Leading Provider of Top-Quality Compression and Process Packages

Compass is a privately-owned company, established in 2001. The Company is led by an Executive Team consisting of five well-recognized industry experts, with deep experience in the natural gas compression and process industry.

Compass specializes in designing and fabricating top-quality, warm-weather and arctic-style, reciprocating, rotary screw and rotary vane compressor packages and process package systems for the energy industry, worldwide.

Over the last 20+ years, our executive team has successfully steered Compass through the highs and lows of the industry and has made many bold and strategic moves to ensure the continued success and growth of our company including:

  • Acquired Exterran’s US compression assets: In 2020, we made an industry-changing move by acquiring Exterran Corporation’s US compression assets which significantly increased our US footprint and our ability to provide top-quality compression and process equipment to clients around the world.
  • Rebranded to Compass: In 2018, we evolved the business from the singularly focused Compass Compression to Compass, a diverse company that offers five integrated and complementary business divisions. Our five business divisions enable us to design, fabricate, optimize, and support the life of our clients’ equipment.

Compression: We offer a range of standard, configurable and customizable, warm-weather and arctic-style, reciprocating, rotary screw and rotary vane compressor packages.

Process: Our packaged process equipment ranges from small, independent, skid-mounted modules to large, integrated, multi-skid processing systems.

Retrofit & Surplus: Our dedicated retrofit team provides solutions that increase equipment operating efficiencies, horsepower utilization and operational flexibility.

Rentals/Leasing: Our fleet of well-maintained stock equipment and quick-delivery standard units, is available on a rental, or rent-to-purchase basis.

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

State-of-the-Art Facilities
We have 400,000 square feet of purpose-built fabricating and packaging facilities, including our Frontier facility in Calgary, AB and our Brittmoore Road facility in Houston, TX. These world-class facilities include design, fabrication, assembly, sand blast and paint bays enabling us to seamlessly provide clients around the globe with fully complete solutions.

A 60-Year Legacy of Compression Excellence

We’ve acquired a remarkable legacy with our acquisition of Exterran’s US compression assets. Many well-recognized and successful companies have helped form and build the Exterran legacy including South Coast Gas, Tidewater, Universal Compression, Weatherford Gas Compression Services, Hanover Compression, KCI, and more.

We’re proud of this 60-year legacy, and we are eager to design and fabricate compression equipment out of the legendary Brittmoore Road Facility with the exceptional employees who have had a hand in building this legacy.

We have a robust arsenal of industry-leading engineering and production drawings that have been developed, honed and refined over many decades of solving clients’ challenges, for every application.

We are embedding this expertise and intellectual property into our operations to enhance and build upon Compass’ 20+-year legacy of designing and fabricating top-quality compression equipment.

That’s more than 80 years of combined expertise and experience, assuring we provide clients with high-performing packages with consistent quality, predictable performance, simple operation and easy maintenance.

We are energized and committed to growing this legacy over the
next 60+ years.

Compass also jointly owns Northbase Finance Inc.

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 a hands-on, strong group of leaders with a rarely-seen passion and genuine interest in the industry.    

Our Executive Team is committed to leading, inspiring and encouraging Compass team members to grow and evolve, and to ensuring we provide our clients with expert solutions and exceptional experiences through all stages of a project, every single 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.

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Key Accomplishments Timeline

More than two decades helping companies with their gas compression and processing needs



  • Celebrated 20th Anniversary
  • Expanded Parts + Service Division into southern United States (Texas, Oklahoma).

History Timeline 2020

  • Acquired Exterran Corporation’s US compression assets, including the Brittmoore Road facility in Houston, TX.
  • Increased our production space to 400,000 square feet.
  • Expanded our product portfolio to include US-style compression packages manufactured in our Brittmoore Road facility.

History Timeline 2019

  • Created Northbase Finance Inc. (Northbase), a strategic partnership that provides flexible capital solutions for essential operating assets.
  • Expanded our global footprint into Australia and the Middle East. We now have package installations in 19 international locations.



History Timeline 2018

  • Rebranded from Compass Compression to Compass, to reflect our expansion beyond the compression industry.
  • Compass offers five integrated business divisions: 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 our Process Division

History Timeline 2015

  • Completed Frontier: our state-of-the-art packaging facility and head office in Calgary, AB.
  • Established Platinum Partnership in GE’s Waukesha Gas Compression Power Packager Program.
  • Increased production capacity by 50% for large HP packages.

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