OIL EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-126929
This oil and gas accounting expert is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania and a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, where he earned his BA in accounting. He began his career in the Pittsburgh Assurance & Advisory Services practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP, working on public and private engagements in the energy, financial, and manufacturing sectors. The expert went on to establish his own public accounting and oil and gas consulting firm and currently ...
Expert Witness: E-141993
This active consulting petroleum engineer has extensive experience in the drilling, completion, and operational planning on hundreds of vertical and horizontal wells. He earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University and began his career with Chevron. He then worked as a Drilling Rep & Production Engineer for Mesa Petroleum Co. and as a Operations Manager for Foran Oil Co. The expert spent 23 years with Read & Stevens, where he ...
Expert Witness: E-157161
This expert on Oil and Gas Engineering has been in the industry for 30+ years. He has experience with engineering, engineering management, and forensic engineering investigations. He possesses a thorough understanding of design, construction, and operational needs. He obtained his BS in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University and his MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Houston. He is a certified Professional Engineer in TX and is currently ...
Expert Witness: E-060467
This expert is a health & safety expert in oil and gas, construction and mining drawing on his advanced education and about 20 years experience teaching safety practices and techniques reducing incidents and reducing costs/losses. He has worked at a variety of mining, petroleum, and construction companies as their lead environmental health and safety specialist. He has extensive experience drafting and implementing safety and environmental programs and field safety audit ...
Expert Witness: E-044958
This qualified expert of Fracking Tools & Applications obtained his BS in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University and is a member of multiple Chemistry and Petroleum Professional Societies. This expert has more than forty five years of experience in both research, development, and field use of acidizing and fracturing fluids. He has worldwide experience in fracturing and acidizing stimulation, completion, well control operations, and knowledge of equipment and tools ...
Expert Witness: E-036519
This expert has been a pioneer in the field of seismic reservoir characterization for over 30 years, with his research interests including borehole geophysics and hydraulic fracturing. He obtained over a dozen US and worldwide patents for his work and sold this technology to Western-Atlas International, where it became part of a suite of on-site drill products. In 1992 he became a member of the Engineering Faculty at the prestigious University of California at Berkeley. ...
Expert Witness: E-032905
This expert has more than 35 years of experience in the maritime and offshore oil & gas industries including an active seagoing career as a deck officer on tankers and bulk carriers; terminal controller in a container terminal responsible for the loading and discharging of ocean-going container vessels; master/offshore installation manager of semi-submersible drilling rigs; and marine surveying involved with all types of surveys in the offshore industry. He is a Master ...
Expert Witness: E-019331
This highly qualified expert has 25+ years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry developing and implementing tactics and strategies to optimize utilization of assets and maximize ROI. He has four years of consulting experience in E&P, with an emphasis on Natural Gas drilling costs and Enhanced Oil recovery and insights in Upstream oil trends. His has also experience on Wall Street with a boutique brokerage firm with exposure to securities, fixed income and ...
Expert Witness: E-009327
This expert has extensive experience in fuel system design, storage, and dispensing systems. He has spent many years as a gas station expert, constructing gasoline service stations for major oil companies and public agencies. He has been involved with numerous societies in the gas station safety/construction industry, and is certified to handle all gas station related materials. Currently, this expert consults on fuel system installation, design, and safety at his own firm.
Expert Witness: E-007462
This expert has over 35 years of advisory and energy industry experience for both domestic and international projects. As Director of Forensics and Dispute Services for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, he consulted with a Moroccan oil and gas company in an international fraud dispute involving an oil service technology company, while he provided expert testimony and analysis for a separate multimillion dollar lawsuit involving oil and gas fraud. He also provided ...
Expert Witness: E-007464
This expert has been working in the petroleum industry for over 40 years. He has worked for numerous petroleum and energy firms in a variety of capacities, from production and drilling accountant and oil and gas accountant to senior internal auditor, control analyst, audit manager, and senior staff auditor. Awarded the honor of Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners, he holds a number of certifications for auditing, fraud examination, and consulting, while ...
Expert Witness: E-261097
This highly qualified project and construction management expert has over 30 years of professional experience in his field. He received his BS in industrial engineering and technology from East Central University and his MBA from Robert Kennedy College. He is a certified facilitator of incident and root cause analysis investigations and is certified by OSHA in construction safety. He has published over 15 papers, publications and manuals related to topics in his field. ...

OIL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Chemical Refinery Allegedly Causes Flooding To Surrounding Community OIL Expert Case

This case involves residents of a small town in Alabama who suffered severe flooding and subsequent property damages after a hurricane. It was alleged that a local petrochemical refinery complex dammed up a bayou without warning nearby residents. It was fu …

Oil and Gas Lessee Fails To Pay Owed Royalties OIL Expert Case

Oil and Gas Lessee Fails To Pay Owed Royalties

…  case involves a lessee who allegedly failed to pay oil and gas royalties owed to the owner of the mineral rights. According to the …  claimed that the rate was agreed at only 10%. An expert in oil and gas royalties was sought to review documents and determine the scope …

Oil Industry Expert Investigates Cause Of Pump Explosion OIL Expert Case

Oil Industry Expert Investigates Cause Of Pump Explosion

…  the deaths of several workers following an explosion at an oil production and transfer site. Based on an initial investigation, the …  fire was caused by a transfer pump which was used to move oil between temporary storage tanks that were on-site for the startup of new …

Oil Company Delivers Low-Quality Fuel To Clients OIL Expert Case

Oil Company Delivers Low-Quality Fuel To Clients

…  involves a class action case against an oil company that allegedly charged their clients for high-grade fuel product but delivered a low-quality oil blend. A fuel expert was sought to discuss the market value of virgin fuel oil in comparison to the market value of the fuel blend in question and …

Expert In Offshore Drilling Vessel Safety Opines on Fatal Equipment Failure OIL Expert Case

This case involves an individual with 20+ years of experience in ship maintenance who died on an offshore drilling vessel. The individual was testing the ship’s air compressors which had recently been serviced. While the individual was in the process …

Chemical Engineering Expert Discusses Refinery Explosion OIL Expert Case

Chemical Engineering Expert Discusses Refinery Explosion

This case involves a blast that occurred at a large petroleum refinery. At the time of the explosion, the plant was not operational and no petroleum products were being moved. Despite this, a reconstruction of the accident performed by The U.S. Chemical Sa …