From our headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, DPH Focus has provided cost-effective and innovative project management, engineering, procurement, and construction management services to the oil and gas industry since 1973. DPH Focus is a mid-sized multi-disciplinary EPCM firm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Focus Corporation.
By overlapping leading oil and gas processing technologies with experience and innovation, we develop, design and manage the construction of processing facilities that fulfill project requirements, are cost effective and meet the economic and environmental challenges facing the our clients’ respective industries.
Our qualifications, combined with our extensive experience give us the expertise required to execute all project phases – from conceptual design to commissioning, start-up and handover to operations. Our projects range in size from 50 man-hours to capital projects exceeding a billion dollars.
Talented Professionals at Your Service
DPH Focus employs over 300 dedicated professionals, and has access to hundreds of Focus technical staff when required. DPH Focus consistently delivers quality projects within budget and on schedule. Our company's strength is our people, who conduct their work with professionalism and constantly strive to provide the best possible services for our clients.
We partner with you to help you optimize your assets, improve your competitive position and increase your long-term success.
Diverse Service Offering
We work across a wide spectrum of project types, including gas compression and storage, gas processing and treating, metering and automation, oil projects, pipelines, power generation, well-sites and tie-ins and SAGD facilities.
DPH Focus excels at technically challenging projects, including green-field plants, debottlenecking and retrofits in major operating facilities. We are proud of our reputation for process engineering excellence.
Safety is our Priority
Our employees are aware of safety issues with respect to construction practices and plant operation. HAZOP and constructability studies ensure that all necessary safety requirements are incorporated into our designs.
Our diverse expertise enables us to provide a full complement of services – from front-end engineering design [FEED] studies to project execution, construction management and ongoing operational support.
DPH Focus provides a wealth of knowledge and experience in the following disciplines:
We apply established project management processes in initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. The project manager/ project engineer will supervise, co-ordinate, schedule and review the activities and progress of various levels of technical and field staff. They serve as the interface between the client and the project team and are determined to achieve cost and schedule certainty for our clients. Their technical involvement includes developments of plot plans, P&ID development, equipment RFQs, mechanical contract scope of work and more.
Tools are in place and are utilized in accordance with the degree of reporting and tracking required. Whether it is small project facilities or complex projects requiring detailed planning and logistics, we have the proven track record to perform the work.
Using the latest technological tools, we can arrive at an economical design solution to meet your business case. From economic and feasibility studies through to plant start-up, we have the personnel to meet your needs. Our teams have also provided input into due diligence reports, assisting our clients with the data to help them make the right business decisions.
Our process team is highly skilled with respect to plant debottlenecking and optimization studies. Many of the projects that we have completed are retrofit projects and our personnel are sensitive to operability and maintainability issues when developing the project design criteria. Clients from across North America have drawn upon our process expertise in all areas of gas processing. Whether it is sweet or sour gas, lean or rich we have likely treated and processed similar streams before.
Civil & Structural Engineering
Our civil department is proficient with the civil and structural design of the project. Our civil/structural engineering personnel design and detail grass roots facilities from the ground up. From site clearing details, grading plans, site layout, foundations and structural steel design and details, the civil team can do it all in house.
Our electrical department is divided into three levels. Their group is responsible for the electrical drawings and specifications. Their services extend to detailed design, equipment layout, cable routing, and control diagrams. Our staff is proficient in equipment selection, specification and vendor coordination, including expediting and inspection services. They provide support to electrical contracts and field construction and are involved with the commissioning and start-up of facilities. DPH Focus’ control system group is capable of a wide range of projects from simple system modifications and expansions to complete automation integration of grass roots projects.
- PLC/DCS Programming
Under the direction of the project engineer, this department uses the PFDs and P&IDs to develop isometrics, plot plans, bill of materials and layouts and/or models. They are knowledgeable in stress analysis. Using CADWorx software, the piping group prepares 2D and 3D piping model designs. Design models are used to facilitate stakeholder walk through meetings for review of facility constructability, accessibility and operational concerns. The models provide a clear picture of the general aesthetics and plant design.
Our procurement department oversees and executes the commercial aspects of projects. Utilizing our in-house software, augmented by additional project specific reports, our professional procurement staff manages the purchase of project assets through the entire supply chain cycle. We offer a blend of whatever services are required for the project including:
Our construction managers oversee a client’s projects, while managing the construction process and the project team. They have strong relationships with the client and contractors and make recommendations to benefit the team.
Our construction management team plays many roles in the execution of a project and we utilize them for construction estimates, contractor negotiation, development of accurate budgets, construction schedules and constructability reviews on most of our projects. For heavy lifts and oversize loads, our personnel work closely with the lifting contractors and shipping companies to ensure that equipment setting is thoroughly considered with respect to lay down areas, on site labour requirements and special equipment.
DPH offers our clients a full complement of on-site supervisory staff, including site superintendents, field discipline inspectors, warehouse personnel, safety coordinators and contract administrators.
Our document control personnel provide the required level of control of vendor data and engineering drawings throughout the project, culminating in the preparation of project data books/files at the end of the project.