Expert in Oil and Gas, Safety, Construction, Pipelines
Expert ID: 735443 Texas, USA
Expert has 35+ years of experience in federal, state, and international courts; mediation and arbitration; and dispute resolution. He also has extensive experience developing visual materials and models that can be used in reports and court. Select instances of our previous work include testifying in the BP-Macondo litigation, working on the BP Texas City refinery case, and serving as a consultant for pipeline/well safety for the City of Mont Belvieu, Texas. Projects have covered a variety of topics such as plant and pipeline failures, drilling rig incidents, oilfield fatigue, well blowouts--along with reserve and cost issues, welding hazards, cranes, equipment design and use, and numerous oilfield toxic tort cases (e.g., drilling fluid asbestos cases and others) to give just some examples.
Expert R. Expert, P.E., C.S.P. is an expert who specializes in oil and gas, safety, pipelines, welding, construction, and litigation with over 35+ years of experience throughout the United States. Expert has a degree in petroleum engineering, as well as a law degree. Expert is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Wyoming, a Certified Safety Professional (C.S.P.) and several times trained as an OSHA 500-series instructor. He also runs his oil and gas production and drilling business. Expert is one of the few consultants and expert witnesses who is actively engaged in business and industry.
|Year: 1979||Degree: Juris Doctor||Subject: Law||Institution: South Texas College of Law|
|Year: 1972||Degree: Bachelor of Science||Subject: Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering||Institution: Pennsylvania State University|
|Years: 1981 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Petroleum and Safety Consulting||Department:||Responsibilities: Oilfield, construction, pipelines, and safety management. Safety audits, OSHA, operations, engineering, safety programs, design, regulations, industry standards and practice, ergonomics/human factors/process safety.|
|Years: 1993 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Owner/Operator||Department:||Responsibilities: Operate wells and our own drilling rigs. Drilled wells in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Peru. Drilled 100+ wells in years 2006 to present.|
|Years: 1987 to 1989||Employer: Maintenance, Fabrication and Welding Company||Title: Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Oilfield, plant, and maritime industries providing labor and services.|
|Years: 1977 to 1981||Employer: Home Petroleum Corporation||Title: Drilling and Production Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Management, operations, construction, pipeline and safety responsibility. Geographic area U.S. on/offshore and international. Wells 600 feet to 21,000 feet depth, much field work for problem solutions.|
|Years: 1972 to 1977||Employer: Marathon Oil Company||Title: Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Drilling, safety, production, reservoir, construction. Toolpusher on company-owned rigs. Drilling, construction and production onshore, offshore, and international. High-angle wells to 22,000 feet depth.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1993 to 2019||Country / Region: Peru||Summary: Operating wells and drilling rigs in Peru.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Member ANSI Z49.1 Welding and Cutting Safety Committee (Since 2002)
IADC Safety Committee – Rig Moving (2000s)
Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf Coast Chapter Safety Committee (1991-1993) (Charter Member)
Safety Committee, Associated Builders and Contractors (1992-1995)
Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission Extra-hazardous Employer Approved Professional Source (1992-1996)
State Bar of Texas (Since 1980) (Currently voluntarily in non-participating status)
American Society of Safety Engineers (Since 1989) (Professional Member)
Member IADC, SPE (Since 1972) (Some safety committee service)
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Registered Professional Engineer - Texas (Since 1986), Wyoming (Since 2018)
Certified Safety Professional (Since 1990)
OSHA 500-Series Instructor Training
Certifications including as crane operator, welder, well control (Various years)
|Expert Witness Experience|
| Expert has 35+ years of expert witness experience in federal, state, and international courts; mediation and arbitration; and dispute resolution. He also has extensive experience developing visual materials and models that can be used in reports and court.
Select instances of our previous work include testifying in the BP-Macondo litigation, working on the BP Texas City refinery case, and serving as a consultant for pipeline/well safety for the City of Mont Belvieu, Texas. Projects have covered a variety of topics such as plant and pipeline failures, drilling rig incidents, oilfield fatigue, well blowouts--along with reserve and cost issues, welding hazards, cranes, equipment design and use, and numerous oilfield toxic tort cases (e.g., drilling fluid asbestos cases and others).
Fields of Expertise
energy law, petroleum, petroleum engineering, pipeline, pipeline inspection, offshore pipeline, industrial pipeline, occupational safety, safety, process safety management, process safety, OSHA 29CFR 1910.119, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, industrial safety, fire safety, Department of Transportation pipeline safety regulation, automotive safety, accident instruction, data analysis, research, user interface, usability testing, human factors, litigation management, legal litigation support, expert witness, API-75, API-750, construction safety, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard, oil drill, oil well, oil well drilling, petroleum pipeline engineering