Norwest Corporation

Norwest Corporation

Norwest is an internationally recognized leader in providing consulting expertise to the energy, mining, and natural resources industries. For three decades we have offered a wide range of services to energy and mining companies, electric power producers, financial institutions, governments, legal firms, and regulatory agencies. Norwest’s geologists, engineers, hydrologists, environmental specialists, and management consultants bring extensive industry experience to our consulting projects. Accordingly, we understand the opportunities, pressures, and constraints facing the industries we serve. Our innovative, experience-based approach is focused on assisting our clients achieve world-class performance standards.

Company details

2700, 411-1st Street S.E. , Calgary , Alberta T2G 4Y5 Canada

Locations Served


Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Innovative. Reliable. Accurate. Impartial.

Norwest’s rich tradition of providing our clients with unparalleled specialist consulting and engineering services is grounded in pride – the pride that stems from employee ownership. We take pride in ownership, and serving clients is not just our duty, it’s our privilege. That’s an advantage you’ll only get from Norwest.
We take a realistic yet innovative approach to each project, carefully assembling a knowledge-based team of experts who have practical experience developing and operating similar ventures. Our extensive industry background enables us to balance requirements and constraints posed by complex situations, viewing each project with a fresh yet knowledgeable perspective that nets optimum results.
Norwest is committed to excellence in Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) performance in all operations and supports a comprehensive HSE Management System. The HSE Management System safeguards employees and the environment and strives for continuous improvement to reduce risk. We recognize that HSE performance is critical to the ongoing operations of both Norwest and our clients.

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 (most notably oil sands) and geographical areas. We expanded our expertise in North America, Europe, and Australia to projects in Asia and Australasia.
The new millennium heralded a surge of the global economy prompting a worldwide demand for energy minerals. Norwest has responded by expanding and diversifying our service offerings.
Today we have more than 250 full-time professional and support personnel, supplemented by an additional 50 associates. Together we have successfully completed consulting projects in virtually all the major coalfields, mining districts, and energy producing regions in the world. Norwest’s client list spans the globe and includes the leading mining and energy companies, international financial institutions, electric utilities, and government agencies. These clients are served through Norwest offices located in the USA, Canada, and India. 
The coming generation is expected to face the most challenging period ever for the energy and extractive minerals industries. Norwest is committed to continuous development to meet the challenges and opportunities facing our clients.