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O’Kane Consultants Inc. was formed in 1993 by Mr. Terry O’Kane, P.Eng. to serve the minerals industry with a primary focus on preliminary and detailed feasibility studies. Mr. Mike O’Kane, P.Eng, opened the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan office of O’Kane Consultants in 1996.

The Saskatoon office initially focused solely on mine waste cover system design and applying fundamental research on unsaturated zone hydrology to practical problems. Projects since 2000 have included all aspects of mine closure as O’Kane Consultants Inc. have expanded their expertise and employee base while also collaborating with world leading experts possessing complementary skills. In addition, O’Kane Consultants have conducted applied research to demonstrate the applicability of unsaturated zone hydrology to heap leach design and operation. O’Kane Consultants is a supporter of the University of Saskatchewan Global Institute for Water Security’s Mine Overlay Site Testing Facility, opened in July 2016.  Click here for our Statement of Qualifications.

Since 2003, OKC has established offices in Brisbane and Perth (Australia), Anaconda (Montana, USA), Christchurch (New Zealand), Calgary and Fort McMurray (Alberta), Cranbrook (British Columbia), Fredericton (New Brunswick), and Wales (United Kingdom) servicing Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. OKC has approximately 50 staff comprised of geotechnical, environmental and civil engineers, soil scientists, hydrologists, geologists, geochemists, technologists, and administrative personnel. Click here to review our company’s vision and core values.  Our corporate safety slogan is “Work Smart…Live Well…Be Safe.”

We are experts in application of unsaturated zone hydrology to addressing geotechnical engineering and mine waste management challenges who practice and develop the state of the art, not just the state of practice. O’Kane Consultants has a multidisciplinary team of professionals who are committed to developing mine closure plans and conducting mine closure planning support studies that are integrated with mine planning. The company is consistently involved with technology transfer and assisting clients with applying information development and research for operational and closure planning management decisions.

In October 2013 the International Resource Journal published a profile on O’Kane Consultants, which was reprinted that month in the Canadian Business Journal.