VP Business Development


Mr. Chad Hitchings is the Vice President of Business Development at OEL Projects Ltd. In his role he manages all new and existing client relationships. Prior to his current role he spent numerous years with OEL in the capacity of Vice President Projects.

During his tenure with OEL he has been responsible for implementing computer aided drafting systems, as well as the detailed design, construction management and start-up supervision of numerous sweet and sour gas processing facilities and pipeline systems (Class I & II).

This includes sour and sweet oil and gas batteries, gas plants, compressor stations, pipeline facilities, CO2 injection facilities, CO2 removal, heavy oil cyclic steam facilities, and water injection systems (new and rehabilitated). He also coordinates the regulatory and environmental aspects of these projects. Projects range in size and scope from grass roots to working with facilities that are over 25 years old (brown field).

Chad has a diploma in Engineering and Design Drafting Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), in addition to diplomas in Watershed Management and Renewable Resource Management from the Department of Environmental Science at Lethbridge Community College (LCC). He is a member of APEGA, APEGS, APEGBC as an Engineering Licensee. He is also a member of ASET as a Registered Engineering Technologist. Chad has prior experience working at Bantrel Engineering and Tartan. Gaining over 25 years of experience in oil and gas upstream facility design and project management, Chad managed a team of engineers who worked on capital projects over $110 million dollars in size prior to taking on his current role as the Vice President of Business Development.