tuesday, August 25, Compass announced that we had signed an agreement to acquire Exterran Corporation’s U.S. compression assets. In addition to the Brittmoore Road facility in Houston, this acquisition includes a team of experienced compression employees. This acquisition also gives Compass an entirely new product line, as well as access to the Port of Houston. Our collective expertise will extend and enhance our product offerings as well as our reach into U.S. and international markets. The integration will take place over the next several weeks with an anticipated close during the fourth quarter of 2020.

Our five business divisions enable us to design, fabricate, optimize, and support the life of our clients’ equipment.

Compression: We offer a full range of reciprocating, rotary screw and rotary vane compressor packages, ranging from 5 HP to 8,000 HP.

Process: We offer packaged process equipment, ranging from small skid-mounted units to inter-connected multiple module units.

Retrofit & Surplus: We offer solutions that increase equipment operating efficiencies, horsepower utilization and operational flexibility.

Rentals/Leasing: We offer a well-maintained fleet of equipment available on a rental, or rent-to-purchase basis.

Parts + Service: Our OEM-trained, and experienced, field technicians are located throughout western Canada and the northwestern United States, and are available around the clock.

Compass is also unique in that we have our own purpose-built fabricating and packaging facilities, including our 80,000 square foot Frontier facility. This world-class facility features design, fabrication, assembly, sand blast bays and paint bays enabling us to seamlessly provide our clients with complete solutions.

At Compass, we’re committed to providing our clients with expert solutions and exceptional experiences, through all stages of a project.


Compass also jointly owns Northbase Finance Inc. (Northbase).

Northbase provides customized, flexible capital financing solutions for essential operating assets, to its client base across North America.

Industry-Renowned Executive Team

Compass’ renowned  Executive Team is comprised of five skilled and experienced industry experts; most of whom have spent their entire careers in the compression industry. They are hands-on, strong leaders with a passion and an interest in the industry that is rarely seen.    

Our Executive Team is focused on leading, inspiring and encouraging Compass team members to grow and evolve and to ensure we are providing our clients with expert solutions and exceptional experiences through all stages of a project, each and every day.


Health & Safety

No Incidents. No Excuses. Our Commitment to Safety.

At Compass, safety is a lifestyle, not a choice. Our commitment is to ensure that our people go home at the end of the day, the same way they arrived.

Compass employees at every level are responsible, and accountable, for the company’s overall safety initiatives. We believe in supporting an environment of safe work and ensuring the safety of our employees is our top priority. Safety is core to our beliefs and our business.

We adhere to the highest health and safety standards and follow industry best practices. We belong to registries including ComplyWorks and ISNetworld in order to provide complete transparency to our clients, and to the industry.

We regularly conduct safety exercises to develop safety knowledge and to increase the overall awareness and understanding of potential hazards.

We constantly strive to promote and achieve excellence in health and safety, at all times within the workplace.

COR Certification

A Certificate of Recognition (COR) established by the Alberta Employment and Immigration Partnership Program signifies Compass’ Health & Safety Program complies with industry standards. Continued certification includes ongoing external audits and quality assurance reviews.











Key Accomplishments Timeline

Two decades helping companies with their gas compression and processing needs


History Timeline 2020

  • Signed agreement to acquire Exterran Corporation’s U.S. compression assets.
  • Celebrating 19 years in business.

History Timeline 2019

  • Created Northbase Finance Inc. (Northbase), a strategic partnership that provides flexible capital solutions for essential infrastructure assets.
  • Expanded our global footprint into Australia and the Middle East. We now have packages installations in 18 international locations.



History Timeline 2018

  • Rebranded from Compass Compression to Compass, to signify our expansion beyond the Compression industry.
  • Compass is a unique, diverse business with five integrated business lines: Compression, Process, Retrofit, Rentals, Parts+Service

History Timeline 2016

  • Celebrated 15 years in business

History Timeline 2015 a

  • Expanded product line with the launch of the Process Division

History Timeline 2015

  • Established Platinum participation in GE’s Waukesha Gas Compression Power Packager Program (direct purchasing of parts)
  • Completed Frontier, our state-of-the-art packaging facility and head office location
  • Increased production capacity by 50% for large HP packages, freeing up production space for Vapour Recovery Units (VRUs) and small HP compression business

History Timeline 2013

  • Launched Retrofit division
  • Added third facility (vessels & process piping)

History Timeline 2012

  • Launched US service division in Wyoming and North Dakota
  • Brought vessel, pipe and skid fabrication in-house

History Timeline 2011

  • Began designing and fabricating 3600 Series CAT/Ariel JGC package (3500 HP)
  • Began designing and fabricating large (>2500 HP) compression packages
  • Celebrated 10 years in business
  • Expanded into northern Alberta, BC and the northwestern United States
  • Acquired Grande Prairie service company
  • Earned Health & Safety Certificate of Recognition (COR)
  • Awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award

History Timeline 2010

  • Became authorized distributor for Ariel and Frick
  • Established long-term relationships with other Tier 1 OEMs like Ro-Flo, CAT, Innio (Waukesha)
  • Increased fabrication space for larger packages
  • Completed first VHP (very high power) package Waukesha 7042GSI 

History Timeline 2009

Developed Rotary Vane product line


History Timeline 2008

  • Changed Ownership
  • Merged rental companies with manufacturing companies
  • Partnered with Waukesha Engine Power (Innio)

History Timeline 2006

Established GE (Gemini) compressor packaging agreement


History Timeline 2001

  • Established Compass Compression
  • Established Caterpillar engine packaging agreement
  • Established Cummins engine packaging agreement