PETROLEUM EXPERT WITNESSES

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-173698
This qualified expert is a professional engineer who earned his BS from Texas A&M University and his MBA from the University of Houston. He is an advisory board member of GasPro Americas and the Gas to Liquid Technology Forum. Formerly, this expert has served various roles in the gas industry such as an Energy Consultant for Purvin & Gertz, a Gas Plants Manager for Hess Corporation, a VP at NextEra Energy Resources, and a Gas Processing Instructor at John M. Campbell & ...
Expert Witness: E-041067
This expert is the Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics at a major university in the western US. He is an internationally trusted scholar of environmental and resource economics, having served as the managing editor of the top global journal in this field. His current research interests include modeling prices for crude oil and natural gas, the role of delivery infrastructure in natural gas markets, and motivations to hold fossil fuel stockpiles. He holds a BA ...
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-007187
This expert has over 36 years of experience in petroleum, biofuel, and chemical engineering. A senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, he has delivered over 50 presentations and speeches across the globe at conferences such as the World Fuels Conference. As a Product Manager with Crown Iron Works Company, this expert led their biodiesel initiative to position the company as a top firm in the biodiesel process technology market. At Delta-T ...
Expert Witness: E-010939
This highly qualified chemical engineer has more than 40 years of experience in the design and operation of petroleum refineries, oil terminals, and petrochemical plants. Much of his work originates at executing process simulators, including simulations in petroleum refining, ethylene, fine chemicals, reforming processes, dehydration, distillation, and gas processing. For the past 30+ years, this expert has been the President, Owner, and Engineering Manager for a large ...
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-055268
This oil and gas expert has worked in the industry for 28 years. After earning his BS in mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota, he became a certified professional engineer in the states of CA, KS, LA, OK, and TX. He served as a design engineer for SPEC Services, a senior project engineer for Unocal 76 Products Company, a director for Conoco Pipe Line Company, a senior engineer for Baker Consulting Group, and as vice president of pipeline operations at JP ...
Expert Witness: E-097324
This expert has more than 30 years of experience in academia and industry specifically relating to mine design, planning, and optimization. He earned his undergraduate and masters degrees at Ghana University of Science & Technology, and University of Zambia. He also earned his PhD in mining engineering from the University of Alberta. He is a member of such prestigious societies as the American Society of Civil Engineers and is an advisory council member for the Mine ...
Expert Witness: E-261564
This highly qualified expert in oil and gas earned his BS from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and two MS degrees from the University of Manchester and the University of London. He has over 30 years of experience in petroleum engineering and has published over 20 papers related to the oil and gas industry. He is a certified engineer and is a member of various professional societies, including the Energy Institute and the Society of Petroleum ...
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 ...

PETROLEUM EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Texas Court Deems Petroleum Engineer Qualified To Opine On Metallurgical Matters PETROLEUM Expert Case

…  and not up to API standards. The plaintiff presented a petroleum engineer as an expert witness who intended to testify that the …  plaintiff countered that because the expert was a petroleum engineer, he was more than qualified to opine on the issues at hand. …

Chemical Refinery Allegedly Causes Flooding To Surrounding Community PETROLEUM 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 Industry Expert Investigates Cause Of Pump Explosion PETROLEUM Expert Case

Oil Industry Expert Investigates Cause Of Pump Explosion

This case involves the deaths of several workers following an explosion at an oil production and transfer site. Based on an initial investigation, the defendants state that the fire was caused by a transfer pump which was used to move oil between temporary …

Fracking Product Manufacturer Allegedly Infringes On Competitor’s Design PETROLEUM Expert Case

This case involves an intellectual property dispute surrounding the design and development of hydraulic fracking products. It was alleged that a manufacturer of said products used trade secrets from another prominent manufacturer to design a new fracking …

Fuel Industry Veteran Opines On Technology Patent Dispute PETROLEUM Expert Case

Fuel Industry Veteran Opines On Technology Patent Dispute

This case involves an intellectual property dispute between two fuel companies over gasoline blending. The patent in question allowed for the accurate blending of the gasoline at the point of distribution based on its volatility level. An expert in the fi …

Oil and Gas Lease is Allegedly Altered to Extend Agreement PETROLEUM Expert Case

Oil and Gas Lease is Allegedly Altered to Extend Agreement

This case involves a plaintiff who allegedly had his oil and gas lease altered, resulting in loss of opportunity to negotiate a new lease at better terms. The plaintiff signed a lease that specified a short term, after which the lease was to be renegotiate …

Fracking Expert Opines on Intellectual Property Dispute PETROLEUM Expert Case

…  intellectual property (IP) dispute involving fracking and petroleum products and applications in Pennsylvania. A major designer and …  that also produced heavy equipment and tools for use in petroleum extraction – of infringing on its intellectual property in the design …

Accounting Expert Opines on Underpayment of Royalties by Natural Gas Firm PETROLEUM Expert Case

This case involves the alleged underpayment of royalties to a group of plaintiffs involved in the extraction, refinement, and sale of a variety of oil and gas products in the Alaska. The plaintiffs were the owners of a tract of land upon which the defendan …

Massive Explosion Linked to Corroded Gas Line PETROLEUM Expert Case

Massive Explosion Linked to Corroded Gas Line

This case involves a woman who suffered serious injuries due to an explosion linked to a corroded gas line under her property. In the weeks leading up to the explosion, the woman repeatedly noticed the smell of natural gas in her home and on the lawn outsi …