About Us

Our Story

Our culture is what has always differentiated us. When our company was founded in 1989, we ventured to craft a firm that would truly listen to clients and follow through by meeting their requirements. We created a family-like environment that was challenging, fun, and respectful.

Today, under our new leadership, we still embody that culture, with an added trait of strengthened resilience. Through our 30 years in the energy industry, we have been alongside our clients as they responded to the changing landscape. And we have evolved, too. Here’s how:


We’ve challenged our people to create and innovate in an effort to increase productivity without sacrificing quality


We’ve added capabilities in power generation, long-distance pipelines and transient analysis


We’ve rebuilt our sustaining capital approach to better support our clients with their upgrade and maintenance programs

Value Added

We’ve focused on adding value through capital cost savings to help our clients be as competitive as possible

Upside Engineering Ltd. (Hatch Upside) joined the Hatch Group (Hatch) in September 2019, bringing together Upside’s midstream facility expertise with Hatch’s specialties in oil and gas process engineering. Collectively, we bring over 95 years of engineering experience. Hatch Upside has capabilities to deliver the most technically challenging projects while remaining flexible and accessible.


30 Years of Community

Leadership Team

Chris Read
Regional Director, Oil and Gas, Western North America
Jim Ontko
Director, Project Implementation
Kevin Wigginton
Director, Business Operations
Pouyan Behrouzi
Director, Engineering